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Haile's Angels Pet Rescue: Grant Report

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

The grant money was used to provide additional surgery and diagnostics to rescue animals in need of more in-depth medical care.

This grant helped pay for a mastectomy and pathology for a small, adult terrier-mix dog and also an enucleation, dental, and growth removals for a geriatric small-breed terrier-mix dog.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Bernadette is a middle-aged female terrier mix who came to the rescue with a large, ulcerated mammary tumor. With the help of the Petfinder Foundation Adoption Options in Action grant, we were to provide Bernadette with a mastectomy and the histopathology to determine whether the tumor was cancerous or not. Unfortunately, the tumor was cancer and had already spread to a local lymph node. Bernadette was placed in hospice foster due to her guarded prognosis. Luckily, her foster is a human medical doctor and is still interested in adopting Bernadette and providing her with a specialty oncology workup. This would not have been possible without the grant to pay for the surgery, pathology, and veterinary consultation with the foster to provide the definitive diagnosis to provide Bernadette with the best care.

Tiny Tuna is a geriatric small-breed terrier mix who came to the rescue blind from cataracts and with glaucoma causing pain in her left eye. She also had mammary growths and severe dental disease. Thanks to the Petfinder Foundation Adoption Options in Action grant, we were to provide her with growth-removal, an eye enucleation, and a dental cleaning. We were also able to send the growths for histopathology to determine whether they were cancerous or not. Tiny Tuna is recovering well from her surgeries and the histopathology results are pending. Hopefully we will have good results to have her adopted to her forever home to live out her senior life!

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