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City of Elderly Love: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

This grant was used to provide a senior dog with amputation surgery for a severely broken front leg.

This grant has helped us free up funds in our veterinary care fund, allowing us to rescue additional at-risk senior pets at Philadelphia's animal control shelter.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

This grant helped Bridgette, an older pit-bull mix who was rescued from Philadelphia’s animal control shelter, where she was surrendered with a severely broken leg. Thanks to the grant, she received amputation surgery, which has provided her much-needed relief from chronic pain. Bridgette was shy and scared the first couple of weeks in her new foster home due to the amount of pain she had been experiencing for so long. Now that she’s recovered from surgery and is no longer in pain, she’s opening up, beginning to play, and is finally able to get back to just being a dog. She’ll soon be spayed and will begin the hunt for her forever home!

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