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Connor and Millie's Dog Rescue: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

The grant money was used for emergency surgery for our foster dog Dotty. She had an eye removed and the socket became infected. She required two additional surgeries and intensive medical care at the vet hospital.

Dotty has fully healed and recovered from this surgery and has been adopted into a loving home.

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Dotty was one of three dogs rescued from a hoarding situation. She was emaciated, dirty, and blind when Connor and Millie’s Dog Rescue obtained possession of her. Our vet discovered that she was diabetic and she was started on a proper diet and insulin injections. She went into foster care and was nursed back to health. Unexpectedly, one of Dotty’s eyes developed a corneal ulcer and had to be removed. After the surgery, the socket became infected. The infection quickly spread throughout her entire face and she required two additional surgeries to clean out the infection and remove the infected tissue. She was extremely sick for two weeks, requiring IV antibiotics and constant care at the veterinary hospital. She was finally released back to her foster home, where she continued to heal.

Her vet bills were over $4,000. Thanks to the grant we received from the Petfinder Foundation, we were able to pay off a good portion of those bills. Dotty is now happy and healthy and has been adopted into a loving home that can accommodate her diabetes and her blindness.

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