Bullies and Buddies: Emergency Medical Grant
What was the money or product used for?

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.

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

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: www.petfinder.com/petdetail/39015576