Iroquois County Animal Rescue: Sponsor a Pet

What was the money or product used for?

Special food

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

We have to run our shelter on a very tight budget, subsisting mainly on donations. Every dollar is so crucial to our survival as an organization. There are many months when we have to do without essential items, like paper towels and garbage bags. The money we receive from the Petfinder Foundation helps us to meet more of our basic needs.

How many pets did this grant help?

One specifically, but all of them!

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

In February, we took in a kitten named Patches who was in much pain due to two golf-ball-sized bladder stones! After her operation, we were told that she would need to be on a special diet for the rest of her life. Her food is not cheap, and we are grateful to the Sponsor A Pet program for helping us provide for her needs.

Poor, poor Patches. By just three months of age she has already endured three surgeries. She came in for a rectal prolapse; we rushed her to the vet for immediately and she had surgery to repair it. Then, two weeks later, it prolapsed again and she went in for her second surgery. Just a few days after that, she was found to have two large bladder stones. In she went for surgery number three to remove the bladder stones. She is so sweet and cuddly; all Patches wants is love. We recommend that she stay on a Science Diet c/d food for the remainder of her life to prevent the formation of bladder stones in her future. Other than that, she is perfectly playful and healthy! Can you turn Patches’ luck around and finally give her the home she will need? Meet Patches: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/31536123/

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