Pug Rescue of Austin: Emergency Medical Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The large cost of Maple's emergency surgery was covered, in part, by your grant. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. And Maple thanks you, too! Maple is a senior pug, and seniors are often harder to raise money for from the public's donations. This grant was a lifesaver -- literally.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Maple was a stray from a shelter in El Paso. Upon our rescuing her, she looked to be about 12 to 13 years old. She was in really bad shape. She came in with foul-smelling urine and an obvious bladder infection. We quickly discovered that she had an enormous stone in her bladder. This type of stone can result from long-term untreated urinary-tract infections. Stones like this can be building for years. The removal of this stone was an absolute emergency! Maple is yet to be adopted, but is in a loving foster home until then. We love our dear Maple so much here at Pug Rescue of Austin. She even made it on a local news station (this was after the surgery that this grant helped us afford for her). Meet Maple.