Pets Alive: Emergency Medical Grant

What was the money or product used for?

The Emergency Medical Grant was used to pay for emergency surgery on a stray cat who had been hit by a car and had a severely injured leg.

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

The grant enabled us to give Daryl the emergency leg amputation he needed after being hit by a car. A bone was protruding from his hind leg and he was in a lot of pain. The leg could not be saved.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Bad luck turned to good luck for Daryl when a good Samaritan came upon the 2-year-old, long-haired cat and brought him to us on Jan. 30, 2018. Daryl, a stray cat, had been hit by a car and was badly injured. A bone was protruding from his hind leg and he was in a lot of pain. When we saw the extent of his injury, Daryl was immediately admitted to the veterinary hospital. Sadly, diagnostics revealed that he had a compound fracture. The best course of action for Daryl to have any qualify of life without pain would be to amputate his leg. Preparatory bloodwork was drawn and a brave Daryl was prepared for surgery. Post-surgery, Daryl came back to our shelter to recover as he awaited his forever home. His enthusiasm for his newfound friends — both feline and human — and his determination to not let this slow him down, enabled him to recover. Before long, he was learning how to navigate with three legs and quickly became a staff and volunteer favorite.

His friendly and loving nature soon captured the heart of a family, and on March 10, 2018, Daryl went to his forever home. The adopter recently told us, β€œHe loves to play with his toys and could be a soccer player – even with just three legs! He enjoys a nightly belly rub when I get home from work. He adjusted very quickly to his new home and my grandchildren love to come visit him. He sends his love to you for taking such good care of him at Pets Alive!”

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