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Texas Humane Heroes: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

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

The funding was used to continue our efforts to rescue animals from across the state of Texas. Every week we rescue dozens of dogs and cats from shelters forced to euthanize for space. Because of the funding from the Petfinder Foundation, we are able to continue this important work. We used the funding to rescue more animals, including high-medical-needs animals such as Molly, a deaf and partially blind dog.

This grant made it possible for us to rescue, care for, medically treat, prepare for adoption, place in foster care, and adopt out dogs and cats in need.

How many pets did this grant help?

In May, 406 animals were rescued and 333 animals were adopted out.

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

Trixie (first five photos) was rescued from Palm Valley Animal Shelter. We were notified via Twitter that she was in need of rescue and had a broken leg that she did not put weight on. We rescued Trixie and had her evaluated by a veterinary team. It was determined that her leg needed to be removed to give her the best quality of life.

After her surgery, she spent time recovering in foster care with a team member at Texas Humane Heroes. She quickly recovered and learned how to walk without her fourth leg. After four weeks of foster care and recovery, Trixie was put up for adoption … and found her forever home within the first three days she was on the adoption floor (fifth photo)!

We are so proud of Trixie’s success and her happiness. Because of grants like this one from the Petfinder Foundation, Texas Humane Heroes is able to continue to save the lives of animals like Trixie with severe medical conditions, heal them, care for them, and place them in their forever homes.

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