Bindi Fund

The Bindi Fund was established in memory of our little Bindi to help pay for life-saving liver shunt surgeries for pups coming into Yorkies Inc. The Bindi Fund also helps defray the cost of surgery for other special needs pups when needed.

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Please click the Donate button to contribute to the Bindi Fund which helps our special needs pups.

All donations are tax deductible.

Bindi came into Yorkies Inc. on Sept 16th 2006 as a tiny 2.7 lb, 6 month old Yorkie puppy, she was a “failure to thrive” pup and was having trouble gaining weight and seemed to be a fussy eater. She did not exhibit the classic signs of Liver Shunt, but with nowhere else to look for an answer she was Bile Acid tested and worst fears were realized. A Bile Acid test is a series of blood tests to determine Liver function, this is the first step in diagnosing Liver Shunt. Once her Bile Acid test came back very high she was scheduled for an ultrasound, this then confirmed the diagnosis. The ultrasound showed she had what is called Portosystemic shunt (PSS). But in an ironic sense, we felt that she was actually lucky as she had just a single extra-hepatic shunt which can be corrected surgically. This is the most common type of shunt seen in Yorkshire Terriers. She was scheduled to have her shunt repaired as we had done in the past with two other shunt pups...both very successful. Bindi would follow the same course and see the same surgeon at the same hospital. Like the other two, she came through the surgery fine just as expected. Then, after just two days, complications set in and she died suddenly without any explanation. It was an extreme shock that we will never forget. Her passing left us empty and numb. Such a sweet little pup that everyone had done everything in their power for, and still this was not enough to keep her here with us. 

 

We still have so many unanswered questions but we strongly believe everything is for a reason and what happened to Bindi is no exception. She did not pass this way to simply be forgotten. She had a purpose to have been with us. Maybe that purpose was to help other Liver Shunt pups that may come this way. And so the Bindi Fund has been established in her memory. This fund will be used to pay for the life-saving Liver Shunt surgery of pups coming into Yorkies Inc. in the future. When we took in Bindi, we had just done 2 Liver Shunt surgeries within 7 months. With our very small budget, we had no funds left and had to resort to pleading for help and/or use a credit card. Our hopes are that with this fund in place, the monies will be set aside for just such surgeries in the future. Bindi is our reminder of just how precious and fragile these little lives can be, and how much they need our help to have a chance. Many, many tears were shed by those who cared about Bindi the days following her untimely death.... we wanted to give her a chance to LIVE in our memories and in those pups she will now have a chance to help!

Those helping Bindi help other Liver Shunt pups will be recognized below for one full year. 
 
Remy's Care & Miscellaneous Donations
Betty White's 100th Birthday Donations

In memory of Robert J. Sweeney

Kristin Mooney

In memory of Julia Mae lyndell and nana Donna both animal lovers

Debra Harmon

In memory of Eddy

Laura & Ray Brusca

For Walden in memory of Benni

Robert Bacon

In memory of Riley

Eric Borsje

Verbout-O’Brien Charitable Foundation and Joan O’Brien

In loving memory of our beloved Dylan who left us on 4-20-22 to join his brother Dante in heaven. 💔

Tracia Amicucci

Thank you for all the love and compassion you give to these precious little pups. They all deserve to have the best life possible. Let's hope and pray for their recoveries to go well and soon be with a loving family.

Cheryl Almeida

Thank you for all the love and compassion you give to these precious little pups. They all deserve to have the best life possible. Let's hope and pray for their recoveries to go well and soon be with a loving family.

Cheryl Almeida

My prayers and positive healing thought are with this little guy 👍💖

Shirley Geis

For Remy in memory of Dino.

Janice Tunney

In memory of Leigh Burrough’s “Stella”

Judy Warren & Eileen Casey

For Remy. I definitely know how expensive vet care can be. Remy looks like a love, and I hope he recovers soon! Bless you for all your loving care.

Libby Thomas

Donation for Remy

Jaclyn Fehrenback

Sending prayers for Remy

Barbara Rothwell

Donation for Remy

Cordula Robinson

Donation for Remy

Elizabeth Castigliego

Best wishes Remy

Karen Zingarelli

Donation for Remy ❤️

Stephanie Downs

Donation for Remy

Maribeth Coolbrith

Merry Christmas

David & Linda Gilbert

Merry Christmas

Maureen Drewniany

Merry Christmas

Kim Cleary

Merry Christmas

Daniel & Lee O’Brien

Merry Christmas

Kathy Clark & Rufus

Merry Christmas

Jody Abrams

Merry Christmas

John Lautieri

Merry Christmas

Michelle Goldthwaite

Merry Christmas

Dee Dee Fici

For Pip Squeak in memory of Niki Frazier. Hope everything goes well.

John Lautieri

Merry Christmas

Rebecca Nichols

Donation for Remy

Bob and Judy DeMoura

Donation for Remy

Bob and Judy DeMoura

Donation for Remy

Kelly Chandler

From LUCCA the Yorkie @lucca_g__the_yorkie

Kristen Gaughan

Tons of puppy kisses to Remy !

