Wish Bone Canine Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The money donated went toward the veterinary bills for Arturo's surgery.
This grant enables us to continue to provide veterinary care for the dogs we rescue. Without grants such as these, we would be unable to rescue and rehome pets in need. Our veterinary costs are our biggest expense, in particular since a high percentage of the dogs we save have medical and surgical conditions. We receive no governmental funds, so we rely on donations and grants to continue our work.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Arturo was injured prior to coming into our program. Our vet speculated that he was likely hit by a car. One of his front legs and one of his hind feet were severely injured. He was in [an open-admission] animal control facility prior to coming to us. Despite his severe, painful injuries, Arturo was a sweet little guy, so we couldn’t leave him there to be euthanized. After rescue, it was determined that Arturo’s front leg could not be saved, so it was amputated. His hind foot was saved, but the damage required removal of his toenails. Arturo did well following his surgery and was adopted by a loving couple.