In April 2018 our precious 14 year old husky, Adelaide, began a search for a sibling companion. After several failed attempts we were fortunate to find “Follow Your Heart Animal Rescue” in Mesa, Arizona! At our initial visit, the tiniest, weakest of all, a 3 pound white husky mix was most appealing to Adelaide. The rescue had not planned for him to be adopted until his health improved, but after observing our sadness, was willing to let us foster him and nurse him back to health.
Quickly we began a health care journey by working with six different veterinarians, a three day hospital ICU stay, IV fluids, a blood transfusion, an echocardiogram, multiple medications, and many sleepless nights. Although he is not totally “out of the woods” yet he is growing daily, is full of energy, and into everything! He is now 5 months old and a healthy 30 pounds.
Because of the immense joy our puppy, Benjamin, has brought into our lives we are sponsoring a fund raising campaign to enable “Follow Your Heart Animal Rescue” to continue their valuable work. This wonderful rescue organization was started in 2012 by the amazing Debbie Varner, using her own meager resources. They have saved over 5,000 animals and now have their own animal hospital with full time veterinarian, Dr. John Carr. They are a no kill, no shelter rescue and all of their animals are in loving foster homes awaiting adoption. The nonprofit organization is funded by private donations and staffed by volunteers. It has 150-200 dogs in rescue/foster care at any one time and they are always in need of additional resources.
Please consider supporting this wonderful organization. Starting donations will begin at three dollars, representing one dollar for each pound of Benjamin’s weight on the day we brought him home. However, any donation is tax deductible and will be greatly appreciated and put to good use. The total amount of money collected will be announced November 29, 2018 at our annual Southwest Oral Surgery team appreciation event. At that time Angela and Rob will match the amount collected/donated on behalf of Benjamin to Follow Your Heart Animal Rescue.
Please click a link to donate to help this wonderful organization.
followyourheartanimalrescue.org Please write “Benjamin” in the invoice number box (this will allow us to track donations)
Our oral surgeons and their team are pleased to care and provide for those in need. We proudly work with international clinics that provide donated dental and surgical services to those in need. We’ve provided aid to the Veteran’s Affairs, Transitional Living Center and are proud sponsors for various events at our local high schools. Dr. Buch, Dr. Mansfield, and the entire team at Southwest Oral Surgery are pleased to be a part of these incredibly rewarding programs.
We are grateful and honored to have been able to help care for 1,801 individuals that needed dental services in this year’s 6th annual Mission of Mercy 2017. Our entire team has been honored to partner with Mission of Mercy since its founding in 2012.
We are proud to regularly work with St. Mary’s Food Bank, and to participate in Toys For Tots drives every Christmas.
Southwest Oral Surgery also assisted the Glendale Fire Department with their annual toy drive for children this past Christmas. With the help of our generous community, we provided 500 families with toys, clothing, food and gift cards. More than 2,500 kids received toys throughout Glendale and the surrounding communities! Our office collected over 500 toys for the toy drive. Thank you to everyone for supporting us and the Glendale community!
Contact us if you would like to become involved or have questions for our office.