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Rockstar Rescue: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

After applying for this grant, we learned that Fender has a transmissible venereal tumor. Funds from this grant were used to continue veterinary care for him.

This grant helped our organization by covering several of Fender's veterinary appointments, not taking further funds away from our general operating expenses.

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

Fender was found running against traffic on a very busy highway just north of Puerto Penasco, Mexico. Thought to have a broken ankle, he was captured and taken to a local Mexican vet, where x-rays revealed he had actually been shot and the bones in his right front leg were shattered. The local vet performed surgery to salvage the leg, but after eight weeks, infection set in and the leg ultimately had to be amputated.

After Fender’s amputation, he developed MRSA and was found to have a transmissible venereal tumor (TVT). The MRSA was immediately treated and he is still currently undergoing chemo treatments for the TVT.

Despite the horrendous experience he had gone through, Fender is always wagging his tail. He is the gentlest and happiest boy and we are excited to finish his treatments and get him listed on our Petfinder page as soon as possible.

Thank you for this opportunity.

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