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Ghetto Rescue FFoundation: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

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

The money will be put in our Medical Emergency Fund and will be used to purchase medicine, bandages or any other prescribed prophylactic use.

All funds collected for our Medical Emergency Fund helps sick or injured animals we find on the streets or ones we pull from the L.A. shelters. The donation of $45 will most likely allow us to purchase medication, bandages, e-collars and other soft-use items for our dogs.

How many pets did this grant help?

Hard to say. It was a small grant and definitely helps us, but it was deposited in a pool of money designated to help multiple dogs, so it's difficult to know how many it actually helped.

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

Spirit Golden Heart was named after her incredible will to live and for the “heart”-shaped patch of fur on her side. Spirit started out at the end — the end of her life. She was found by some kids curled up in a fetal position on the concrete next to a trash bin. She was nothing but a skeleton and did not, could not move. She could not raise her head and looked dead. The nice kids had been trying to feed Spirit some french fries, but she was too far gone to eat.

Spirit was picked up and GRFF was alerted. At first glance, it looked like Spirit wasn’t going to make it. But GRFF rescuers felt that if she had the will to live, we would do what we could to save her life. That was the beginning of a very long healing process, many doctor visits, lengthy hospitalizations, blood transfusions, lots of meds, close calls with death and impending surgeries.

Today Spirit has her ups and downs, but she is mostly UP and THRIVING due to the love and exceptional care given to her by her foster parents and the support from all the amazing contributors and fans of GRFF.

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