The Petfinder Foundation’s Emergency Medical Grant award was applied towards Ruthie’s surgeries on her legs. Her medical-care costs were estimated to be $2,500, which included multiple surgeries and follow-up care.
Through generous donations and the Petfinder Foundation grant, we were able to afford the medical care necessary to get Ruthie healthy again.
Ruthie came to us as a pull from a nearby municipal shelter in Detroit, where a good Samaritan turned her in after finding her alone, emaciated, and with two broken rear legs. Once Ruthie was released from her initial surgery, she went into a short-term foster with a volunteer of ours who frequently fosters for us. Not long after, a more permanent foster family inquired about her. Ruthie’s sweet and playful puppy antics seemed to immediately win over the family and their dog. After a few more follow-up appointments and positive recovery progress with the vet, Ruthie’s foster family “failed” and wanted to adopt her, making her a permanent family member. Despite all the pain Ruthie endured, she has shown to be a resilient, loving, happy puppy who got the happily ever after she deserves.