Feline Friends of Ruff Love Rescue: Emergency Medical Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
Kermit's medical bill would have been a large, unexpected amount that would have been difficult for our small group to cover. We are so grateful to have received the grant and been able to cover his hospital stay at Thomasville Emergency Vet.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
A volunteer stopped at a woman’s house that had more than 30 kittens in the yard. The majority of them were ill with flea infestations and upper-respiratory infections. If left untreated, these infections can lead to painful and disturbing injuries, just as poor Kermit experienced. Our volunteer scooped up the three most urgent cases and feared they would not survive the ride to the vet. Two of the kittens taken from the home passed away at the vet. Kermit is the sole survivor.
Kermit received around-the-clock care and intense antibiotics. Once he was released from the emergency vet about two weeks later, he went into his foster home. Kermit stopped eating about three days after his release and it was determined that his injured eye was causing pain. The vet wanted to delay the eye removal if possible to let his weakened body heal more. However, surgery was needed ASAP. He was put on pain meds and began eating, and surgery was scheduled for his neuter and eye removal.
Kermit came through surgery wonderfully and has flourished in his foster home. He is one of the most affectionate cats his foster family has ever seen. Kermit sleeps on his foster mom every night and purrs constantly. He gets along wonderfully with other animals and will make the purrfect addition to a forever family. Meet him: www.petfinder.com/petdetail/42398006