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Franklin County Humane Society/Paws for Life NC: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

Mayzie's knee surgery

We will be forever grateful for the support from the Petfinder Foundation. With your support, we were able to help pay Mayzie’s medical bill and continue our mission of saving more animals in need.

How many pets did this grant help?

One pet: Mayzie

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It was obvious that Mayzie had had a rough start in life. She was physically abused, with broken bones and a displaced kneecap. She was found on the side of the road and picked up by local Animal Control. With few resources, the local animal shelter reached out to us here at Paws For Life for help. We knew we could not let Mayzie suffer, so we took her into one of our loving foster homes. She had her RidgeStop™ patella luxation repair surgery with extensive recovery. Within the next week or so, she will have a debridement and possibly surgery on the other side.

Here are notes from Dr. Hummel from Mayzie’s last visit:

“Saw Mayzie on Tuesday and wanted to touch base. She is moving and can use the leg. I think the swelling is less and the inflammation is less, but there is a gait abnormality. Whether that is due to the long-term problems she had before you got her and it is just how she is, I am not totally sure. There is a mild amount of inflammation and crepitus and some scar tissue.

“I think our options are to continue to give a her little more time or to consider opening up the joint and debriding to see if we can get her more functional on the leg. Like I said, I am unsure if this is just her based on her having this issue since she was young and she feels good, or if opening it up would make a difference.”

We are continuing to care for Mayzie with another surgery in the future! She is obviously not yet adopted but is looking forward to finding her future home in 2021.

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