Baby Girl arrived at South Bend Animal Care and Control (SBACC) after her owner had died. Sadly, it appeared that she had lived a life of neglect. In addition to a very poor physical appearance, Baby Girl had a number of health issues, not the least of which was an advanced case of heartworm. However, through the matted coat and the labored breathing, the team at SBACC could see that Baby Girl was a diamond in the rough.

When animals with extreme medical needs are taken in by SBACC, the shelter staff is often faced with making difficult decisions. Because the funds needed to pay for expensive surgeries and treatments are simply not available, the animals have traditionally been euthanized. Many of these animals would make wonderful, loving pets if only they had access to the medical treatment they need.

That’s where CARE of South Bend and the Hope and Second Chances Veterinary Fund (HSCVF) comes in. The HSCVF was created to give these animals the second chances they deserve. By paying for medical treatment that otherwise would not be available to them, the Fund is saving lives that in the past would have been lost. Administered by CARE of South Bend (CARE), the HSCVF pays for lifesaving medical treatment for sick and injured animals at SBACC. These animals get the veterinary care they need to get back on their feet, and then are put up for adoption when they are healthy enough to be placed into a permanent home.

Over the years, hundreds of animals at SBACC have received medical treatment paid for by CARE. That's why the "Share4Care" campaign has been so important to all of us at Boughter Sinak, LLC. Not only are we able to donate $2000, but we were also able to raise awareness about the needs of this incredible organization located right here in South Bend.

Through the HSCVF, Baby Girl received the medical care she needed to make a complete recovery. She was soon adopted by a wonderful family and is now living happily ever after with her Labrador brother, Bo.  All of us at Boughter Sinak, LLC are so glad that the money we donate to CARE is helping to give hope and a second chance to dogs and cats, just like Baby Girl. Thanks to each of our Facebook followers for helping us reach our goal of 1000 likes!

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