Beatrice Needs Your Help!

UPDATE 6/19/18: Our delightful friend Beatrice has been quite the trooper during her ear surgeries! Having healed nicely, though, she visited the doggie dentist this week for a much overdue cleaning and 16 tooth extractions. Next up is an appointment with the eye doctor to correct her ingrown lashes.

These last procedures, while important, were technically not considered critical for Beatrice’s survival…but she is able to receive them thanks to the generosity of our community, who raised just over $20K for her medical expenses. Anything not used for Beatrice will go to meet the medical needs of other rescued dogs and cats. Thank you so much for your compassion and kindness!

UPDATE 6/5/18: Our friend Beatrice has come through several of her surgeries with flying colors. Thanks to the Dr. Selmeyer and the folks at SAGE Dublin – Centers for Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care Emergency Care for their excellent care! Once Beatrice is recovered from her latest ear surgery, she will have visits with the dentist and eye doctor to look forward to. She is doing quite well. Thank you so much to everyone who contributed to help make this possible! We raised TWO TIMES our goal, and will be able to provide for Beatrice and many others as well!


With most rescued animals, their background is a complete mystery. But for Beatrice the bulldog, her past is written all over her body…and the story it tells is one of neglect. From raging ear infections to toenails so long they wrap around her feet, Beatrice has a number of ailments that make it clear the two-year-old English bulldog mix has suffered a lack of care for some time. With veterinary cost estimates running upwards of $10,000 for just the urgent work, we are asking for the community’s assistance in helping Beatrice.

The list is long. In addition to the toenails, Beatrice has terrible gingivitis, difficulty breathing, and a cherry eye which has turned black. Her ingrown eyelashes are a constant source of irritation, and she has never been spayed. Worst of all, however, are her ears. What likely began as a simple ear infection has turned into a massive inflammation that will require the removal of both ear canals and eardrums, leaving Beatrice completely deaf. To top it all off, she must first recover from an upper respiratory infection before any treatment can begin.

Still, Beatrice is a relatively young dog, and can enjoy a good life with the proper care. Though the $10,000 price tag is unusual for a single animal, and only covers the urgent issues, all Beatrice’s complaints are treatable. Once an animal is in our care, Valley Humane Society is committed to providing what is needed. But beyond that, Beatrice deserves a shot at a long and happy life!

Even $5 or $10 contributions will help restore Beatrice to health. If enough money is raised, Valley Humane Society plans to perform the non-critical work as well. Funds not needed for Beatrice will be similarly used for other rescued animals. Beatrice will be available for adoption in two to three months when her medical treatments are complete.

Click to donate online toward Beatrice’s care. Donation may also be made by phone at (925) 426-8656 or by mail, care of: Beatrice/Medical Fund, Valley Humane Society, 3670 Nevada Street, Pleasanton, CA 94566.

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