Cats Meow Feline Fosters, Inc.: Emergency Medical Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
We were contacted about a cat unable to use its back legs. The money was used toward his vet bill for surgery and treatment. The surgery allowed him to keep both legs, because one was broken and the other was dislocated.
The grant money helped us pay the large vet bill for one cat, thus relieving the strain on our finances so we could continue to help others as well.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
We received a call about an injured cat that was unable to use its back legs. Not knowing what we would find, we agreed to come and look at the cat. We were told that he was a stray in the vicinity of a small business and trailer park. He was immediately taken to our vet to determine the extent of his injuries. Examination and x-rays showed that one leg was dislocated and the other was broken, requiring surgery to pin the bones back together. On faith that we could get some donations to cover his bill, we agreed to proceed with the surgery.
We were able to collect some donations toward the bill, but not the full amount, so we were happy to discover the availability of a Petfinder Foundation grant for emergency medical treatment. Our new patient was named Wayne, which has turned out to be perfect for him. They told us at the vet what a good-natured cat he was there, and we have found him to be a perfect gentleman in his foster home as well. After surgery and follow-ups with the vet, he was cleared for unlimited activity. He now enjoys running, playing, and even some limited tree climbing! He is friends with all of the other foster cats and especially with one of the kittens. Meet Wayne: www.petfinder.com/petdetail/39034088