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Chicago Canine Rescue: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

Medical bills for Hero

This grant made a significant dent in the large bill we have accrued caring for Hero, a sweet German shepherd pup who was surrendered after being mauled by another dog.

How many pets did this grant help?


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Hero is a 4-month-old German shepherd puppy who came to us on June 3 via our shelter diversion program with Chicago Animal Care and Control. He was surrendered by his owners after escaping his yard and being attacked by three large dogs. Hero’s right eye was completely out of its socket, and x-rays at the emergency clinic also revealed a shattered jaw and zygomatic arch. Hero was stabilized in the hospital and released after five days. He has since been fostered by one of his ER nurses, and has done very well. Unfortunately, a follow up CT scan showed that there was a bone fragment that had migrated into the space where his eye was, which was causing infection and needed removal. But his spirit and happy nature made him a fighter, and he came through all his injuries very well. He has required multiple surgeries to address the broken bones in his face and jaw, and is well on his way to being completely healed and has been adopted by his ER nurse!

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