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American Eskimo Rescue of St. Louis: Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant Report

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

The funds are being used for Lillian's medications -- she has liver/gallbladder disease. When we rescued Lillian, she would try to bite, and would yelp when picked up. We had her blood tested and her liver values were high, so we did an ultrasound. This showed the "sludge" in her gallbladder. So she is taking Gabapentin (for pain), Denamarin (for liver support), and Ursodial (for the gallbladder). And Lillian is on KD dog food to support her kidneys. Lillian is doing very well in her new home and she has a much better disposition, which helped her become adopted!

Lillian is 12 years old and she was turned in by her family. She was in bad shape and she tried to bite people. We figured something was wrong with her medically, so that's when we began to check her medical condition. This grant is helping Lillian with her medications and necessary tests (bloodwork, ultrasound) to make sure all her medications are working properly. Lillian feels better and she is much happier. And our group will cover Lillian's medications for the rest of her life thanks to the Petfinder Foundation grant. This made her more adoptable to the family, as they are on a fixed income. They really love her so much and we receive updates on a regular basis.

How many pets did this grant help?

One -- but it will cover Lillian's medications for the rest of her life.

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

Lillian, a 12- to 13-year-old senior “Reskie” from American Eskimo Rescue of St. Louis, was selected for this grant. Lillian was transferred from another shelter in St. Louis and was so scared and untrusting. Lillian did not like to be picked up, so we wondered if she was in pain. After conducting blood tests and an ultrasound, the doctor diagnosed Lillian with gallbladder/liver disease. So Lillian was prescribed medications to help her condition. Lillian’s medications cost about $150 per month. Since Lillian started the medications, she is doing better and has been adopted! Thank you to Jordan and Gary (pictured) for adopting Lillian! And thank you, Petfinder Foundation, for helping her. There are so many senior dogs needing homes, and this grant made it possible to get one more senior into a forever home.

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