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Knowing we were able to go back for the follow up and have it financially taken care of helped me sleep.”

Kristy Fiorini whose Corgi named Murry was treated by WSU neurologists. Fiorini received $900, just a fraction of the costs, but for her being awarded the funds made all the difference.

WSU veterinary students started the Good Samaritan fund in the mid-1990s to help animals in need of special care, but whose owners could not afford treatment.

Because of the generosity of caring people like you, fund helps hundreds of animals every year including dogs, cats, horses, rats, bearded dragons, Guinea pigs, birds, and yes, even snakes.

Good Samaritan funds are only awarded to treat animals who are patients in the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital. 

Questions about how to be a Good Samaritan?  Contact Kay Glaser at or 509-335-4835

Good Samaritan Stories

Team of WSU veterinarians help black Lab defeat cancer

Complicated surgical procedure offers potential cure for dog diagnosed with cancer.

No more pennies for this lucky duck

For ducks, pennies don’t bring much luck — a one-cent coin might cost them their life.

Puppy gets second chance for happy, healthier life

Kristy Fiorini had been wanting a corgi ever since she could remember.