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When the Going Gets Ruff Animal Rescue: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

It was used to treat Juno, a 4-month-old Great Pyrenese puppy, for emergency twisted-intestine surgery.

It allowed us to replace the funds from our emergency-care account so that we can continue to treat more dogs in emergency situations. It allowed us to keep Juno alive and help find him the perfect forever home!

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Juno was rescued by us from an Alabama rescue. We brought him to Maine and quickly learned that he and every other dog we pulled from that rescue were in really rough shape. They were full of ticks and intestinal parasites and malnourished.

Not long after we got Juno, he got extremely sick. We quickly knew something was wrong. After rushing him to the vet, we found out that his intestines were twisted and nothing could pass through. They had to get him into emergency surgery as quickly as possible.

We didn’t have any time to raise money or even consider where we were going to come up with the funds. It hit us hard, as we are still a very new rescue. Thankfully, Juno made it through surgery and recovered just fine! He is now adopted and living an amazing life. His family loves him and they send us frequent updates!

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