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Sacramento Independent Animal Rescuers, Inc.: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

Vet care for Mikayla, who was rescued from Coachella Valley City/County Animal Shelter with a severely broken front leg.

This grant was a huge help for us. It came at a time when we had several very expensive vet bills. In just a month, we had a puppy who needed a leg amputation, a dog who had major complications from his neuter (and was determined to have hemophelia), and Mikayla, who came to us with a complicated front-leg break.

How many pets did this grant help?

This grant helped cover Mikayla's medical expenses related to her injured leg.

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

Mikayla was rescue from the Coachella shelter, where she had been for over a month with a severely broken leg. Because she did not get immediate care, her front leg had healed misaligned by the time she came to us. It was determined that she would need an expensive, complicated surgery, or possibly would need to have her leg amputated.

On the scheduled surgery day, the doctor felt that there was no way to actually repair the break, and it had healed enough where he felt she might do okay leaving it as-is, rather than amputate. He suggested we wait another three weeks to see how things continued to heal, which we did.

Upon her final exam, the doctor felt she might do fine leaving the leg. These several visits with the specialist, x-rays, and cast re-wraps all added up, and this grant was able to really help with sweet Mikayla’s care.

Soon after, Mikayla was able to be spayed and found a wonderful adoptive home!

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