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Senior Hearts Rescue and Renewal: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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


This grant enabled this senior dog to get a much-needed and very complicated surgery. By having this surgery completed, this dog was able to be available for adoption and he got adopted.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Bobo is a small senior terrier mix who came to us from a West Virginia shelter after he had been surrendered by his owner. He was incredibly medically neglected. He was missing half of his fur. He was underweight. He had a mouth full of rotten and painful teeth. He had an enormous mass on his chest. He also had a mass on his leg which turned out to be a mast-cell tumor.

Our organization did significant medical care prior to his surgery, including bloodwork and more. The Petfinder Foundation grant funded a portion of Bobo’s surgery. He had a chest-mass removal, mast-cell tumor removal, and a major dental surgery.

Once Bobo healed from his surgery and was fully medically renewed, he was placed for adoption. He found an amazing family where he is the center of attention as the “only child” in the home. He has a high quality of life, enjoying long walks as well as nonstop attention from his parents (third photo).

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