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Town of Farmville: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

This grant was used to assist in paying for the medical care for Thora, a female pit mix. Thora was seized in a felony animal-cruelty case back in July of 2020 with severe burns on her back and an infection that would have caused her to go septic within a few days. Thora was immediately taken to Points East vet in Wilson, NC, for treatment.

As an animal control officer for Farmville PD, my daily goal is to ensure the health and well-being of any animal in my jurisdiction. Upon hearing about Thora, I knew that immediate action was necessary. Having this grant enabled us to pay for the necessary medical treatment without our general fund for our shelter animals being affected.

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Thora is a now 1-year-old pit mix who was seized in a felony animal-cruelty case in July of 2020. Thora had a significant burn on her back, likely as a result of a chemical or thermal burn. The burn was not treated in a timely manner by her owner, resulting in an infection that likely would have resulted in sepsis and death in a matter of days. The infected area could be smelled from several feet away, and had maggots in it. Thora spent a night at the emergency vet receiving treatment and was later placed with one of our officers in foster care. That officer has fallen in love with her and plans to permanently adopt her at the conclusion of this case.

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