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Boone County Animal Care: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

The grant was used for the urgent medical care of an FIV-positive cat. The funds were used for laser treatment of an open neck wound, to remove a huge ear polyp and bullet, and to treat a severe ear infection.

The grant contributed to the medical costs for one cat who needed weekly treatments for a severe, open neck wound. This made funds available to help other cats, particularly a large colony of sick cats taken in by the organization earlier in the year.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Jeff was found as a stray in a rural Missouri community, and his caretakers noticed a neck injury that just wasn’t healing after at least six months. They contacted Boone County Animal Care for help, and it was originally thought that Jeff had an old bite wound that had abscessed. However, it was soon discovered that this sweet 4- to 5-year-old, FIV-positive brown tabby had a severe ear infection, a huge ear polyp, a bullet lodged in his ear canal, and a large open neck wound. The polyp, bullet, and his remaining rotten teeth were extracted. The ear infection was treated with antibiotics and Jeff underwent a series of laser treatments to expedite healing of the open neck wound.

Jeff’s ear infection cleared up and his neck wound healed completely. This sweet, affectionate, social kitty is just a big old teddy bear, and he even comes when called! He wins the hearts of all who meet him, so it’s not surprising that this lovable fellow was adopted in a short time. He now has a family to call his very own, including a human brother who always wanted a kitty named Jeff!

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