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ABRA, Inc.: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

This money went directly towards the surgical bill for a puppy we pulled from [an open-admission] shelter who was left abandoned at animal control with a broken leg that needed immediate surgery to repair.

This money prevented us from having to deny any other animals rescue due to a very high vet balance. As a donation-run, foster-based rescue, keeping our vet balance controllable and paid is the only way we can continue to save the lives of those most in need every day.

How many pets did this grant help?

Immediately it helped one, but in actuality it saved all the other animals that were able to be pulled because we were able to contribute to their vetting.

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

Fergus was a 4-month-old puppy left abandoned at a local animal control with a broken leg. A woman claimed to have found him in that condition and held onto him for a few days before turning him over. The poor pup was very underweight, filthy, and in pain, but trusting. Fergus was pulled by ABRA, Inc., and taken into surgery to have his little leg repaired by a surgeon. Fergus now has two medal rods permanently implanted. He then spent the next 10 weeks recovering in a loving foster home where he left a permanent footprint. Fergus had a terrible start, and no one will know how he was injured so badly, but even in pain he was the sweetest, most loving pup I’ve ever encountered. He now has two human sisters and a doggy brother that he gets to love on every day for the rest of his life.

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