Outcast Rescue: Emergency Medical Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
Funding was used for a dog named Olaf who was struck by a car and left to die on someone's lawn. Olaf had several thousands of dollars in treatments and testing, including a CT scan and an MRI.
This grant enabled us to do testing that we otherwise would have struggled to afford.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Olaf was found on a lawn after being struck by a car and left to die. Outcast Rescue helped him get out of the shelter and to the hospital for much-needed treatment. Olaf had more than 10 fractures in his skull, some being displaced and actively bleeding, as well as a dislocated leg. Olaf underwent extensive treatment, including the placement of a feeding tube. After three weeks of no improvement, an MRI was performed where the results were devastating: Olaf’s brain and spinal cord had severe swelling and hydrocephalus. After consulting with our team of veterinarians, it was decided the kindest thing to do was to humanely euthanize him. We were all by his side and are beyond heartbroken over the outcome.