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Make A Friend In Animals (MAFIA): Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

To pay for after-hours emergency vet clinic care for venomous snake bite to a canine.

It allowed us to carry on with regular expenses for all the pets in our care without hardship.

How many pets did this grant help?

28 in addition to the patient

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

Jackie suffered from a copperhead snake bite and was rushed, after hours, to the emergency veterinary hospital in July 2016. At the clinic it was confirmed through blood tests that she had been bitten. The options for treatment where a very expensive anti-venom or a more conservative blood transfusion. It was suggested to try the blood transfusion first, which proved successful. The following morning we transported Jackie to our regular veterinarian, who has expertise in snake bites, for a physical exam. After the exam, Jackie was released with 10 days of antibiotics. Jackie is fully recovered from the incident and never speaks of it! Meet Jackie:

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