I had read about Helping Hands a few years ago, and suddenly I needed surgery for my dog, so I called. Out-patient surgery was easily scheduled, and the staff prepared me for what to expect. The surgery was a success and it didn't take me broke (my vet had quoted me a price that was over $100 more), and best of all, Dr. Pasternak did a great job. I rested assured that she would do her best and she did. Thank you for helping pet lovers to be able to afford surgery for our beloved companions ... It is a shame that most vets charge just too much which has caused some animals to be prematurely euthanized. Thanks, Dr. Pasternak!