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.

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. 

In loving memory of Jackson Condon

Kimberly Marshall

In memory of Deborah McKay wife of John McKay

Janet Swenson

In Loving memory of Walter Cwiek

From Bernie, Kerri, Chance & Jeremiah

In Memory of Walter Cwiek

George and Carolyn Straub

In Memory of Walter Cwiek
from all of us at

Kim's Grooming

In memory of Boss

Maureen Drewniany & Gary Andrews

In memory of Levi who passed at the end of September 2019. I was so blessed to have had found him. Forever wouldn’t have been long enough with him.

Sarah Turner

In Memory of Walter Cwiek.

Alice Santos

In Memory of Walter Cwiek.

Patricia Flynn

In Memory of Walter Cwiek
from All at

National-Amusements

In memory of Walter Cwiek.

Sue Gesualdi

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Laura Cavilla

In memory of Susan Driscoll & Judi Schoenberg’s “Max”.

Love, D and Kathy Demaray

Barbara Smith

Linda and David Gilbert

Kiim Marshall-Condon

Jim and Louise Thomas

Carol Robb

Merry Christmas. . . .

Love, Terry Mark Bailey Grace and Amelia Shay

In memory of Jeff Michaud husband of Melanie Carrier and dad to “Lucy & Ringo”.

Melanie Carrier

In Memory of Evelyn Quintiliani

Tony Massaroni

In Memory of Eileen Greene

Tony Massaroni

Sara Turner

Merry Christmas

Bob and Judy DeMoura

Cheryl Pember

Daniel & Lee O’Brien

In loving memory of Cinnamon, Serena and Maxi all of whom we lost this past year. We miss you more than words can sa and you are all in our thoughts and hearts each and every day. Bill, Deb and "Smidgin".

William Seniw

In Memory of Betsy Faraci

Cathy Noble

In memory of Betsy Faraci

Milford Commandery No. 11 Knights Templar of the USA

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Mini Grant

Andy Huang

Janet Rochlin-Germanton

Best Wishes for the Holiday Season

Ron & Donna Smith

In Memory of John H. McKenna.

Jacqueline McKenna

To Yorkies Inc. In Memory of Bob & Katherine Hunt

Merry Christmas & Happy Healthy New Year.

Laura Cavilla

Thank you for all you do!

Daniel O’ Brien

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.

Carol Robb

Merry Christmas.

Maureen Drewniany

David & Linda Gilbert

Happy Holidays.

Bob Rosati & all from Alewife Co. Inc.

Merry Christmas & Happy Healthy New Year!

Laura Cavilla

The Burns Giving Fund.

Joanna Burns

In loving memory of "Teddy".

Connie Liu

In memory if "Penelope" Chotalal.

Annette Bradley

In memory of Joseph John Drewniany.

Gary Andrews & Maureen Drewniany Andrews

In Loving memory of a Gentle Soul John Folckemer.

Sonya May

Happy Spring!

Bob & Judy DeMoura

Merry Christmas from Dogs Day Away

Kimberly Allard

In memory of John Henry Folckemer

Marlene Denney and New York Bus Sales

Margaret, Shirley, Stan & Harry Matteson

In memory of John Folckemer

Dave, Linette & Derick Buckley

In memory of John Folckemer

William & Joann Lyons