Roosevelt Fund 2019

About Roosevelt

Roosevelt was a fearful terrier mix who came into ADL’s care in June 2012. Despite arthritis, mange, ear and eye infections, and internal parasites, Roosevelt began to warm up to our staff. His strong will and energy was an inspiration to all.

Years of living on the streets of  San Antonio had taken a toll on Roosevelt’s body, and he eventually passed peacefully in our hospital. We could not entirely fix Roosevelt, but we gave him a loving and safe space in his last days. In his honor, ADL created the Roosevelt Fund—to support the most critical cases that come to ADL. With donations provided by the Roosevelt Fund ADL is able to save more lives and give hope to dogs and cats with challenging medical cases.

Medical Cases

Izzy’s Story

Izzy, a 3-year-old Terrier mix, was found on the side of a rural road with a litter of puppies. She was missing most of her fur due to Demodex mange. Someone tried to provide her with some shade by building a makeshift tent with a sheet. It was clear that Izzy and her puppies needed to come to ADL immediately.

Izzy was extremely hot and sunburned from being without proper shelter with no fur. Her puppies were terrified of people. They were all placed in a foster home to recuperate. During that time, Izzy received twice a week medicated baths. After a month, her fur grew back and she came back to the hospital to get spayed. Izzy’s puppies quickly found homes after they came out of foster care.

The whole ordeal left Izzy feeling shy and unsure of her surroundings. Once someone gained her trust she would immediately roll onto her back to get belly scratches. Two months after Izzy became available for adoption her new mom took a chance on the shy, sweet girl and adopted her!

Treatment for this disease is surgical removal, though the infection can come back if it spreads through the lymphatic system. After five surgeries each, including one leg amputation, the kittens were finally healthy! After five months of medical care, they were released for adoption and found the loving, forever homes they deserve.


Señor’s Story

Señor was found as a stray by a good Samaritan and brought to ADL. Señor could hardly open his eyes, was missing fur, had irritated skin, and was obviously not feeling well. After receiving an exam from our veterinary team, it turned out Señor had severe dermatitis, ear mites, fleas, a broken tooth, and hair loss due to sarcoptic mange. He also tested positive for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV).

Señor spent several weeks in our hospital where he received lime dips, a tooth extraction, and additional treatment to help him heal. After defeating sarcoptic mange, he had another issue to overcome. Señor had entropion, a condition where the eyelids fold inward causing him painful eye discomfort and irritation. Thankfully our veterinarian was able to repair the entropion with surgery.

It was a long road to recovery for Señor but his fur finally grew back and he’s now able to show-off his beautiful green eyes that he once struggled to open. After nine months at ADL, Señor found his forever home and family.

Donate To ADL Today!

Donate to ADL TODAY and help us save more special pets!

We never give up on the hard cases. Your contribution to the Roosevelt Fund directly impacts the lives of the most vulnerable. With your support, ADL can save even more deserving pets!

Your donation in any amount will help ADL to continue its mission to maintain a healthy and loving facility, and find the best possible home for each resident animal.