Ruth Rietveld-Kirwan

Ali Pitcher & Tom Dott

Donation for Remy

Donation for Remy

Ali Pitcher & Tom Dott

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Eric & Karen Kittell

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Nancy Holt

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Harriet Stich

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Future Shapes Inc

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Claudette Moussa

Donation for Remy

Chelsea Stevens

Donation for Remy

Brett Murphy Hunt

Donation for Remy

Marvin Reckart

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Darlene McCarthy

Donation for Remy

Dawn Bridge

Donation for Remy

Barbara Carreiro

Donation for Remy

Brooke Bentley

Donation for Remy

Evan Krentzel

In loving memory of Betty White.

Kimberly Condon

Thinking of Remy & wishing him a speedy recovery! ❤️

Dawn Bridge

Donation for Remy

Barbara Carreiro

Donation for Remy

Darlene McCarthy

Donation for Remy

Evan Krentzel

We are praying hard for Remy. 🙏🏻♥️ We heard that Remy could be our Neve’s son. We were all so sad to hear about the pneumonia. Sending love

Kimberly Condon

In memory of Betty White, for Remy’s recovery!

Janet Otovic, Deb and “Cashew & Mia”

Donation for Remy

Michael Fox

Donation for Remy

Kaybe8

Praying Remy makes a swift and complete recovery quickly

Carol Marini

From Lacey's (Lacy's) mom in gratitude.

Mary Todesco

Donation for Remy

Diane Guptill

Donation for Remy

Diane Guptill

In memory of Betty White. May she rest in peace with all our yorkies

Kimberly Grozier

Donation for Remy

Bianca Pisano

Get well soon. From Desi (aka Buzz)

Jacqueline Riley

Donation for Remy

Donna Buxbaum

Looking forward to seeing Cricket's buddy when he gets home.

Freelance Hospitality Writing

Looking forward to seeing Cricket's buddy when he gets home.

Freelance Hospitality Writing

Donation for Remy

Laura Garrigan

Donating in the memories of my grand dog, Bella Harple, and my Coco, lost a day apart. Keep fighting Remy!

Helen Koczera

Donation for Remy

Jean Asadoorian

Donation for Remy

Merri McNeil

Donation for Remy

Bonnie Fore

Donation for Remy

Marina Donahue

Donation for Remy

Mary Fisher

For Remy in memory of my little Raisin :-(

Betsy DeYeso

Sending lots of positive energy to Remy!

Kerri & Rob

Donation for Remy

Elizabeth Harple

Donation for Remy

Cheryl Kroll

Love & prayers for Remy xo 🙏

Brian White

From Spikey Michael the Yorkie ❤️

Kimberly Francey

Donation for Remy

Lori Lannon

Donation for Remy

Anonymous

John H McKenna Fund

Jacqueline McKenna

In memory of Mia

Bob and Rick

Merry Christmas

Jim and Louise Thomas

Merry Christmas

Shirley Geis & Lexi and Brody

Merry Christmas

Bob Rosati and Alewife Co. Inc.

Merry Christmas

Janice Meehan and “Brodie & Charlie”

Merry Christmas

Ron and Donna Smith

Alice Dailey

In loving memory of Liberace Alexander Sarrizo.

HoneyFund

In honor of Shirley Geis

Tricia Belluscio

In Memory of "Jacquie".

Bob & Judy DeMoura

Happy Birthday Shirley Geis

From Kendra Norman

Betty White, you brought so much laughter and love into our lives! Have a blast up in Heaven!!

Maureen Drewniany

Betty White 100th Birthday donation

Kerri & Rob Fraser

Happy Birthday Betty :)

Kathy Greene

Betty White, you were such a wonderful woman, rest in peace.

Kathy & Billy Beaulieu

Betty White 100th Birthday donation

Julianne Gagnon

Betty White 100th Birthday donation

Katherine Scanlon

Betty White 100th Birthday donation

Michelle Forcier

Betty White 100th Birthday donation

Janet LeBlanc

Happy Birthday Betty White. You were truly a wonderful person. This donation will help some little dog who is lucky enough to find Yorkiesinc

Shirley Geis

Betty White 100th Birthday donation

Donna Merletto

In memory of Betty White

Joanne Dowling

In honor of my boys Roscoe and Beanie.

Lisa Brookner

Betty White 100th Birthday donation

Love Deb and BearBear Gibbs

In memory of Betty White

Julia Lerch

Betty White 100th Birthday donation

Cathy Jameson

Betty White 100th Birthday donation

Lauren Atinsky

Betty White 100th Birthday donation

Paint Rust & Pixie Dust, Inc.

Betty White 100th Birthday donation

Edward Sullivan

Betty White 100th Birthday donation

Evelyn Santos

Betty White 100th Birthday donation

Kelly Nelson

Betty White 100th Birthday donation

Kim Cleary

Betty White 100th Birthday donation

Lisa Groth

Betty White 100th Birthday donation

Lisa O'Connell

Betty White 100th Birthday donation

Michael McAdam

Betty White 100th Birthday donation

Patricia Metropolis

Betty White 100th Birthday donation

Shirley Connell

Betty White 100th Birthday donation

Susana Moura

Betty White 100th Birthday donation

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