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Atlanta Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

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

To help animals like Snow, a dog who came to us from a shelter partner because she needed surgery on her leg. X-rays also turned up a bottlecap in her abdomen. Snow underwent two emergency surgeries on her leg and abdomen to survive.

It helped our Shelter Medicine Team provide lifesaving medical care to extreme cases of need like Snow, as well as provide care to healthy animals with us awaiting adoption by their forever families.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

A local animal control agency contacted the Atlanta Humane Society’s Shelter Medicine Team in need of assistance; sweet Snow was in dire need of an operation on her leg. Before the operation, our veterinarians performed x-rays in order to fully understand Snow’s condition. What they found was shocking. In addition to needing an operation on her leg, Snow also had a foreign object lodged in her abdomen that could cause her immense pain and further complications. Because of the object’s size and sharp edges, our Shelter Medicine Team had to perform an emergency exploratory surgery to remove it.

After the exploratory surgery, we knew Snow would pull through. Her leg was still causing her immense pain, so with comfort and reassurance from our Shelter Medicine Team, Snow bravely faced her second life-saving surgery. After the two intensive surgeries, Snow is on the road to recovery. It will take some time for this sweet girl to feel 100% again, but she is already walking and showing off her sweet personality.

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