Sullivan County Humane Society: Emergency Medical Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The money was used to amputate the left front leg of a kitten who had been surrendered to the shelter.
This grant helped our organization by allowing us to provide the medical care this kitten so desperately needed. Scamper was in pain every day because of the crush injury to her leg. Being an all-volunteer run non-profit, it is sometimes very difficult to raise funds for emergency surgeries like Scamper's.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Scamper was surrendered with her mom when she was just a baby, with a crushed front leg. She saw an orthopedic veterinarian, who said that her right leg had two issues: The leg was broken in the upper portion, causing it to twist in, and her paw had a crush injury. It appeared that, although possibly just an accident (we are not claiming abuse), she was most likely stepped on. We were shocked as he was examining it — her right paw had some fur on it but also looked to be heavily scabbed over. During the exam, the vet was able to slip the scab off — it was like a glove over her little paw, with a lot of puss under it. Her paw had no paw pad and she only had two of her toes left. It was determined that the best option was to amputate her leg due to the day-to-day pain she was experiencing.
Scamper received the surgery thanks to the Petfinder Foundation. Though it was a few months of recovery and many new challenges, Scamper has recovered wonderfully. Scamper, now known as Peg, has been adopted to her forever home and her new mom says that she is now the fastest cat in the house. She is a joy to have around and she loves all of her new brothers and sisters, one of whom has cerebellar hyperplasia and is as special as Peg. Peg’s new mom cannot thank the Petfinder Foundation enough, as she is a very special girl.