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Wildthunder Wildlife and Animal Rehabilitation Sanctuary: Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant Report

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

Cayden has not yet been adopted, so we have not spent the money. We will use it to cover his adoption fee, the estimated costs of senior care over the next two years, and four bags of prescription food. It will take a special adopter for Cayden and we hope that offering some assistance will help us find a forever home that won't be afraid of adopting a senior with special needs.

Although Cayden has not yet been adopted, these grants are valuable in helping to promote some of the cats who have been at the shelter or have special needs (like Cayden). We haven't given up hope that we'll find the perfect forever home for him!

How many pets did this grant help?

It will help one

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

Cayden was found in the ditch along a gravel road with another cat, dehydrated and emaciated (bottom photo). Upon intake and examination, we found that he had maggots in his eyes, mouth and penis. We can’t even imagine how much pain he was in and we are so thankful someone found them and brought them to Wildthunder to get the medical care they both desperately needed. Cayden means “fighter,” and he certainly is one! He had a will to live, and within three days of treatment, he was up walking!

Due to the injuries he sustained, he has ongoing urinary issues and requires a special diet of Hill’s Science Diet Prescription C/D food. Not only is Cayden a senior, he also requires special care for the urinary complications.

Cayden lives in a community room with other cats with similar special needs. He is a sweet boy with the bright blue eyes and we would love for him to find his forever home. After everything he has been through, he deserves that.

Our sweet Cayden was not yet been adopted despite our promoting him on our page with the added benefit of the Petfinder Foundation grant. We have not given up hope, though, and will continue to promote him so we can find his forever home.

Meet Cayden here.

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