Paws Unite People Inc: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
Covid relief towards food and vet bills.
We were able to keep animals on the diet they were accustomed to.
How many pets did this grant help?
56 cats and 12 dogs
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Jelly has myasthenia gravis [a neuromuscular disease that causes muscle weakness] and megaesophagus. His meds and food are $500 a month. The grant funds went towards his care. He is still up for adoption. He is an 11-year-old border terrier.
From Facebook, March 24: “Jelly moved to a foster home yesterday. We finally got his immune issues under control and he was ready to move to a home environment so we can sort out what is the best fur-ever fit for him.
“If you do not remember Jelly, he is our owner-surrender case that has megaesophagus and an underlying immune condition that has yet to be figured out. The owner had him for almost three years. They adopted him from Taiwan. Jelly started to growl and had open sores all over, and the owner did not feel they could handle him. We knew it was a medical issue, so we took him in to get Jelly the help he needed.
“He had the surgery to help with the megaesophagus in Taiwan, so he does not need a bailey chair; he just eats from an elevated bowl. We have him on immune-boosting supplements and all of his lesions are gone, he is walking great now, and his hair all came back. Most labwork we did has come back inconclusive.
“Once the mandatory quarantine in New York is over, we are going to look into having a specialist run some diagnostic testing — but it’s not a rush, since he is feeling fabulous and the symptoms are under control. We have had zero growling and he has been nothing but a happy lover now that he is feeling better.
“We think Jelly is settling in to his foster home well — that couch (first photo) looks super-comfy.”