Rockers Rescue: Emergency Medical Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The grant donation was used to help our rescue with expenses incurred from saving Century the kitten.
We received a $1,000 emergency medical grant to help our rescue with Century the kitty's case. She had to have a leg removed and then later needed emergency surgery again at the ER vet, and then had to stay at our vet over a week recovering and fighting a fever. The total expense was around $1,800 and it hit our small rescue pretty hard. We have quite a few senior pets and even young ones who rely on us, so the grant was a huge help to keep us on our feet.
How many pets did this grant help?
It helped us with Century's vetting expenses, which in turn helped our rescue to save even more lives.
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
A few months ago we rescued an injured kitty and named her Century. She was abandoned at the CenturyLink Center with a badly broken leg. Century had to have her leg amputated. A few days later she had to have emergency surgery at the ER vet. She then spent around a week at our vet with a fever, struggling to recover. This little kitty pulled through! Our little rescue was left with almost $2,000 gone in DAYS! We were in our back-up funds with several animals still under our care. Our seniors were our main concern. We knew that if anything else large came up, we’d have nothing. We reached out for grant help, and the Petfinder Foundation awarded us a $1,000 Emergency Medical grant! We literally had tears when we got the email of approval. Someone finally cared about Century and her life just much as we did. Words cannot describe the feeling.
I am happy to say that Century is now ADOPTED! Her mommy had a three-legged dog who had passed away, so when she saw Century she felt a deep connection. Century is alive, happy, and loved. Thank you to the Petfinder Foundation and to everyone who supports us. Not only did Century get to live, but our little rescue got to keep saving lives. THANK YOU!