Mr. Grey's Strays, Inc.: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
All of the funds from the grant were used to help one cat, Bluebell. Her care required extensive medication and treatment. She came to our shelter with an infected, rotting tail. The cost for all of her care was $450, including $250 for spaying, so the entire grant was used to fund most of those costs. We ordinarily can get spaying done for much less, but because of COVID-19, some vets have closed and others have limited hours. We have had to pay much more than usual.
Without this grant, we would not have been able to save Bluebell. Because of the crisis, the vet's prices are higher and we would have had to turn her away from our organization.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Bluebell came to us with an infected, rotting tail with a terrible odor. The veterinarian wanted to amputate it. Our director, Joane Traber, thought it could be saved and wanted to try to save it. Joane peeled off the rotting skin and soaked the tail to remove any other dead skin. She also applied medication after seeing the vet. She had to do all of this several times, and Bluebell gradually got better and her tailed healed.
And Bluebell was adopted to a great family! They have sent us many updates since she was adopted. She is doing wonderfully!