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Bullies and Buddies: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

For Popcorn's eye removal surgery. He is a 7-year-old bichon mix whom we found in a high[-intake] shelter, completely dirty and with a severely infected eye.

The grant covered the surgery to have his infected eye removed.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Hi there, Popcorn here! I was dumped at a super high[-intake] shelter already bursting at the seams with dogs and a lot of them were way younger than me, so I didn’t have much of a chance to get out. A kind lady called a “rescue person” was there to pick up one dog. I could read her mind; she was thinking, “Just get the one you are here for — we have too many as it is. Don’t look, just get one and get out.” Well, somehow I mind-melded her and she happened to glance over at me and, well, she started crying upon seeing the shape I was in. I was dirty, matted, and flea-infested and my eye was completely infected. So back to the front desk she went and that day she left with me and that other dog — who basically saved my LIFE.

I was having eye problems, so they took me to an ophthalmologist and found out that I need surgery to remove my bad eye. It was not a great time for the rescue to be hit with such an expense, but I learned that good rescues make things happen for us dogs in need.

A big thank-you to all the humans who donated and to the Petfinder Foundation for helping us raise enough money to cover my eye surgery! The good news: I got my sutures out and I am healing perfectly. I don’t even know I lost an eye because it wasn’t working anyway! I feel so much better now! Thank you, kind humans, and may your universe be filled with love and good things! Meet Popcorn:

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