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Southside Animal Shelter: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

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

This money was used to help Greta. Greta is a dachshund who was transferred from another shelter that did not have the resources to treat her. She came in with severe burns on her back and signs, possibly from road burn.

We were able to help heal her burns and make her comfortable; unfortunately we found that she also had numerous tumors in her lungs and the vet determined that surgery was not in her best interest. Greta was in a great foster home and they did everything they could to make her as happy and comfortable as possible.

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

Greta is the dachshund whom Southside Animal Shelter rescued from another shelter that did not have the resources to care for her. She had a large open wound on her side, which may have been road burn from being dragged by a car. She has been in a foster home and her wound has healed nicely. Greta had been diagnosed with advanced mammary cancer and more recently with chronic bronchiectasis — a rare form of COPD in dogs. Our plan was for Greta to live her remaining days in her foster home, where she was pampered and loved. Her foster parents had a “bucket” list for Greta and posted pictures of the items as they were checked off. On Dec. 15, 2015, Greta passed quietly in the arms of her foster mom.

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