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Kentucky Dachshund Rescue: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

Surgery for Rusty, a dachshund

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How many pets did this grant help?

One, but he is special.

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

Rusty is a beautiful fellow who came from Christian County animal shelter with another dachshund, Rascal. Rusty is smaller, about 12 lbs., and his front paws were crippled. He could only hobble along on his front paws. He desperately needed surgery to repair the torn ligaments in both front paws. We knew he hurt since he didn’t like to be lifted. Rusty’s surgery was delicate and expensive. After several fundraisers, we were still short on funds to provide him a normal life. The Petfinder Foundation provided a generous grant of $1,000 to help Rusty have his first paw surgery on his right paw. Rusty is in recovery now with a cast for six to eight weeks. He will be able to use his paw normally within four weeks. However, we are still needing to provide surgery on his left paw. The vets have given us a discount if done in six months so we are working hard to make it happen. Thank you, Petfinder Foundation!

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