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Operation Pets Alive: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

The money was used to treat injuries on Bruno, who required wound care and a femoral head osteotomy.

The money helped OPA provide medical care to an injured dog who was pulled from a local animal shelter. Bruno would not have received care if OPA had not assisted, and a grant from the Petfinder Foundation was a huge help! Treatment helped Bruno walk and be pain-free.

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

When Bruno came to the Conroe Animal Shelter, it was suspected that he had been hit by a car and/or had a possible gunshot wound. Even injured and in pain, he was described by staff as a sweetie.

OPA was grateful to receive an Emergency Medical Grant from the Petfinder Foundation to help cover some of Bruno’s medical care, which included cleaning wounds on his stomach and testicles, neutering him, and fixing his broken femur.

Bruno didn’t know how to play (he had no idea what to do with a tennis ball), but he loved to be with his caretaker! His estimated birthday is August 2018. Bruno successfully recovered from injuries and rebuilt the strength in his leg. He received treatment for heartworms, but unfortunately Bruno had to be euthanized due to congestive heart failure a few months later.

Although we are distressed over this outcome for Bruno, we know that Bruno made the most of his life after entering OPA’s care. He experienced love in a foster home along with good food, treats, and play.

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