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The Broome County Humane Society & Relief Association: Comfort Zone Operation Grant Report

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

Money was used for a heating blanket designed to maintain animal’s body temperature during surgery.

The heating blanket assists in maintaining stable condition of animals during surgical procedures.

How many pets did this grant help?

This grant has assisted in helping over 100 animals to date with surgical procedures.

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

Baby, a 10 month old Chihuahua, was in labor and in trouble, when we rescued her. She had been in labor over 14 hours and was failing. Fortunately we had a vet onsite preparing for our shelter spays/neuters. She was able to do an emergency c-section and found that Baby’s first pup was stuck and had died in the birth canal, blocking the passage for all others and putting her in septic shock. Infection had set in. The blanket was used to maintain her vitals during a prolonged C-section. Without the blanket maintaining Baby’s body temperature, she may not have made it.

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