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Paws of Hope: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

The $1,000 Emergency Medical Grant was used to offset the $4,469.32 in medical costs for Foster. The medical costs included a very complicated surgery (to correct his broken pelvis and dislocated femur) by a specialist.

The $1,000 Emergency Medical Grant helped Paws of Hope SAVE FOSTER'S LIFE! Paws of Hope is a small, all-volunteer animal-rescue group, so $4,469.32 is a major expense for us.

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The $1,000 Emergency Medical Grant helped Paws of Hope SAVE FOSTER’S LIFE! Foster was abandoned and left in a box in a vacant lot, all alone, cold, thirsty, hungry, and in extreme pain from being INJURED! FOSTER WAS ALL ALONE! On Oct. 18, 2018, Foster was found and taken to the veterinarian for an exam. Foster had a broken pelvis and dislocated femur, most likely from a car hitting him. On Oct. 23, Foster had a complicated surgery to treat his injuries. The next day, Foster went into a foster home to recover from his injuries and surgery.

On Dec. 13, Foster had a good follow-up visit with the specialist. On Feb. 16, 2019, he was ADOPTED!

If Paws of Hope had not moved forward with the surgery in a timely manner to repair the damage that he’d sustained, Foster’s chances of survival would have been slim to none. Today, Foster is alive and thriving because Paws of Hope cared and gave him a second chance.

This video shows Foster’s journey prior to his adoption.

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