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Creatures By Theresa: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

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

The grant money was used for surgery for tumor removal and spaying of Riley the rabbit. The Petfinder Foundation gave us more than we ended up needing, so we used the extra funds to neuter another rabbit, Andre (third and fourth photos). He has since found a home.

It helped us pay the veterinarian bills for RIley's spay and tumor removals and we had enough left over to pay for a neuter for Andre to get him a great home. By having the money for these surgeries, we were able to pay for them in full at the time of surgery and did not have to worry about having an unpaid bill with the vet and making payments as we raised money or used other funds for animal care or food.

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Riley (first and second photos) had been released to us by a kind lady who caught her after seeing her running around, loose and abandoned. No one claimed her. The lady housed her and cared for her until she found our rescue. Once Riley was in our care, we noticed all these lumps on her belly and we had her checked out at her health exam.

Dr. B. suggested we get her in for surgery and have her spayed, with hopes of reducing some of the lumps by taking away the estrogen. And she would remove the biggest lumps surgically. After surgery, the lumps were sent off for analysis. Riley had an aggressive cancer which was spreading through her mammary glands, so we were in for more surgeries and care.

Riley is still with us today, in our shelter and lump-free. She hasn’t been adopted yet, but she is enjoying her free time with Teagan, a neutered male lionhead mix.

We thank the Petfinder Foundation for the opportunity to help us with the costs and with saving her life.

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