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Adopt a Golden Atlanta: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

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

100% of all donations we receive each quarter from generous supporters through the Petfinder Foundation's Sponsor A Pet program go directly toward the medical expenses of our rescues. AGA does not have a facility. Instead, we rely on generous donors, our 250+ volunteers, and our dedicated fosters to lovingly care for each rescue and ensure it receives all of its needed medical care prior to adoption.

Petfinder Foundation donations such as those received in 2014 were most likely allocated toward funds that pay for AGA's intake wellness exam given to every rescue brought into our care. This exam includes all vaccinations, a thorough assessment by AGA partner veterinarians of the rescue's physical health, a fecal exam, a heartworm diagnostic test, medicated baths and grooming, flea and tick medication, and microchipping. Each rescue is different; during this intake exam, our vets may determine that a rescue requires x-rays, to be spayed or neutered, some form of surgery, urgent care, pain or other medications, grooming, or ongoing observation for a period of time.

We are grateful to the Petfinder Foundation and its donors for their continued support, generosity, and kindness.

Monies received from the Foundation are allocated directly to the veterinary care required by each rescue taken in at AGA. These funds help us ensure our golden and golden-mix rescues are in their best health prior to adoption.

How many pets did this grant help?

This grant will have paid for half of a wellness exam. In 2013, we received just over $200, so these funds would have covered the wellness exams of four (4) new rescues.

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

Corbin was found in May 2014 as a stray in Cobb County, GA, without any identification. He was vaccinated and neutered at the county Animal Control and then transported back to Atlanta by AGA. Corbin is a small Golden mix and has since been adopted (in February 2015). He was underweight at 35 lbs. and weighed just over 40 lbs. when adopted.

According to Corbin’s Wellness Intake Exam at VCA Braelinn Village Animal Hospital in Atlanta: Heartworm test results were positive but his treatment was deferred until after leg surgery. He completed his treatment and was declared heartworm-negative at the end of September. He fecal-tested positive for hookworms and he was de-wormed immediately. He had an old leg fracture causing lameness. On May 31, Corbin was operated on to repair and reset his poorly healed right back femur. He had a fractured left lower canine tooth which needed extraction, and moderate tartar. This extraction took place in a separate procedure under general anesthesia because his leg operation was too prolonged and involved to add in another procedure.

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