Snow Capped Shepherd Rescue: Emergency Medical Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The grant was used for a bilateral enucleation and mammary mass removal for Leah Lemon Lollipop, a little mixed-breed girl we rescued from San Antonio, TX.
Having received the grant, we did not have to choose between providing the care Leah needed and helping other dogs due to limited funds.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Little Leah Lemon Lollipop came to us from San Antonio, Texas. She was rescued as part of a cruelty investigation by City of San Antonio Animal Care Services. While she’s not our typical German shepherd dog rescue, one look at her picture and we knew she needed us, regardless of breed. One of our volunteers flew down and brought her back as carry-on!
Due to her horrible past neglect, she needed a bilateral eye enucleation and had to have several mammary masses removed along with being spayed. Through it all, she has been lovely. The cost of the extensive veterinary care was a financial challenge, but we’d do it over and over again, as she had so much life to live.
Leah was adopted and was able to live for almost one more year until the cancer reoccurred and she had to be put down. She got to know life as a loved and cherished companion versus life as a puppy-mill/breeder dog.