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Tehama County Animal Care Center: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

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

Money from Sponsor A Pet is put towards the Animal Care Center Medical Donation Fund, which is used to provide medical care for animals outside of the state-mandated holding period. All medical needs out of this holding period are paid for through donations.

These funds provide medical treatment for animals who would otherwise be euthanized or go without medical care. Because of these funds, we can treat animals with minor medical issues and place them up for adoption.

How many pets did this grant help?

$22.50 was received and put towards eye ointment for a cat with an eye infection.

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

The pet sponsored was Bugs, pictured. He has been adopted. From his Petfinder profile: “Approximately 1 year old, 7 lbs., and heartworm-negative, Bugs is a cheerful and outgoing boy, people-oriented and loves attention; he is very spunky and playful, loves to give kisses, is responsive and fine being handled as we pulled on his toes, tail and ears, a happy companion and friend, lively disposition, full of life, dances for treats and has been well-socialized. Affectionate and companionable. His tail is constantly wagging. Bugs is a wonderful little wiggle worm! He can’t sit still, even for a minute. He loves being held and giving kisses. Bugs will be a great fit for almost any family, as long as they have people around for Bugs to love.”

Rico was a cat left in an apartment after an eviction. He was found in the apartment three weeks later, hungry, dehydrated, and with a severe eye infection and entropion in both eyes. Grant funds were used to purchase a tube of antibiotic ointment for his eye infection. After some TLC, Rico has recovered from his dehydration and just went through his entropion surgery. He will be available for adoption as soon as his eyes have recovered.

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