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Paws for Life Rescue: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

Grant funds were used for our kitten Phossy, who underwent lifesaving surgery to amputate her shattered leg and to correct the bite trauma to her face.

This grant enabled Paws for Life to afford special lifesaving veterinary care for Phossy in order for her to become adoptable. Financial support like this grant allows us to save more lives and provide needed medical care for homeless pets awaiting adoption.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

In July, Phossy came to Paws for Life after she managed to find her way into a trap and was taken to Animal Control. After some x-rays to determine the cause of her limping, we found that she had a shattered leg that needed to be amputated, as well as nose and lip trauma. Phossy’s leg amputation surgery went really well and she’s doing just fine. She has been happier and more mobile without her shattered leg. Her nose cartilage was destroyed due to a previous bad injury and her nasal passage had healed poorly, closing off the airway on one side. For a period of time, she had a stent placed in, and then surgery was done to repair the area (it may need more correction). She struggled with a very bad URI for a while but recovered. Although her foster mom had fostered dozens of cats and kittens before with Paws for Life, Phossy had a special place in her heart from the moment she came to her. After seeing Phossy through several rounds of antibiotics, an amputation, two nasal surgeries to reconstruct her nose, and lots of socialization, her foster mom realized she would never be leaving, and today Phossy enjoys her life at home socializing other kittens. She has been renamed Shrimp.

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