Dogtime.com: March 16, 2010 - Dasher, a Chihuahua-Spaniel mix, arrived at the San Francisco SPCA in rough shape. He was only a year old, but suffered a severe hip disorder, which meant that even basic movement was tedious... and painful. His muscles had atrophied and he walked with a limp.
The Cinderella Fund was established over 20 years ago by SF SPCA support organization, CLAW (Critter Lovers At Work). The fund's sole aim is to provide medical care for homeless pets in need and was created precisely for dogs like Dasher: animals, who in other shelters, might not have a chance simply because their medical issues, while treatable, would be too expensive to resolve.