Helotes Humane Society: Emergency Medical Grant

What was the money or product used for?

The grant award was used to pay for the medical care of foster cat Maple, who required a surgical amputation.

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

By performing this important surgery, the veterinarians were able to relieve Maple’s pain and thus make her adoptable.

How many pets did this grant help?

One cat, Maple (renamed Gypsy)

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

Gypsy is a beautiful 6-month-old long-haired calico. She was brought to us because her owners could not afford the care she needed. You see, she was found as a small kitten with a terrible injury. One of her rear feet was missing and the other one was partially gone. The finders kept her as long as they could but realized she needed more care than they could give her. While she was in our care, the veterinarian said Gypsy needed part of her leg amputated to relieve her pain.

Thanks to a generous Emergency Medical Grant from the Petfinder Foundation, we were able to get her the surgery she desperately needed. She recovered in a foster home, where she received wonderful care. She uses the litter box fine and doesn’t let her disability hamper her life. She loves lying around and getting lots of love and affection.

Gypsy was adopted immediately after we posted her story on social media. Her new family saw the post about her surgery and commented on it. They filled out the application the next day and picked her up two days later!

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