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Pits R Us All Breed Rescue & Adoptions: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

The grant funds were used for Blackbeard's medical bills.

We were able to give Blackbeard a chance to recover from a severe eye infection. Without the funds, we would not have been able to try every option available.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Blackbeard came to us from a shelter in the Bay Area. They made no mention of injury or illness. We were not prepared for what we saw when he arrived: His right eye looked like scrambled eggs, literally. He came to us on Sept. 21, 2018, and we immediately took him to Medical Center for Birds. He had a serious e. coli and bacterial infection in the eye socket. It has to be removed, flushed and he needed to be on antibiotics and under vet care until the eye socket was free of infection and could be stitched shut.

He was scheduled to go back to have the eye socket closed, but unexpectedly passed away the night before. We are all devastated.

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