Angel's Rest Animal Society: Emergency Medical Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The $1,000 Emergency Medical Grant was used for the bilateral enucleation of Stevie's eyes, which had atrophied and were causing discomfort. Originally, an extension was requested due to the fact that his eyes were being treated medically to see if they would respond to medications. Unfortunately, they did not and, as such, the surgery ensued with great results.
Angel's Rest is a hospice facility that specifically seeks out animals who are first in line for euthanasia due to advanced age, disabilities, end-stage diseases and severe bite histories. This grant helped one of the elderly cats with a disability who was in constant pain get a much-needed surgery.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Stevie came to Angel’s Rest from an Ohio [open-intake] shelter. Due to his age and his eye condition, Stevie was slated for euthanasia. Upon arrival, Stevie was assessed and it was determined that his eyes needed to be removed as they had atrophied beyond repair. His doctor, however, tried to save one of the eyes, as he believed Stevie could see some shadows. Stevie was treated medically for about three months. At the end of that period, it was determined that Stevie’s eyes had not improved and, thus, removal was needed. Stevie has bonded with Tucky, an older dog who is paralyzed due to degenerative myelopathy, and the two have become inseparable. You can see them napping together in the third photo. Stevie has not yet been adopted. You can meet Stevie here.