PetEmber Inc.: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The total amount of the grant is being used for the adoption preparation of Bonito, Apollo, Victor, Daisy, Princess, and Angel.
This grant covered the medical bills of rescued dogs such as Bonito, for his rectal surgery; Apollo, for his hernia and eye-removal surgeries; Angel, for her hind leg cut operation; and Daisy, for her punctured-lung surgery; as well as the grooming of Princess, Victor, and Bonito.
How many pets did this grant help?
Around 10 animals benefited from the grant.
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Apollo is a rescue from San Bernardino, CA. He was owned by a man in a low-income area. The owner of Apollo had a neighbor who fights with him all the time. One day, Apollo escaped to the neighbor’s yard, searching for food. He put his head inside an icebox where the neighbor had some food that was ready to be grilled. When the neighbor realized that Apollo was eating from the icebox, he kicked him in his abdomen and picked up a stick and hit him on his head.
The neighbor’s daughter saw her dad doing this and stopped him from further harming Apollo. Then she contacted Apollo’s owner to ask him take his dog back. The owner was frightened and asked the girl to help him drop Apollo off at a shelter, as he could not afford to treat him. Searching on the Internet, the girl found our contact information and sent us an urgent email.
At that time, Apollo was dying. We immediately took him to an emergency veterinarian. The vet said that Apollo had a lot of blood clots under his skin and a hernia in his abdomen, and the blood supply to one of his eyes was cut off.
The vet suggested treating Apollo with medication for few days before he went into surgery.
After being treated for few days, Apollo went into surgery for his hernia, which was successfully repaired. Two weeks later, he went through a second surgery to remove his injured eye.
Apollo has healed from his surgeries and has been released for adoption. A sincere adopter who found us on Petfinder applied for him and will meet him next week to adopt him.