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Jackson County SPCA: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

Amputation of an injured leg

Without the grant, the amputation would not have been possible.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Ike came into the shelter one of several in a litter suffering from Parvo. He was the only one to survive, but he still had a struggle. He was missing the lower half of his left back leg. The leg was an open wound because it would drag on the floor every time he tried to walk. Having half a leg missing also threw off Ike’s balance when he tried to walk, so he would often fall and stumble. Our veterinarian recommend he have the leg completely amputated. We are a small, rural shelter and did not have the extra funds to pay for the surgery. If not for the Petfinder Foundation grant, Ike would have continued to suffer.

In early December, Ike had a successful surgery. He recovered very quickly and is now able to run and play without an open wound and without falling. In fact, you would never even know he was missing a limb.

Ike found his forever home in January. He his healthy and happy, and living his best life. He has a family who loves him and a fur sibling too!

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