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Delta Animal Shelter: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

The grant was used for surgery on one of our cats, Wish. He needed an ear ablation and bullae osteotomy procedure, which removed the entire ear canal along with the lining of the bullae.

This grant helped us get Wish the surgery he needed for the growth in his ear. We wouldn't have been able to afford this procedure if not for this grant.

How many pets did this grant help?

One cat, Wish.

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

Wish came to us as a stray in December of 2016. After his stray hold was completed, he was neutered and put up for adoption. He was adopted in February of 2017 and went to a very loving home. We were contacted by his adopter in December 2017 and told that he had a growth in his ear. The adopter could not afford to bring Wish to the vet for care. He was surrendered back to us and we had our vet check on the ear. She removed what she could of the growth. Unfortunately, it started growing back. After further testing, it was decided that he would need more extensive surgery — a surgery that could not be done locally. We were referred to Dr. Allen Dunbar at Packerland Veterinary Center in Green Bay. Because this was going to be an expensive surgery, we filled out the application for grant support from the Petfinder Foundation. Thankfully, our application was accepted and we immediately scheduled Wish for surgery. Wish had his surgery on Feb. 23, 2018. He then went into foster care while he recovered from this extensive surgery. When he was medically released, we put him up for adoption. He was adopted on March 22, 2018. Wish is doing fantastic in his new home and getting all the love and cuddles he could ever ask for. Thank you, Petfinder Foundation for this amazing grant!!

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