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Kent Animal Shelter: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

The grant was an emergency medical grant for a 2-year-old Labrador mix named Khloe. Khloe need bilateral femoral head osteotomies. The procedure was performed on June 21, 2018. The surgeon's fee for services was $2,250 and additional hospitalization was $2,269.89. The procedure was a success and the dog is recovering nicely. The $1,000 will be utilized to help pay the medical expenses.

The grant helped Khloe walk again without pain. She suffered from severe hip dysplasia, resulting in dislocation of the hip joints. The surgical intervention involved removing the head of the femurs. Khloe was able to walk before the surgery, but with great difficulty and pain. She is recovering well and the surgeon's prognosis was an excellent one. Khloe was adopted by her foster mom and is doing quite well. The surgery would not have been possible without the help of the Petfinder Foundation.

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Khloe was transported by a rescue group that works with [an open-admission] shelter in Texas. When Khloe arrived, she was determined to have problems walking. Upon further evaluation, it was diagnosed that she suffered from severe hip dysplasia that caused dislocation of both hip joints. The only way to help Khloe walk again without pain was orthopedic surgery. Khloe is a great dog and deserved a great life. She found that life with her foster family who, after the surgery, adopted her. Khloe is recuperating and progressing well.

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