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Friends For Life: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

Through this grant from the Petfinder Foundation, we were able to provide Haley with the emergent-eye enucleation surgery that she needed following a dog attack over a french fry.

This grant saved Haley's life. Her owner was not able to pay for the surgery and considered euthanasia. In a heart-wrenching decision, the owners surrendered Haley to Friends For Life for a second chance at life. Today, Haley (renamed Tuna) lives in a new home with a yellow Lab whom she adores.

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

This is a from Haley’s recent adopter: “It’s been about three weeks since I took Tuna (f.k.a. Haley) home. I want to say thank you to you and the FFL staff, volunteers, and donors. FFL chose to give a partially blind, fully deaf, senior dog a second chance at life through surgery. Not everyone would make that decision. I am so grateful you did. And I am doubly grateful to your behavioral-therapy team for teaching me how to communicate with Tuna. Tuna is such a gift. She is loving, hilarious, and a pro at finding squishy spots in the house for naps with her older brother (who is smitten and happily adjusting to his new shadow). Thank you for all that you for dogs like Tuna and for the people who are lucky enough to love them.”

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