Planned PEThood of GA: Emergency Medical Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The money was used for an emergency medical procedure for a kitten named Rogue. She had a diaphragmatic hernia that needed urgent repair, or she would have died. Luckily, she made a full recovery after her procedure.
Our organization rescues more than 800 cats/kittens a year. We are begged by shelters and the public to help, often. We typically say yes to healthy, young kittens, as they are easier to place in homes. However, when situations like this happen, our intake often has to come to a halt due to finances. The support of the Petfinder Foundation to care for baby Rogue greatly helped our rescue program stay a float.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Rogue’s foster mom quickly realized something wasn’t right. The kitten was having trouble breathing and had to be rushed to emergency care and placed on oxygen. There we found that Rogue needed a lifesaving surgery to repair a diaphragmatic hernia. Not only did she need an expensive procedure, but she needed emergency care until the surgery could be performed. With the Petfinder Foundation’s support, Rogue was able to receive the care she needed, recover in her foster home, and get adopted!
Rogue and her friend Saber were adopted together. Their new owner has never had cats before, but his cousin came along to the adoption for support.