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Little Lotus Rescue & Sanctuary: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

The money was used on a lifesaving endoscopic procedure to open Mila's esophagus.

Mila would not be alive today without the help of the Petfinder Foundation's Emergency Medical Grant. Mila needed an immediate endoscopic procedure in order for her to ever be able to eat or drink again.

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Mila might be one of the most fantastic creatures you have ever met! Mila was surrendered to the Sierra Vista Animal Shelter at 3 months old. She was immediately tested, and found positive, for parvo. The shelter contacted Little Lotus Rescue and asked if we could take her.

Mila had a terrible run with parvo, requiring overnight care and constant monitoring, but she is a strong girl and she made it. After recovering from parvo, she regurgitated and/or vomited with every meal. Through this, she received multiple blood transfusions and various diagnostics before she was ultimately diagnosed with a throat stricture.

She was successfully managed until an incident in which she ate something that she could not swallow, leading to a blockage. We and she has worked too hard for this to be the end of her incredible story. She was admitted to the hospital, where x-rays were taken and sent for consultation to clarify images. The vet recommended a scope to remove the blockage safely.

Today, Mila is living her VERY best life with her new family.

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