Poodle and Pooch Rescue of Florida: Emergency Medical Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The money from this grant was spent on treatment for a dog named Priscilla who was hit by a car and brought into Poodle and Pooch. In addition to her hip and leg injuries, due to the trauma from the car hit, the blood vessels below the skin weren't getting blood flow, causing vascular necrosis. The wound was seeping and the vet determined that Priscilla needed to stay at the vet hospital for an extended time for wound care. On a daily basis, she received injectable fluids, injectable antibiotics, cold laser treatment, and honey wraps. Her circulation was terrible and the vet thought this could be a contributing factor to her heart disease -- her lungs sounded very noisy, so the vet increased her heart medication. The wound required tie-over bandages and around-the-clock care and wound treatment.
The Petfinder Foundation Emergency Medical Grant allowed us to say yes to the local shelter when they called us about a dog in need. Priscilla deserved a second chance, and with these funds, PPR was able to focus on getting her the treatment she needed, letting her heal, and rehabilitating her, rather than worrying about the steep medical bills to cover her costly treatment.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Priscilla was living on the streets as a stray and was hit by a car. Fortunately, she was brought to a local animal shelter for treatment and PPR was able to step in and bring Priscilla into our rescue family to ensure she received all the treatment she needed to recover from her accident. Priscilla is an 8-year-old, 18-lb. poodle blend. This incredibly sweet girl makes friends with everyone she meets, and her sweet little face with the most heartwarming eyes will just light up any room!
Once she was fully healed, we listed her for adoption on Petfinder and it wasn’t long until she found her match. This wonderful little gal was thrilled to find her adopter, Elaine, to spend her life with, and we are SO very happy for Priscilla. Retiree Elaine was really missing have a dog in her home, and she fell in love with Priscilla. We are confident Elaine and Priscilla will share a lovely life together. We just know Priscilla has an AWESOME life to look forward to with all the joys of a warm home, a loving family, and a sense of security. These happy endings wouldn’t be possible without generous grants from organizations like the Petfinder Foundation. Thank you for all you do, from the bottom of Priscilla’s heart and all of us at Poodle and Pooch Rescue!