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Some of Our "Happy Tails" Success Stories!


At Partners for Pets we strive to rescue as many animals as possible.  We take pride in the fact that we often pull animals from local animal control facilities who are severely sick or injured and get them the necessary vet care to have a second chance at life.  Below are just some of these success stories.  Since we take in these severe cases of neglect or abuse, our vet bills can run very high.  Please consider donating to help us save more animals like the ones featured below.

Severed Leg - Ruby


Remember Ruby!! Ruby was found on New Year’s Day with a severed leg. She was very anemic, emaciated and cold. We rushed her to our vet, Horseshoe Lake Animal Hospital, where she received amazing care. Ruby had to have her leg amputated but that hasn’t stopped her. Even through all the pain she gave kisses. While we tried to find who did this to Ruby, no one came forward.


Due to the outpouring of concern and support for Ruby, a fund was started in her honor. Ruby’s fund is for animals we take in that are seriously injured or sick that will require extraordinary vet care. Please consider donating to Ruby’s Fund to help other animals like her. They will have hope with help from you! Donations to Ruby's Fund can be made through the PayPal link at the bottom of this page or by mailing a check to PO Box 445, Troy, IL 62294.  Please note on your donation that it is for Ruby's Fund.

Shattered Pelvis - Cricket


Cricket was pulled from a local animal control facility with a shattered pelvis. She was rushed to Horseshoe Lake Animal Hospital where she had reconstructive surgery. With lots of therapy and love, Cricket was as good as new a few months after surgery. Unfortunately her trials were not over there. Cricket's adopter abandoned her during a move, and she was living outside during the heat of the summer months. Thankfully Cricket made it back into the care of Partners for Pets and found her forever home this December, almost a year later.

Emaciated and Almost Bulldozed! - Honey Bear


Honey Bear was found in an abandoned house right before it was going to be bulldozed. A last check of the property by the demolition crew found him curled up in the derelict house. Honey was covered in fleas and was so dehydrated and emaciated he could barely stand. We rushed him to Horseshoe Lake Animal Hospital and everyone sprang into action. They found his blood level were very low and he had a spinal infection. After weeks of very complicated care Honey started to improve. Honey has since made a full recovery and has been adopted into his forever home!

Brachioplexis Avulsion - Peggy

Peggy was rescued at 16 weeks, when she was found she had a brachioplexis avulsion. Her front left leg had to be amputated. She was placed into foster care so she could make a full recovery in the comfort of a home.  After 4 weeks of treatment she was getting along great! Peggy was adopted alongside Remo, another cat rescued by Partners 4 Pets. Peggy is the boss in her home, and loving every second of it!

"Trash Can Dog" - Tisket (now known as Josie)

Tisket was found in a garbage bag barely alive, severely dehydrated and emaciated. She was rushed to the vet and given fluids. For the first 5 days she would not let anyone touch her. Her hair was matted but she wouldn’t let us groom her. Slowly but surely she came around and look what was hiding under all that mess. Tisket is the sweetest girl and we can’t imagine throwing her away. She got a new chance at life and a new family that dearly loves her. Isn’t she cute with her little bows! 

Severe Eye Infection - Ariel


Ariel was rescued as a 2 week old kitten and shortly after rescue developed a very severe eye infection. After 1 month of treatment her eye and eyesight were able to be saved and she is now living a normal, healthy life in her new home.

Please help us save more animals like these above by making a donation!


Click the donate button to make a donation through PayPal using your bank account or any major credit card.  Note that you can make your PayPal donation a monthly donation simply by checking the "Make this Recurring (Monthly)" box on the PayPal link.  Alternatively, you can send a check or money order to:  PO Box 445, Troy, IL 62294

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