A Request for Helping Logan!

A Request for Helping Logan!

Below is a story of a family and their need for assistance in getting Logan a life-saving surgery:

“I am writing to you on behalf of Logan.  My husband and I adopted Logan in July, 2012 and he has brought so much joy to our family every single day since. 

I am permanently disabled, so Logan provides comfort care to me during the day. However, I hate to say it, but Logan’s true love is Jim (my hubby).  We rescued Logan, who had to stay in the hospital in San Jose, CA (which is 3 hours away from where we live) for 1 mo. after we adopted him.

Jim was working in the Bay Area at the time and would drive 1.5 hrs. (1 way) every night after work to be with Logan until the hospital closed.  During that month, they spent many hours in the rocking chair and bonding. Thus, a very close relationship was formed.

Skipping ahead, in October, 2013, Jim went to the hospital for a “routine” surgery which turned out to be anything but. He was hospitalized 30 days. With each passing day he became sicker & more depressed. Finally, a light bulb went on & I realized what he needed was LOGAN.  Logan spent part of every day thereafter with his dad (& many other patients who asked to see him or had family members seek him out to visit their loved ones).  Not only did Logan help improve Jim’s health (more than the 5 IV antibiotics he was receiving did), Logan helped numerous other patients as well.

On January 2, 2014, Jim needed to go to the emergency room due to continuing medical issues.  We arrived at approximately 4 a.m.  I ran home at 9 a.m. to get Jim a change of clothes and could immediately tell something was very wrong with Logan.  I phoned my mother to be with Jim at hospital while I rushed Logan to the vet.  It turned out that he had 7 urate stones, one of which had caused a blockage.  He had immediate emergency surgery to save his life.  Already this year, we have spent close to $2,000 on Logan’s vet bills.  We will do anything within our power for this little guy, who has given so much to us.

Now Logan is sick again (an ultra-sound revealed a “portosystemic shunt” which needs to be repaired, a small mass on his bladder, which should be removed and a small “splenic nodule” on his spleen, likely benign).  He needs life saving surgery at a cost of approximately $5,000, which we don’t have (especially in light of the huge medical bills we have & continue to receive daily due to Jim’s illness, as well as my own ongoing medical bills). Logan doesn’t deserve to die because we cannot afford to provide for him.  PLS. HELP SAVE LOGAN.  We will be forever grateful for any help and pledge to “pay it forward” when we are financially back on our feet.”

Kim and Jim Hoos




  1. Is there an update on Logan?

    • Last word was that Logan received the surgery. The family was able to work with the hospital providing the care to come up with a payment arrangement.