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Town and Country Humane Society: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

This $1,000 grant helped us treat a trauma injury to the mandible and salivary gland of a wonderful silver Lab named Bullet. Bullet was surrendered to one of our partner rescues in Iowa for running away from home. He had been tied outside for quite some time.

Despite this horrible treatment, Bullet is a gentle, sweet, and loving dog who only wants to be close to humans. We call him our diamond in the rough. He was so skinny and sick when we got him, but now he can shine like the rare gem he is.

How many pets did this grant help?

One: Bullet

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

Bullet came to us with an injury to his face and a tumor on his side. We had the lump on his side excised first and the growth tested as a mast cell tumor. The mast cell tumor was fully removed but it will, mostly likely, return. However, its progression can be slowed down with antihistamines.

The facial injury was draining fluid into Bullet’s neck, causing impairment of his trachea, and had to be treated for his safety and comfort. He’s had his second surgery and is now home resting comfortably.

Specialists concluded that he had experienced trauma to his face, damaging a salivary gland that just continually drained and eventually caused the impairment to his airway. We had specialists do facial surgery and correct that issue.

We have used your kind grant of $1,000 to offset those expenses, which were more than $4,000. And the very best news is that Bullet’s foster family is going to adopt him! Thank you for helping us get to this happy ending for this special boy.

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