Ligia was worried so she took Khloe, a fetching Shih Tzu mix, to Pomona Valley Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Tahir Khan did an x-ray and urinalysis. “He told me she had a bladder stone,” she said. “You could see it on the x-ray. And he told me he could do the surgery and it would cost $1,500.
“I told the doctor and the receptionist I didn’t have that amount of money. I was worried because I wanted to take care of my dog. She’s been with us since 2009 and she’s part of the family. She’s like my baby.”
The receptionist told Ligia about Angel Fund. She filled out an application form and submitted the documents the foundation asked to see. “They told me they would review my paperwork and see if I could qualify,” Ligia said. “Thanks to God and thanks to them I qualified. And I only had to pay $300.”
Dr. Kahn did the surgery and Khloe – who is about 7 years old – is fine today, Ligia said. “I have to buy her prescription food and it’s much more expensive. But it’s worth it because I love my dog.”
People at the hospital “were so kind. They care about the dogs. They tried to help me as much as they could. Every time I go there they make me feel very, very welcome. They’re really good.”
Ligia, a part-time dental assistant, lives in Chino with her husband Leonel and Khloe. She expects that Klohe will be a part of her family for many more years.