penelopesfundPenelope’s Story

Penelope was a Staffordshire Bull Terrier who lived in Phoenix, AZ with Ben and Krista. She was born on January 3rd, 1999 and lived a much-loved and wonderful life until June 25th, 2004, the day she lost her 5-month battle to Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA).
Having been a doctor for only three years, she was the youngest patient I had to let go. But she taught me an invaluable lesson. To never stop fighting until it’s okay to let go.

Penelope, better known as Cheese, was one of the happiest, most loving dogs I have ever had the privilege of knowing and treating. Her spirit and fight to live was enduring and truly inspiring. She embodied the reasons why I became a veterinarian and love helping those who can’t help themselves.

Carrying on Penelope’s Legacy

In honor of her memory, Penelope’s Fund was created to help abandoned, stray, or relinquished animals receive the veterinary medical and surgical care they need.

Support the Penelope Fund Today

Penelope’s Fund is solely supported by generous donations. This fund helps pay for emergency care and stabilization, surgical and medical procedures, medications, food, and housing of deserving animals who otherwise could not afford support! 

Pine Creek Veterinary Hospital offers these animals the care and temporary home they need until a good family can be found to adopt them.

Our hospital is able to help animals rescued from abuse and neglect and the pets of clients facing personal hardships.