Through the DuPage Animal Friends' Critical Care & Rehabilitation Fund, we help to provide hope and healing for sick animals that otherwise might not receive a second chance at life. Since the fund’s inception, we have celebrated many success stories. Here are just a few…
Mimi was surrendered to DCACC because her owners were moving and could not take her with them. After examining Mimi, it was clear that she had a major hip problem, causing her much pain. Mimi needed surgery, but first she had to lose weight. Upon reaching an ideal weight, DuPage Animal Friends paid for Mimi's life-saving surgery. It was determined by the surgeon that one of her legs needed to amputated for her to live a happy, pain-free life.
Mimi is doing amazing! Just think of all she went through: She was in a foster home for weeks, first losing the weight, then recovering from the amputation, then finally having major dental work with extractions. Through it all, this little lady never gave up!
Mimi was adopted and is now living the good life! Her new humans sent DCACC an update that she is doing very well. Here she is looking all pretty for the camera.
What's more is that Mimi has lived in pain for years and never stopped being sweet. She is finally healthy, comfortable, pain-free, and super loved!
Max and Martin
These two felines exemplify the true meaning of forgiveness. Abused by their owners, the two were surrendered to Animal Control officers who intervened after being alerted to their injuries.
Suffering from multiple broken bones and dislocations, Max and Martin underwent several corrective surgeries and long hospital stays on their road to recovering – purring through it all. DCACC and the DuPage Animal Friends joined forces to ensure these boys received all the medical attention and care needed to give them a second chance at life.
This adorable girl arrived at DCACC as a 3-month-old floppy-eared German Shepherd puppy. After being saved from the streets by the Darien Police where she was found alone in a McDonald’s parking lot, it was discovered that she was suffering from a hernia. While undergoing a procedure to correct the hernia, a severe heart murmur was also discovered. Since DCACC lacks the diagnostic equipment to diagnose the cause of the heart murmur, Raven was brought to a nearby animal hospital where further diagnostic tests were performed. Results showed Raven was suffering from a congenital heart defect that can be fatal if not surgically corrected. Like any surgery, it can be risky. But if successful, the long term prognosis very good. Through the Critical Care & Rehabilitation Fund, Raven received cutting edge surgery to correct her heard defect at Purdue University. Raven is now living the good life with her family in Wisconsin where she is enjoying her happy, healthy life on her family’s many acres of land.