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Animal Aid Vermilion Area: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

The emergency medical grant was used to cover Dexter's orthopedic surgery to repair a fractured leg and pelvis.

Initial assessment of Dexter's injury suggested leg amputation. We sought a second opinion with an orthopedic surgeon who felt he could save his leg. We felt saving his leg would increase his chances for adoption, so we agreed. The grant allowed us to select a more invasive treatment option over the cheaper option. Because of the grant, we did not have to divert funds from other needy animals.

How many pets did this grant help?

Directly, one; indirectly, many, as funding wasn't diverted to cover his care.

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

Dexter was rescued from the local shelter around Thanksgiving 2018. He was brought immediately to the orthopedic surgeon, who placed pins in his leg in an attempt to save the leg. It worked! Dexter’s pins were removed Friday, January 18, and he was adopted the very next day!

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