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Halfway Home Cat Rescue, Inc.: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

A heart surgery procedure that one of our kittens needed to remove a ligament stemming from the heart that was wrapped around the kitten's lower esophagus. This was causing her to not be able to swallow most of what she ate, causing her to have stunted growth.

This grant helped is afford the surgery Angel needed to survive. Without it, she would have died eventually due to the ligament around her esophagus strangling her.

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

Angel had had problems regurgitating her food from the time I took her into foster care in April 2017 when she was three weeks old. As she grew, I noticed this to be a habit, a problem and a concern. Initially we believed it was megaesophagus. We took her to a specialist at Tufts in Grafton, MA, where we used all of the money we had fundraised for a CT scan. This scan revealed Angel’s condition, which the cardiologist wanted to schedule for surgery sooner rather than later. Two weeks later, Angel received the lifesaving surgery and has been fine ever since! Due to all she had been through, she has not yet been spayed. She will be after the first of the year and then we will work on finding Angel the purrfect forever home!

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