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Monkey's Pack Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit rescue founded in 2016 by husband and wife team, Deb Batsie-Hernandez and Jimmy Hernandez, in memory of their beloved dog, Monkey.
Deb and Jim met at the age of 13 at Bennet Jr High and graduated together in 1991 from Manchester High School in Manchester, Ct . After graduation, as many do, they went their separate ways. In 2005 their paths crossed again, and on their second date they never separated. They eventually adopted a small black chi-corgi mix named Andy whom they affectionately referred to as "Monkey".
While on a hike one day, about nine months later, Monkey alerted Deb and Jim to a crate in the middle of the woods on a 90 degree day. Inside was a female orange tabby whom they soon adopted and named Emmie. The Monkey and Emmie duo completed Deb and Jimmy's small family. But as with most animal lovers, there's always room for more, and so Deb and Jimmy added to their fur family over time.
Deb and Jim are committed to helping animals in need. In addition to working full-time jobs, they each dedicate extensive time and resources to Monkey's Pack Rescue efforts.
Monkey's Pack Animal Rescue, Inc. is a Connecticut-based 501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescue. We have devoted our energy to passionately advocating for homeless, medically complex and senior animals. Find out how you can contribute to the future of an animal in need through donations of time, money and materials.
Princess now Pippi required an $1800+ surgery today to remove tumors. We were not anticipating this but when we received a text last night with her looking near death we could not walk away. We anticipated our vet to recommend euthanasia. We were feeling grim.
We need to thank Carrie, our vet tech at Windsor Animal Clinic, who went above and beyond for Pippi. She fit her into an already overextended list of surgeries. She bathed her and rid her of a strong urine smell, shaved her massive mats, cared for her even as Pippi lunged at her out of fear and pain, stayed by her side in surgery and carried her out to my car and wrapped her in a blanket after surgery was over. Carrie reassured Pippi... and us ... that she’d be ok.
Tonight she is a completely different dog. We are speechless. She looks bright and alert despite her major surgery. She is cautious and yet not aggressive... and the tumors are gone. This is why we rescue. The giant price tag makes us anxious every time but we feel it is a calling. And when you do the right thing it will be okay.
We are $1000 shy of our goal. We thank everyone who had shared and donated.
Please help us to continue to save dogs like a Pippi. Any amount donation is appreciated. It all adds up. You can donate below on our Paypal link (underneath the Help our Cause header).
Welcome to Monkey’s Pack Pippi. It looks good on you. ❤️
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