The HIT Living’s For Always Fostered program allows animals with extreme medical needs to remain in the care of the HIT Living Foundation. This program was created based on the constant medical supervision with critical schedules for these animals. It has been no easy feat earning their way into this program and we’re happy to accommodate and love until the end. Launching the For Always Fostered program is our first hospice case; our beloved Woody who we pulled from East Valley Shelter.
Woody Update - On November 29th, 2018, we lost our beloved Woody of cancer. He passed peacefully in his foster home surrounded by love and his family.
Our first For Always Fostered came to us by way of abandonment. At 13 years old, blind and deaf, Woody was found wandering close to East Valley Shelter. Usually in cases such as those, the family can no longer afford to care for the dog and are either too embarassed or can’t afford the owner surrender fee the shelters require, so they drop the dog off close to the shelters in hopes someone will find them and bring them in. The HIT Living team pulled Woody from East Valley shelter as he was placed on medical alert because of a growth on his chest and due to his age and medical alert any day could have been the end of his life at the shelter by euthanesia. The shelters do not have the advanced medical equiment on hand to sample and diagnose what the mass could have been. When we saw Woody we knew he had much more life to live and knew it would be up to us to help him find his final, fur-ever family.
Four months with The HIT Living Foundation and Woody has launched our For Always Fostered program. After multiple vet visits, varying medications and medicated baths, it is with heavy hearts we have made the decision to put him on hospice. Little did we know at the time picking up Woody, that The HIT Living Foundation was to be his fur-ever home and we are happy we were. Thanks to donations and the HIT Living team, we have been able to provide the final months of Woody’s life with comfort, unconditional love, top medical care, and his favorite activities: walks, eating and sleeping on three of his very own comfy beds in different locations through out his foster home. We always appreciate the love, light and prayers sent over for Woody.