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3rd Coast Labrador Retriever Rescue: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

Surgery to repair Louis' fractured ulna and radius (plate and screws placed in his front right leg)

We often take in the "underdog," which means extensive veterinary care outside of the normal spay/neuter, vaccines, heartworm testing and microchipping. Without grants like the Petfinder Foundation's, we wouldn't be able to continuously take in these underdogs.

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Louis was found in Detroit in an abandoned building with three other dogs. It is suspected that he jumped out of a window, injuring two of his legs — one severely. Detroit Animal Control picked Louis up and released him to 3rd Coast Labrador Rescue. We took him for immediate veterinary care. He had surgery to place a plate and screws in his leg and is currently in foster care recovering. Louis has not yet been adopted. He was just placed in a cast, which will be replaced in a couple of weeks. We expect that he will have x-rays in about six to eight weeks to confirm that the bone has healed as expected, at which point he will be placed up for adoption.

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