Dr. Rippie loved his town. He knew what it meant to be a part of a community. A good neighbor. A trusted friend. A real small town vet with a big heart. It’s in that spirit of generosity that Dr. Torre and the staff at Pennsauken Animal Hospital have started a non-profit called Dr. Rippie’s Helping Paws.
Helping Paws is based on the belief that every animal deserves an advocate, a voice that will speak for them and fight for their future. Lost, stray, and abandoned animals need someone to stand up for them if they have a good prognosis. Your support and donations towards this program will help us provide the medical care these animals deserve.
We can all think of a pet we lost too soon. A loved one we would give just about anything to have one more day with. One more game of fetch. One more shared cat nap. Let’s do this together.
All funds raised will be used to help animals in need of live-saving medical care.
Hover over the photos to see their current status.
Status: In foster – Sophie came to us when she ate the top of a door stopper. She had emergency surgery and has been in foster ever since. She needs a very special home who understands her behavioral issues. We are looking for a rescue or sanctuary who can take her in.
Status: Ready for adoption! Rose is a really happy, energetic, playful, silly girl who also loves to snuggle. She came in with slightly less severe skin issues than her brother River but likewise will need ongoing medical care in order to keep their skin issues under control. They both receive monthly injections and are on prescription food. She loves dogs, cats, and kids! Must go to a home with other dogs.
Status: In foster – My name suits me very well, as I'm full of flavor, just like a cool ranch Dorito! I am outgoing and super friendly. I'm playful, and who doesn't want their own mini panther? I am good with other cats, and if given some extra time, I am good with dogs. I do require special food as I have had a urinary blockage in the past. I greatly enjoy my food, as mealtime is my favorite time of day! I coo and coo until my bowl is made.
Status: We've done it! We've found the perfect dog! Gnewt is 3 years old and his favorite thing in the world is squeaky toys. Actually, his favorite thing is food. Well, he really really likes humans too. And he's a pretty big fan of dogs and cats. See what we mean by perfect? This little guy is a good listener, potty trained, loves car rides, and just wants to spend his days doing whatever his family is doing. He needs to go to a home with another playful dog or a family that will ensure he gets the attention and activity he needs!