Home Sweet Home Pet Rescue: Emergency Medical Grant

What was the money or product used for?

The Emergency Medical Grant was used to pay for Rocco’s surgery to remove the cancerous mass on his hind end. He’s now not only had surgery but also follow-up radiation.

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

Without this grant, Rocco’s life would have been very short due to the location and rate of growth of the cancer. This grant enabled us to get him the surgery that he needed to remove the majority of the cancer. He can now look forward to years of living his best life.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Rocco came into our care with two perianal adenomas that had developed cancer. This was likely due to the fact that he had not been neutered. Now, he is both neutered and has had surgery to remove the majority of the cancer, with radiation to address what remained.

Rocco is friendly, playful, goofy, loving, and loyal. He gets along with other dogs and especially loves smaller females who are bossy and will play with him (though he does get along with others). He loves to go for walks and thinks that everyone is outside just to say hi to him. One of his favorite low-calorie treats is ice cubes. He is house trained and easy on a leash. His loves to snuggle and get kisses on his head — he is such a loving boy. He is now available for adoption! You can meet Rocco here.

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