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Always & Furever Midwest Animal Sanctuary: Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant Report

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

The grant funding was used to medically support Grandpa in two ways. First, a tumor was located on his tail, requiring amputation. After completing this surgery, our medical coordinator noticed Grandpa was having trouble urinating. The vet team has had to express his bladder via a catheter and we are currently working on a variety of medicines to try to diagnose and stabilize this issue.

This Senior Pet Adoption Assistance grant has been so critical to Grandpa's care and path to adoption. These funds provide the assistance to access quality care for each of our senior pets in need of adoption.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Grandpa was found as a stray and spent 40 days at a rural shelter in Oklahoma with no interest, just quietly watching everyone pass him by, day in and day out. Grandpa does not like other dogs or cats, but promises to be enough love all on his own.

He is considered “Tier 3 – Medical” because he has a condition that may require daily medication and/or prescription food and has an underlying disease process that at some point may or may not advance or worsen and needs to be monitored.

Grandpa is currently available for adoption, but due to an ongoing medical concern we are working to stabilize and diagnose, he remains in our care. We have had adopters interested in Grandpa, but we want to monitor him medically while he is using a catheter.

You can meet Grandpa here.

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