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Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS): Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant Report

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The grant made it possible for Olivia Pope to find the loving placement she deserved in an adoptive home. Her adopter received follow-up vet care at PAWS, medications, and prescription food for her kidney health.

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Olivia Pope was found as a stray, entered the city shelter, and was then rescued by PAWS on Oct. 15, 2019. We estimated her to be around 10 years old.

While Olivia Pope was in our care, our veterinary team diagnosed her with kidney issues that could be managed but not cured, as well as a heart murmur and eye issues. With her medical concerns mounting, her foster parent, Kimberly, decided to commit to her for life, however long that would be. We performed an adoption to make it official, with no fee charged thanks to the Petfinder Foundation. We also provided Olivia Pope with three months of vet visits along with several needed medications and a prescription renal diet. 

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