Emergency Medical Grant

Peaches Bully Rescue: Emergency Medical Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We had four special-needs English bulldogs come in who needed immediate medical care. The grant was used to offset their bills.

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

We would not have been able to take in these poor pups and they would have been euthanized by the breeder. Fortunately, the grant helped enough that we didn’t have to make choices between our rescue dogs’ care.

How many pets did this grant help?

4

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

Oswald (first three photos) came to us with hydrocephalus (water on the brain). He needed immediate medical attention to help stop the swelling that was continuing in his head. After a few days of medical care, medications were able to contain his condition and he could go on to lead a semi-normal life. Oswald found a fantastic furever home with experience with this condition. None of this would have been possible without the grant money.

Geonna (fourth photo) was from another breeding operation and was having a hard time with cognitive development. It was thought that she was blind, deaf and possibly would never walk normally. The outlook wasn’t good when she had a variety of tests done but continued to have seizures — up to 10 a day. After an emergency trip to the clinic and lots of trial of meds, we are happy to report that Geonna is living her life as a healthy, happy puppy. While battling a severe respiratory infection, this girl defied all odds and now her seizures are managed with meds. She is currently pending adoption with our rescue and we are so happy that her eyesight and hearing are normal.

Second Chance Pet Adoptions: Emergency Medical Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

See below.

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

This grant helped us get Nala the emergency surgeries she needed to save her life. The vet told us that without the surgery and drain to clear the infection, Nala would have died.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

The grant was used for the emergency medical care of Nala, who was found living in a backyard shed with her two 3-day-old kittens. We put Nala and her kittens into a foster home, where she took great care of them. Nala was spayed on April 26, 2020, and there were serious complications. It is suspected that the vet who did the spay nicked her mammary gland.

Two days after her spay, Nala stopped eating and became lethargic. We took her back to the vet for a re-check and were told it was normal for a cat to act that way after being spayed. Knowing that something was not right, we took Nala to different vet for a second opinion, where it was discovered that she had a 104-degree temperature and that her spay area was infected and full of pus.

Nala needed to have surgery to clean the infection, additional stitches to close the incision that had started to open due to swelling, and a drain inserted into her abdomen to allow the infection to clear. Nala had the drain removed after a week and seemed to be healing and feeling better.

Then, on May 24, 2020, she got her e-collar off and the foster awoke to find that Nala’s incision had opened and part of her intestines were protruding. Nala ended up needing another surgery to reposition her internal organs and to have the incision site closed for the third time.

Nala is still available for adoption. You can meet her here.

Paw It 4ward: Emergency Medical Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The grant was utilized towards the femoral head ostectomy surgery and hydrotherapy costs of our adoptable Jonah. The total for all his medical care was $4,000-plus.

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

With COVID halting all our fundraising efforts, the grant was crucial in helping the rescue provide the care that Jonah needed to be pain-free and able to utilize his leg.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

Jonah was formerly known as Tedd from ACCT Philly. Some of our amazing team members actively volunteer at ACCT to make sure pups are evaluated, exercised, and promoted. They also set up playgroups to showcase the pups at play. Let’s just say it was unanimous that Jonah needed to come on board, 1. because of his injured leg, as he needed FHO surgery to be able to walk probably and should not be sitting in a shelter, and 2. because he was an amazing breed ambassador even with his pain.

Fishtails Animal Rescue: Emergency Medical Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money received was used to pay the medical bills for rescue cat Ringo, as his surgery was done at a local emergency vet that provided the specialty care needed to save his leg. This surgery came at a larger cost than we’d anticipated when we saved him.

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

This grant was used to pay a portion of the bill for Ringo’s leg surgery. This surgery saved his leg and gave him a better quality of life.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

Ringo was time-stamped at the local animal shelter with injuries that were consistent with getting hit by a car. The shelter advocated on his behalf because of his sweet demeanor. Fishtails saved him and was able to have the needed surgery done to save his leg. He went into foster care and immediately won over his foster, who officially adopted him within a few weeks. He is living his best life with his adopter and tabby sister Ramona.

No Dog Left Behind: Emergency Medical Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

This money was used to fund Faith’s heart-murmur surgery. Faith was a puppy who came to NDLB with a curable heart murmur; surgery would allow her to live a full and healthy life. Thanks to your support, she is now able to!

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

This grant allowed us to fund Faith’s surgery at the University of Minnesota. They gave us a discount, but the surgery still cost over $4,000. Having your assistance to pay for it allows us to continue to take in more difficult cases.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

Faith is a sweet puppy who came to No Dog Left Behind with a heart murmur. She needed a surgery to fix it to allow her to live a full, happy, and normal life. Her foster mom took care of her throughout her recovery and helped her find a loving forever home. She was adopted by a sweet family that is actively involved in the rescue community in the Twin Cities. Faith is thriving in her new home!

Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland: Emergency Medical Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

$1,000 was used to help pay for surgery to save the leg of a young beagle who had been shot. The leg was shattered in one spot and it was touch-and-go, even after the surgery, while he was healing. He had to remain in an exoskeleton brace for six weeks.

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

We struggle to come up with the funds to help all these dogs. We are known to the shelters as the group that takes the sickest dogs. $1,000 is a wonderful donation to help with the costs. This particular dog was only about 1 year old, so we were thrilled to be able to save his leg so he can chase squirrels the way he was intended.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

In March, we were called upon by one of our local shelters for urgent help with a 2-year-old beagle, Odie, who had been brought in by Animal Control. He had been shot in the front leg and initial exams indicated amputation. Because he was just a youngster with a lifetime of squirrels to chase, we sought a second opinion. The second surgeon saw hope for saving the leg, but made no promises.

Odie struggled (as did foster parents) with an uncomfortable exoskeleton for months during the healing process. It was expensive and we couldn’t have done it with our supporters and a $1,000 grant from the Petfinder Foundation.

We’d like to take a moment to thank the Petfinder Foundation for its help with Odie, who seems to be as good as new. He was adopted last month and his new family is totally in love with him.

Mission Compassion Paw, Inc.: Emergency Medical Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

It was used go offset the costs of medical care for Leo Two, a dog in our care who needed extensive medical intervention to address his cancer,

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

The emergency grant helped offset our medical costs for Leo Two. Our mission includes a committment to assist dogs with complex medical needs, and the grant helps us continue this mission

How many pets did this grant help?

1

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

Leo is in hospice care and will live the remainder of his life with one of our foster families. He may have terminal cancer, but you would never know it! He’s the dog mayor of Chicago. He brings smiles to everyone lucky enough to meet him and he’s simply the best little potato around town.

No Dog Left Behind: Emergency Medical Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We used this to pay for Ringo’s medical expenses.

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

We had more than $4,000 in medical expenses for Ringo, so this helped pay for the expense. We also did a Facebook fundraiser to help pay for this. This allowed us to give him the care he needed and still take in other dogs.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

Ringo came to us in May with his mom, Molly. Ringo is a beautiful 1-year-old English setter. Ringo was in foster care and soon on his way to his happily-ever-after when, tragically, a fire broke out in the foster’s home. Ringo was home alone. Thankfully, Ringo survived, but he has needed ongoing veterinary care for complications from the smoke inhalation ever since. One of the vet techs who was taking care of him fell in love and decided to foster him and then adopt him! We know Ringo has a wonderful home where he can get the care he needs to live a long and happy life!

Companion Pet Rescue & Transport of W. TN: Emergency Medical Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

This grant was use to pay the vet bill for a dog who’d been rescued and needed some extended medical care.

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

This grant was used to pay the vet bill for a dog who was rescued back in March. He needed to have his hind leg amputated and undergo heartworm treatment and cherry-eye surgery before he could be adopted.

How many pets did this grant help?

one

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

Chubbers was rescued after his owner passed away. He had a badly broken leg that was never treated and did not heal correctly. This resulted in the leg needing to be amputated for him to have a better and more comfortable life. He also had a cherry eye that needed to be addressed with surgery, and he tested positive for heartworm that needed to be treated. Once we’d addressed his medical needs, Chubbers was placed for adoption and has since found his loving forever home!

I’ve included some photos of the day he was first rescued (first photo), post-surgery (second photo) and then the happy ones are from his adopter!

Sacramento Independent Animal Rescuers, Inc.: Emergency Medical Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Vet care for Mikayla, who was rescued from Coachella Valley City/County Animal Shelter with a severely broken front leg.

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

This grant was a huge help for us. It came at a time when we had several very expensive vet bills. In just a month, we had a puppy who needed a leg amputation, a dog who had major complications from his neuter (and was determined to have hemophelia), and Mikayla, who came to us with a complicated front-leg break.

How many pets did this grant help?

This grant helped cover Mikayla’s medical expenses related to her injured leg.

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

Mikayla was rescue from the Coachella shelter, where she had been for over a month with a severely broken leg. Because she did not get immediate care, her front leg had healed misaligned by the time she came to us. It was determined that she would need an expensive, complicated surgery, or possibly would need to have her leg amputated.

On the scheduled surgery day, the doctor felt that there was no way to actually repair the break, and it had healed enough where he felt she might do okay leaving it as-is, rather than amputate. He suggested we wait another three weeks to see how things continued to heal, which we did.

Upon her final exam, the doctor felt she might do fine leaving the leg. These several visits with the specialist, x-rays, and cast re-wraps all added up, and this grant was able to really help with sweet Mikayla’s care.

Soon after, Mikayla was able to be spayed and found a wonderful adoptive home!