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Jellystone Barks Rescue Rangers: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

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

The funds were used to keep a breeding puppy-mill survivor alive when she was rescued from the mill and arrived to us with her side ruptured, as she had been so overbred and un-cared-for she was septic, required blood transfusions and barely made it. Thank GOD our vets were able to save her life. She is now in her forever home with the breeding male survivor from the same mill. She is learning to trust and act like a dog, but it will be a very long process.

This grant helped us as this surgery was very, very expensive and without the additional funds we might not have been able to keep this beautiful little girl alive. We cannot thank you enough for what you have done for our homeless babies.

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Our Petal was rescued from a puppy mill along with 30 other survivors who were in poor condition. Petal was fighting for her life, as she came in septic and her side had burst open. Our vets took her in for an emergency surgery to repair all of her issues and we were not sure that she would make it, but luckily we were able to save this sweet little girl and find her a wonderful forever home by the same adopters who adopted the stud from the puppy mill. They now spend their days playing chase and taking wonderful long naps on a warm, cozy bed. They will never have to worry about being used as money-makers again.

It is very difficult when you have limited funds and a case like Petal’s comes in, as you want to do everything possible to give them their second chance. Thank you, Petfinder Foundation, for helping us SAVE PETAL!!

The Facebook post detailing Petal’s rescue, from, July 18, 2015: “Please say prayers for our Petal. Petal was rescued when she and her babies were removed from a backyard breeder/puppy mill along with over 20 other purebred Mastiffs. These poor babies were living in horse stalls and not receiving the proper basic necessities in life. The mate to Petal was taken into our rescue last week and he needed medical care to treat his face, which had been torn up by an aggressive male on the premises. Big Ben was a doll and he went to his forever home on Wednesday. We brought our beautiful Petal in today and she was in very poor condition. This baby had a deep horrid gash on her side and went into surgery upon arrival to the hospital early this morning. She was diagnosed with mastitis; her side had ruptured, she was septic and in need of immediate care. She was not doing well during surgery and one of our friends at Yorkville Animal Hospital went home to get her two Great Danes, as our little girl was crashing and needed a blood transfusion. Our wonderful doctors were able to keep her alive and we are praying for her full recovery.”

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