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 money was used for Lillian, whom we rescued as a senior and who was quite sick with liver disease.
This grant helped Lillian stay on her medication, as it covered medications, vet visits, and an ultrasound. With this grant, we were able to do bloodwork and other tests to make sure she was not getting any worse. Lillian continues to do very well in her adoptive home. She is a happy and healthy 13- to 14-year-old American Eskimo dog.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Lillian was rescued from the Humane Society of Missouri. They released her because she was “nippy.” When we rescued her, we took her to the vet and checked her blood and urine. Based on those results, we did an ultrasound that showed that Lillian had gallbladder disease and may have been having “mini” gallbladder attacks, which caused her pain. Since she is now on the appropriate medications, she has improved so much, is not in any pain, and is not nipping! She was doing great and was ready for her new home. In order to get her adopted, we were able to tell the new parents that we could cover her medications and vet visits for the next three years. Twelve months at $150 per month is $1,800. The $1,000 grant helped us with this adoption and gave Lillian the chance to go into a new home and not have to remain in our rescue group. Lillian deserved a forever, loving home!
Lillian was adopted by a family that was used to the American Eskimo dog, as Lillian could be a little snappy, but that was probably because when we got her, she was in a lot of pain. We could not even pick her up, she was so painful. Not any longer! With the help of this grant, we were able to get a complete diagnosis and continued medications for Lillian.