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Outcast Rescue: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

This Emergency Medical Grant was used for Samantha's emergency hospital care and amputation surgery.

This grant helped us to cover some of the hospital expenses accrued during Samantha's hospital stay.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Samantha’s story is one that is just shy of a miracle. Samantha, who is an approximately 1-year-old Jack Russell Terrier, was struck by a train in front of her owners. Her injuries were too much for them to handle and they surrendered her to a high[-intake] shelter. Outcast Rescue saved her and immediately brought her to the hospital, where she was treated for her injuries. She had her front leg amputated as it was too damaged to fix. Samantha then went into foster care, where she recovered.

Now here is where yet another miracle happened. A few weeks after surgery, Samantha’s body started changing. Because she couldn’t undergo anesthesia for several weeks after having her leg removed, her spay was delayed. With Samantha’s ever-growing midsection, she was seen by our vet for an ultrasound. Samantha was indeed pregnant — and more than halfway through. This past Monday, after undergoing an emergency C-section, she welcomed two baby boys: Sebastian and Stanley. Samantha was also spayed during her C-section. Samantha has an adoptive home that is patiently waiting for her once she has finished nursing her babies.

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