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Saved By A Vet Tech Rescue, Inc.: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

This grant allowed us to pay off the credit card that had been used for the amputation of Opal’s leg. Her leg had been crushed due to being stuck in the engine of a vehicle while it drove.

Opal was in a tremendous amount of pain when she was found. This grant allowed her to live a happy, pain-free life.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Opal, whom we call the cutest tripod (we may be a little biased), was found in a Meijer parking lot in mid-November. She was severely injured, with a crushed shoulder after being stuck in the engine of a car (fourth photo). Her shoulder was completely dislocated (fifth photo) and she had a huge wound on her other leg. She was also showing neurologic deficits in her hind limbs. She was just a kitten, in a huge amount of pain.

Our veterinarian recommended amputation of her front limb that was dislocated. After her amputation, her quality of life increased dramatically. The rest of her limbs regained normal function and she became a happy, active kitten.

She has since been adopted and lives a perfectly normal, happy life on three legs. Thank you to the Petfinder Foundation for helping us provide her that opportunity.

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