Tender Loving Cats, Inc.: Emergency Medical Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The money was used for veterinary care and medicine to treat Luis' eye condition.
Thanks to the Petfinder Foundation grant, we were able to help Luis receive the appropriate medical care to become adoptable with his sister Louise and find their forever home.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Luis and his sister Louise were found outside by a young man, but he was unable to care for them and found our rescue to take them in on April 19, 2018. They were only 8 months old. Luis clearly has some Siamese in his background, as he has the classic wedge-shaped head and the coat color and blue eyes of a Siamese. Luis was fortunate to come to our rescue, as he was born with eyelid agenesis, a congenital defect of the upper and lower eyelid, and required surgery to correct it and make him more comfortable and able to see.
The surgery was successful! But after the surgery he was diagnosed with a rare bacterial infection called clostridium. Thankfully, after being treated, Luis and his sister were feeling better and were ready to take the trip to Newtown, PA, where they found their furrever home — together! It cost us over $1,300 to provide these two kittens the medical care they needed. The Petfinder Foundation grant was used to help defray the cost of Luis and Louise’s medical care.