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Friends of Michigan Animals Rescue: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

Oui Lee, an injured Chihuahua who had an older fracture that had to be repaired. The total cost of surgery was $1,874.74.

Friends of Michigan Animals Rescue (FMAR) is a no-kill, nonprofit shelter in Belleville, MI. We are state-licensed but not state- or government-funded. FMAR raises every dollar to support the shelter and for the care of our shelter dogs and cats. Major surgeries are less common and are usually over our budget. The Emergency Medical Grant helped tremendously by covering over half the cost of Oui Lee's orthopedic surgery.

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Oui Lee (lovingly nicknamed Wheels) came to our shelter in July of 2017. He was originally a rescue dog from Atlanta, GA. When he was approximately 4 months old, he was caught in the wheel of a wheelchair, which fractured his right rear leg. He was treated in Georgia; however, once he was transferred to us, we were aware that something was not right. We had him evaluated by our orthopedic surgeon, who found that surgery was necessary but could not be completed until Oui Lee was at least one year of age. Wheels stayed at our shelter until ready for surgery, which was done in October of 2017. He had a medial collateral ligament repair, a tibial tuberosity transposition, and patella luxation. He had physical therapy and water therapy for six weeks after surgery to improve movement and muscle tone. It has been three months since his surgery and he is doing wonderful; the vet expects him to make a full recovery as long as he is walked daily to keep that leg mobile and improving.

Oui Lee was adopted by a retired woman who walks/runs daily and was a perfect match for Wheels. Thank you again, Petfinder Foundation, for your support of shelter dogs and cats!

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