Spike is an adorable seven-month old pit bull puppy. He was experiencing a very uncomfortable problem known as rectal prolapse. Minor procedures weren't correcting the problem and his owners, who have a very limited income, were fast running out of funds. BirchBark along with Associate Member hospital Animal Hospital of Salinas was able to help provide funds and the care needed to surgically and medically address the problem. Spike is now recovering and doing great. His family doesn’t speak English and Animal Hospital of Salinas provided translation for his case.

Spike's ‘dad’ sent us this note (translated) after his surgery: Dear BirchBark, my name is Juan I’m just writing this to thank you for what you did for our pet Spike. Our kids thank you as well, now they say that they'll be able to sleep knowing that Spike will be home soon. Once again I wanna thank you Bunny and thank the birch bark foundation because with out people like you, our pet Spike wouldn't of had his surgery. Thank you.