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P.A.W.S. Pound Animals are Worth Saving, Inc.: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

P.A.W.S. used a $450 Emergency Medical Grant from the Petfinder Foundation to pay for critical dental surgery, treatment, and medication for a cat named Chance. Chance needed several rounds of antibiotics and several complex dental extractions, as well as a thorough cleaning, to get him healthy for adoption.

The grant allows P.A.W.S. to continue taking in homeless cats and kittens from the surrounding community. P.A.W.S. adopts over 900 felines to loving homes each year. However, special medical needs for some of those cats can really tax the shelter budget, and this grant was important for getting Chance the surgery he badly needed.

How many pets did this grant help?

One very special cat

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P.A.W.S. is thrilled to report that Chance was adopted on Nov. 26, 2016, to the perfect home. Chance is a large male orange tabby with a huge personality, gigantic polydactyl paws, and a very rough play drive! He is also FIV-positive. We knew it would take a while to find an adopter who would love him despite his rambunctious nature! Furthermore, Chance came to us with a severe gum infection and several dental issues. Thanks to an Emergency Medical Grant from the Petfinder Foundation, P.A.W.S. was able to get Chance healthy before finding him that home.

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