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Bama Bully Rescue, Inc.: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

The money was used to provide emergency medical care for a shelter dog. The dog was transferred to Bama Bully Rescue for emergency care and adoption placement.

We were able to save a puppy who might have otherwise been euthanized due to extensive damage to her paw, probably resulting in amputation of the foot. The amputation would have made her a less-desirable adoption prospect. The much-needed funds enabled us to provide emergency medical attention, and her paw was saved.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Morticia, a pit bull mix, was picked up as a stray in October 2016 and was placed in the Colbert County animal shelter in Alabama. She arrived with a severely damaged right front paw. The shelter did not have the resources to provide urgent care, and called Bama Bully Rescue for assistance. Bama Bully accepted her into our rescue, and transported her to Mercy Animal Hospital in Gardendale for treatment. The veterinarian, Dr. Metcalf, examined her foot to be sure that nothing was embedded or broken, and released her into foster care. The wound was quite large, and the scar tissue was causing an angular limb deformity affecting her ability to properly place the foot. Dr. Metcalf recommended cool laser treatments to promote healing and increase the pliability of the scar tissue. When the wound began to heal, one of Morticia’s toes on the right front foot began to necrose, and Dr. Metcalf removed the necrotic toe. She also eliminated an infected pocket of tissue close to the wound. Morticia continues to receive cool laser treatments in an effort to return the foot a more normal angle.

Morticia wants to thank the Petfinder Foundation for providing funds to treat her “jazz hands!” Morticia was rescued with a badly wounded right front paw. Without the Petfinder Foundation, Morticia might not have had the opportunity to become the beautiful diva you see before you! Both Morticia and I (her foster mom) want to thank Bama Bully Rescue and the Petfinder Foundation from the bottom of our hearts. Morticia has been adopted!

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