"Dancer" with Misti Nuxoll ('12 DVM)
"Dancer," a 7-year-old Powder-puff Chinese Crested, wasn’t always as healthy and happy as she is today. She spent the first 6 years of her life in a puppy mill in Oregon. When she came to live with a family in Idaho, all her toes were dislocated from being confined to a wire cage. Her teeth had rotted, she had a cyst, and an injured back. After numerous expensive medical treatments, Dancer began to thrive and settle into her new home. Then came the cancer diagnosis. But with nearly $9000 in veterinary medical expenses over the year, the needed radiation treatment seemed financially out of reach for Dancer’s family. So they applied for help from the Good Samaritan Fund, created to help animals in need of special care, but who are ownerless or whose owners could not afford treatment. After 6 weeks in the hospital receiving radiation treatments during the spring of 2011, Dancer's prognosis is good.
WSU veterinary students started the Good Samaritan Fund in the mid-1990s to help animals in need of special care, but whose owners could not afford treatment. The college is grateful for their initiative, and for the generous donations of many caring individuals who support this fund. Good Samaritan funds are only awarded to treat animals at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at WSU. To learn more about eligibility to receive funds visit our application page.