Chester came to HEART in October and was soon diagnosed with diabetes. While he required insulin and prescription food to manage his illness, Chester was doing well. Unfortunately, on Thanksgiving, Chester went into a diabetic emergency - his body temperature dropped, he began to experience seizures, and he was unable to stand or sit up. Chester's blood sugar level dropped dangerously low and without immediate treatment he would not survive. Chester was rushed to the Veterinary Emergency Clinic where treatment was started and his condition soon improved - but only slightly. Unfortunately, Chester continued to have seizures and there was nothing else to do to ease his suffering. Chester passed on knowing that he was loved with his foster mom at his side. HEART was dedicated to helping Chester and the rescue now needs your help in defraying costs, which are over $2,000. Please consider donating to Chester's campaign - 100% of your donation will go to HEART. You can also donate directly to HEART by sending a check to HEART at PO Box 415, Hamburg, NY 14075. We greatly appreciate your donations & kindness!
HEART Animal Rescue & Adoption Team Inc. was formed in 1984. Since then we have saved the lives of thousands of animals. We are an all-volunteer, non-profit, no-kill organization whose main objective is to alleviate the suffering of neglected, injured, orphaned, sick or abused animals in Western New York. HEART believes that all animals deserve the right to live a good quality life, regardless of handicap or personality. We treat all living creatures as we ourselves would wish to be treated. We rescue, foster, and place companion animals in loving, forever homes. Each story is different and many are heart-breaking, but in every case there is a common thread; an animal that deserves a second chance at life.