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Sylvan Lake & Area Serenity Pet Shelter Society: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

We received your medical grant. The money was put towards an existing vet debt from the amputation of one of our cats' legs. We rescued Tori from Torrington, AB, and we discovered that she had been shot. The leg was not salvageable.

You have helped us by clearing this debt so that we can continue to help other animals in need. Tori is being nursed back to health by a loving foster family, who have even hinted that they may want to keep her. You have provided a very happy ending to a very deserving and loving cat. We are so grateful!

How many pets did this grant help?


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

A volunteer’s mother-in-law called us to investigate a cat who was said to have a broken paw. The cat had been living under a car for two weeks and was being fed by an elderly gentleman. After a few days of trying to trap her, we were successful. She was located in Torrington, Alberta, and then transported to our vet in Rimbey, AB.

After an examination and x-ray, we found out that she had been shot. The injury was so serious that she required an amputation. Tori is a little fighter and, even with the loss of a leg, is moving around her foster mom’s house quite well.

This surgery put us over our allowed limit at our veterinary clinic, and we needed to get our bill down so that Tori could go back for shots and a spay. She was unable to be spayed while she was under for her amputation, as the amputation was long and keeping her under any longer would have been hazardous to her health.

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