Animal Aid of Tulsa: Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
Animal Aid received the Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant for Magi, a terrier mix. We utilized the funds provided to cover Magi’s adoption fee, spay surgery, and microchipping. We are providing heartworm- and flea-prevention treatment and routine vaccines for four years. It also helped cover a cataract-removal procedure.
This grant helped make one of our senior dogs more adoptable by sponsoring the cost of her care. Additionally, the grant made it possible for Magi to have cataract-removal surgery.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Magi came to Animal Aid of Tulsa after a concerned citizen saw her beside a busy road with a large tumor on her leg. The tumor was so large that it took two surgeries to remove it. Luckily, a biopsy showed that it was benign. However, we found out that Magi had large cataracts and was also completely deaf.
As a senior, Magi was already considered “less adoptable,” but being deaf and blind added another layer of difficulty. She was timid and hesitant to interact with people.
Since her cataracts were removed, Magi has been doing better and seems to be enjoying life more! She is more trusting and bonding more with her foster. In fact, though it’s not official yet, it sounds like Magi’s foster has fallen in love with her and will be adopting her!
Thanks to the Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant, Magi’s foster knew she would have financial help to cover the increasing medical expenses of a senior dog. This is giving her the assurance that she can provide the best care for Magi.