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Routt County Humane Society: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

Funds received were used for Lolo's radiographs for $87 and to cover a portion of her TPLO surgery, $913. The total grant award was for $1,000.

This grant award assisted our small shelter with getting Lolo diagnostics and surgery for a cranial cruciate ligament rupture. This allowed Lolo to regain her mobility and decrease her pain. Feeling her best and with her full fun-loving personality on display, she was able to find her forever home in a timely manner. Veterinary care is our largest expense and your grant allowed us to offset some of the expense of her care; therefore, we had funds available to help more animals.

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A wiggly, playful and energetic 4-year-old, 50-lb. pittie mix, Lolo arrived at Routt County Humane Society as a stray in January 2019. Upon examination, it was determined that she had a cranial cruciate ligament rupture (similar to an ACL rupture in humans) and required a triple pelvic osteotomy surgery to repair it and give her the quality of life she deserved. Lolo’s surgery was performed on Feb. 22 by the only board-certified surgeon in our valley.

Lolo was kept comfortable with restricted activity and lots of love and after her surgery she stayed at the shelter for recovery (a 16-week period) before being cleared to find her forever home. Her recovery included kennel rest, passive range-of-motion exercises and, after eight weeks, radiographs to check healing and then slowly increase the length of her exercises and walks.

Lolo was adopted into her forever home in early June 2019! She’s sweet, goofy and so excited to have found her forever home. Lolo will go on daily walks carrying her favorite toys and receive lots of love from her family!

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