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Good Karma Pet Rescue, Inc.: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

Orthopedic surgery on one of our foster cats, Marisol, who was at our local shelter with a severe leg injury.

It provided much-needed financial support to cover a large surgical bill for one of our foster cats, which allowed us to direct our donations to the other 200+ animals in our care.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Marisol was on an urgent rescue bulletin from our local shelter, Broward County Animal Services. She was in dire need of medical care due to a cast from an old injury being left on her leg for far too long. She ended up with a deep wound which made her leg appear mangled. We rushed her to Pet Express Animal Hospital and originally thought her leg would need to be amputated, but the doctor found that, although the injury was severe, she had good blow flow. They recommended healing the wound, then conducting orthopedic surgery to replace the pin in her leg, since it had not healed properly.

Long story short, we attempted the orthopedic surgery, but it was sadly not successful. Marisol was unable to regain use of her leg and, a few weeks after her surgery, she ended up needing an amputation. While we had hoped to save her leg, Marisol didn’t let it bring her down. She healed beautifully and was running and jumping around like an active young cat with four legs! Once she was fully recovered, she went to the Good Luck Cat Cafe to be placed for adoption and she quickly found her forever home.

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