Our mission began with Mandu.
Mandu’s name in Korean means dumpling. He was as tall as he was round, and Kelly couldn’t have chosen a more perfect name for him.
One evening last October, Kelly’s heartbreak began as her six-year-old pug Mandu suddenly lost use of his hind legs. Kelly called Rachel, a friend and fellow pet parent, panicked. Together they rushed Mandu to the ER, where overnight he spiked a dangerously high fever.
Kelly was devastated when the veterinary specialist informed her that Mandu needed emergency spinal surgery. But she felt she owed it to Mandu to give him every chance she could. So she did.
Emerging from the procedure with severe complications due to a fever spike during his night in the ER. Mandu fought for four days and four nights. Sadly, he passed away on November 1, 2015.
Pawtricity™ was born.
In memory of Mandu and in honor of the love, friendship, and joy pets bring into our lives, Kelly and Rachel created Pawtricity™ a social impact initiative dedicated to supporting a lifetime of health and happiness for pets and people.