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S&D K9 Rehabilitation: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

The Emergency Medical Grant covered the cost of a femoral head ostectomy surgery for Nicky, one of the dogs in our rescue this summer.

Nicky was in need of surgery in order to correct an old injury that was causing her pain. She was able to receive the surgery with the assistance of the grant. She has recovered extremely well. She is now living with her forever family and she is pain-free.

How many pets did this grant help?

This grant helped one of our rescue dogs, Nicky.

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

Nicky came to our rescue from the Prince George’s County shelter, where pit bulls are not adopted out to the public due to breed bans in the area. We noticed that Nicky favored one of her back legs and took her in for a consultation with one of our veterinary partners. We were informed that Nicky would need FHO surgery, also known as a femoral head ostectomy, in order for her live without pain. We were determined to make sure Nicky received the surgery she needed and the Petfinder Foundation grant allowed us to improve Nicky’s quality of life. She received her surgery on June 26, 2017. We provided Nicky with therapy to help her recover and heal. She is now pain-free and was adopted into a wonderful and loving forever home where she has a canine brother who is her best friend.

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