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Animal Aid of Branch County: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

This money was used to help pay the medical expenses for Keely, an abandoned pup who came to us last summer suffering from general neglect and an old untreated injury to her foot that was so infected, amputation of that leg was required. She made a great recovery and has been adopted by the teacher of a special-education classroom.

The truly wonderful thing about this grant is the ripple effect that it has on our ability to help other pets. Because of the support of the Petfinder Foundation for this case, we were able to use our limited funds to help other pets that came into our care. It is our hope that these ripples will reflect back to the Foundation, and that as people see how Keely was assisted and become more aware of the Petfinder Foundation, they will donate so that you may help others like her.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

This particular grant assisted Keely, a pup who was pushed out a car window, along with three siblings and an unrelated adult dog, along a country road. All suffered from general neglect, poor nutrition, fleas, skin irritations, etc., but Keely had a severely infected foot with an old, rotting injury that necessitated amputation of the leg to prevent the spread of infection and save her life. She made a great recovery and has been adopted by a special-education teacher who is hoping that in the future Keely can be used as a role model for anyone dealing with disabilities. In Keely’s mind, she has no disability, so she is an encouraging example for anyone who meets her.

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