It's Giving Tuesday — and it's the perfect time to support The SPCA 's  Mend a Friend Fund and two very special animals who urgently need your help. This year, we have a critical $10,000 goal to meet, and your gift can make a big difference in the lives of animals like Pancakes and Wendy.

Your contribution to our Mend a Friend Fund will support senior dogs like Pancakes, who was found wandering alone in the cold and rushed into the SPCA, clearly in horrific pain. Pancakes shook and cried when the veterinary staff picked her up, which you can see in the video above, so we immediately sent her  for x-rays. The results show that she’s suffering from enormous bladder stones that require surgery to remove. Sadly, this is likely the reason she was abandoned. Donations to our Mend a Friend Fund will help Pancakes get the medical care she so desperately needs.

Your gift will also help dogs like Wendy, a two-year-old retriever we rescued from a high-kill shelter after she’d been hit by a car and left on the side of the road. This poor girl suffers from a fractured forearm, fractured hind leg and fractured hip … and due to the severity of her injuries, she will likely need hip surgery and further medical care to help her heal. It’s hard to imagine driving away and leaving a defenseless animal like Wendy to fend for herself, but it’s an unfortunate reality we see every day.

That's why we need your support this Giving TuesdayEvery year, we save thousands of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens from near-death situations … many of whom have been abused, neglected and, in some cases, slated for euthanasia in high-kill shelters. We’re able to save them thanks to your generous gifts towards our Mend a Friend Fund.

Your donation will help orphaned, neglected and abused animals who are in dire need of care. Thank you for your support this Giving Tuesday!