CATS Cradle Shelter: Emergency Medical Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
This was an Emergency Medical Fund grand used to save the life of a cat who was completely blocked and in need of emergency surgery.
Without this grant, we would not have had the funds to save Soul's life. He had a $980.70 surgery at the emergency clinic (and that bill did not include the medications he needed once released). That is a large amount of money for a nonprofit rescue, and we were thrilled to be awarded this grant to help us get Soul well again so he can hopefully find a forever home.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Soul was brought into the emergency clinic to be euthanized because his owner did not want or have the funds to get him medical treatment. When Dr. S. saw what a nice young boy Soul was, he knew he would be adoptable if he could find a rescue to take over his care. That is when Dr. S. called CATS Cradle Shelter to see if we could rescue him from being euthanized. We have seen many urinary blockages treated successfully and had no issue taking him. That is when we applied for the Petfinder Foundation Emergency Medical Grant. Thanks to the Petfinder Foundation and this grant program, Soul is well on his way to making a full recovery and will be placed for adoption as soon as we can get him eating enough on his own to go into a home. Soul is a finicky boy and we are still trying to get him to adjust to his new food.