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Cochise Canine Rescue: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

To help provide surgery for Madeline, an 8-year-old pug who was hit by a car and severely injured. She has had two surgeries (front leg and hernia) and will be having her third (hip and rear-leg) surgery soon.

The generous Emergency Medical Grant we received from the Petfinder Foundation enabled us to accept another needy, seriously injured animal facing euthanasia into our program.

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

Madeline, an 8- to 10-year-old little pug dog, was found hit by a car. She was taken to the Pinal (Casa Grande) pound, which has no veterinary care on-site. Madeline’s front leg was hanging, completely dislocated, and she had a huge inguinal (abdominal) hernia from the impact of the car. Her rear leg and hip also had been damaged. She languished in pain for several days. Thanks to the Petfinder Foundation’s Emergency Medical Grant, Cochise Canine Rescue was able to pull Madeline, who went to our primary foster home in Phoenix.

Her rear leg and hip will require surgery as soon as her first surgeries have fully healed. We hope the surgery will be completed in September. The total costs for these surgeries will be approximately $3,500.

As soon as Madeline is fully healed, we will be able to post her on Petfinder and find her an ideal loving home!

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