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Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

We received a $500 emergency medical assistance grant to cover the cost of leg amputation surgery for one of our shelter dogs, Marcellas.

This grant helped Marcellas get the surgery she needed to relieve the pain and discomfort caused by a badly broken leg. In addition to directly helping Marcellas, this grant helped our organization get attention through the press releases we sent out telling Marcellas' story and how the Petfinder Foundation helped her.

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

Marcellas was a 10-month-old female pit bull mix who came to us as a stray in early December. When she came to us, her right rear leg was hanging limp. The vet thought that this was an injury sustained months earlier that had not been treated, and recommended the leg be amputated. Marcellas was given pain meds to relieve her of any discomfort she might be experiencing while we tried to find a way to pay for her leg-amputation surgery. It didn’t take long for the Petfinder Foundation to let us know that they would be able to help with the costs of surgery, and in mid-December, Marcellas had her surgery done. She had a very smooth recovery and was adopted on Jan. 7, 2016, by a wonderful family that renamed her Beauty.

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