Anonymous Donor Covers $1400 Life-Saving Surgery for Ownerless Dog

A six-year-old silky terrier named Ira will no longer be suffering relentless pain thanks to a kind-hearted stranger who is footing the entire bill for her operation.

Ira was taken from her Massachusetts home recently when her owner was arrested, and has been in the care of Norfolk police officer Hilary Cohen.  Ira has kidney stones in her bladder, which causes immense amounts of pain.  Cohen didn’t think there was anything that could be done for the poor dog, because medical treatment would cost well over a thousand dollars.

“The expenses of being able to bring her back to a good quality of life, the costs are exorbitant,” Cohen said.  “I don’t know too many people who have the resources right now to be able to pony up a large amount of money.”

A woman heard about Ira’s predicament on the news, and walked into the police department bearing $1400 in cash.  She never gave her name to the dispatcher who accepted the money.

“This person found it in their heart to donate such a sizeable amount of money, to take care of this little dog,” said Kathy Connerty of the Acorn Animal Hospital.  “It’s really, it’s a miracle.  It’s a miracle, and it’s so heartwarming.”

Officer Cohen was also touched by the remarkable generosity.

“In our profession it’s not often that we see generous and kind people, so it’s very nice to see that side of the public.”

Cohen hopes the benevolent benefactor will return to the station so she can thank her in person.

Ira’s surgery was scheduled for today.  Several people have already expressed an interest in adopting little Ira when she recovers.
ABC6 – Providence, RI and New Bedford, MA News, Weather


  1. Anonymous says on  11/30/2012 at 10:46 pm

    She doesn’t have kidney stones in her bladder. she has bladder stones. I had a dog that had them, too.

  2. Kate says on  12/01/2012 at 12:40 am

    OMG!!! She looks like my Ozzie’s sister!!! Hope that her recovery is swift!!!

  3. Linda says on  12/01/2012 at 9:45 am

    BLESS you! Thank God there people who love animals just for love’s sake :)))

  4. Anonymous says on  12/10/2012 at 8:06 pm

    like Michael implied I’m alarmed that people can profit $9804 in a few weeks on the computer. have you read this web page cloud68DOtcom

  5. Aerin says on  01/02/2013 at 2:52 am

    Blessings to that person. <3 This makes me happy.

  6. Demi says on  01/04/2013 at 8:48 pm

    What a lovely lady! Karma will repay you kindly.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.