Options update: Surprise surgery, sweet video, and data showing who visits clinic

Updated: Jun 11

Surprise donations

A miniature pinscher named Surprise recently became lethargic. An exam revealed a rapidly growing mammary tumor. Surprise’s person Terry is retired and on a very limited income. She couldn't afford surgery, which needed to be done quickly. Options removed the mass, and Surprise is now back home with her person – a post-surgery recheck showe

d Surprise is doing great! (See photo of Terry and Surprise below.)

Washoe County Regional Animal Services helped with part of the bill through its CARES program for low-income seniors with pets. Now we’re raising money for the outstanding balance of $450. If you’re able to help with the cost of this little min-pin’s surgery, please donate today – and put “Surprise” in the comment field. Donate today!

See the people and pets Options has helped – short video

We created a 90-second video showing some of the pets (and their people) who have received reduced or free care in our first five months since opening. Click the image below to watch.

New data shows who Options' clients are

When we launched Options, we thought pets of seniors on low or fixed incomes would be one of the main beneficiaries of our nonprofit veterinary clinic. Newly collected data shows this turned out to be true.