Outta the Cage: Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
This money was used to help cover medical care for two "unadoptable" dogs: Kira and Georgie.
Kira is a senior girl who is dog-friendly and adoptable. But as soon as people heard she'd had surgery to remove a mammary tumor, they decided to look at other dogs.
Georgie was in the shelter for 14 months with a torn ACL. Again, no one wanted a dog with medical expenses. We rescued her and had her ACL fixed, then put her in recovery boarding for eight weeks so that she could heal. This cost us over $3,000.
How many pets did this grant help?
BOTH Kira and Georgie have been adopted since their operations!!!!
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
We rescued Kira, a 10-year-old pittie mix, from Downey shelter on her last day. She had been left there by her owners, who didn’t want to deal with a large mammary mass. Of course, no adopters stepped forward, and Kira was red-listed.
We rescued Kira and got her surgery: the removal of her right mammary chain. We then found a foster, Valerie (with Kira in the first and second photos), to help her recover. During that time, she saw an oncologist who didn’t see any evidence of cancer spread. But she had complications, including an antibiotic-resistant infection that was serious.
Then we found another foster, Mika, who ultimately adopted Kira. Kira is now happy with Mika in her new home, and Valerie, her first foster, recently visited Kira and Mika (third photo)!
Georgie (fourth photo) was in the shelter for 14 months with a torn ACL. No one wanted a dog with medical expenses. We rescued her and had her ACL fixed, then put her in recovery boarding for eight weeks so that she could heal.
She’s since been adopted by a great family in the Valley who already adore her (fifth and sixth photos). The feeling is mutual. Georgie (her new name is Jojo) is enjoying a healthy routine that includes a fun morning walk, rest in her crate, and playtime hunting for lizards (her absolute FAVE activity!).