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Azalea City Cat Coalition: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

This wonderful grant had a myriad of benefits: Since we were able to cover the costs of Crush's broken-leg surgery, our organization could also assist another injured cat whom our volunteers found during their normal trap-neuter-return work! Peeper, a skinny orange-and-white cat, was hiding under a tool shed with his eye hanging out.

With this grant we could also continue our assistance with spaying and neutering 10 other cats for low-income families in our community

How many pets did this grant help?


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

This Emergency Medical Grant was earmarked for Crush, a timid orange-and-white cat who was found in a commercial dumpster in the back of a PetSmart. Her little tiny body was seen scurrying away from underneath a garbage bag which had been thrown in the receptacle. With a tight lid on the dumpster, this little kitty was sure to be taken away once the truck came to retrieve the waste! So we put on a pair of gloves and jumped into the container to rescue this scared kitty. Crush has always been skittish since she was rescued and is often picked on by the other foster cats. One day this spring she fell and broke her leg; it was a very severe break which required pins and surgery with several weeks of rehab, including laser therapy. After months of recovery and several trips to the vet, Crush’s leg is just like new! We can’t thank the Petfinder Foundation enough for its generous support in helping this worthy rescue get the medical care she deserved.

Also pictured below (fourth photo) is Peeper, the other cat we were able to help, who needed surgery to remove an eye shot out with a BB gun.

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