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Lake Norman Humane: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

The Emergency Medical Grant for Bud was used for the amputation of his left forelimb. His total surgery cost $2,600 so the emergency grant covered almost half.

Without this grant, Lake Norman Humane would not have been able to provide the emergency care Bud needed for the injuries he sustained. Obtaining this grant allowed us to give Bud a second chance and lead him to his now forever home.

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Bud was surrendered to a local animal control after his front paw was run over by a lawnmower. Two of the bones were severed and the other was crushed. His owners were unable to provide care for him; Animal Control did everything it could but didn’t have the resources to continue care for the sweet boy and was going to euthanize him. We were able to pull Bud into our program 30 minutes before he was schedule to be euthanized. His wound was over two weeks old and was already pretty nasty to begin with. Bud was immediately transferred to an emergency hospital and then transferred to a boarded surgeon. Due to the severity of his injury, it was found to be in his best interest to amputate his forelimb. He was also found to be heartworm-positive, which made his anesthesia more risky. Despite all that he has been through he has such a loving and forgiving soul. Bud has recovered remarkably well from his amputation and heartworm treatment and was adopted at the beginning of June by his foster family.

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