Although Lexie’s Love is still in its infancy, we have already been able to make a difference in the lives of families Missouri. With your help Lexie’s family can grow even larger—each family we are able to help will be added to our family tree
In 2016, Lexie developed Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia—a rough diagnosis to deal with, but with love and determination, she overcame the odds. While spending untold hours among other families who were having to make heartbreaking decisions about the health of their beloved pets, we realized there was a great need out there for financial help.
Buddy was Lexie’s Love very first ‘client’.
Buddy had a tumor on his parathyroid that had to be surgically removed. Thankfully, received his care from the nationally renowned vets and staff at the University of Missouri Veterinary Health Center! Jaime, Buddy's mom is a vet tech at the center, so his continued love and care was assured.
Buddy celebrated his 10th birthday not too long ago and it is obvious that he is a healthy and happy dog!
George is a 7 year old coon hound that developed cellulitis which is a bacterial infection deep in the skin. George was in pretty bad shape when his vet at the University of Missouri Veterinary Health Center contacted us. We were able to provide funds to get George the additional care that he needed so that he would be able to stay with his family. Because of the experience with animals that George’s mom had (she is a vet tech), George was able to rehabilitate at home, greatly reducing the costs she was facing.
Elvis was shot in the face by a home intruder and had to be rushed to UM Veterinary Health Clinic for specialist care for the extensive injuries to his jaw and neck. He spent 10 days in ICU before being discharged to his owner’s, Judith, care. Medications, food and water came went through a feeding tube. When Elvis went back in for a checkup, they found that Elvis had developed endocarditis—a disease of the heart valve that developed because of the severity of his gunshot wounds.
Lexie’s Love was able to provide funds for the medications (10, count them 10!) that Elvis needs and we are so happy to hear that he is responding well to treatment—in fact, the feeding tube is out which has to make everything a lot better for everyone.
Mikey is a 14 year old domestic shorthair who was diagnosed with feline diabetes and a heart murmur in 2016 along with a small tumor in 2019. With the help of wonderful veterinary staff stabilizing his conditions and continued monitoring, Mikey is a cuddly, loving and happy cat, living life to his fullest.