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ARF Texas: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

The money was used to do corrective surgery on a dog with entropion. This dog had both eyes affected. The surgery was a success and the dog was able to have no long-lasting side effects. She has been adopted.

It afforded us the opportunity to correct this dog's medical needs.

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Truvy is a sweet, loving girl who was rescued from the shelter with a painful eye disorder called entropion. She has Shar Pei in her so her eyelids were rolling in on themselves, causing irritation and swelling (first and second photos). She has had corrective surgery and can now see perfectly! She weighs 45 lbs. and is 12 months old and sweet as pie. She loves every person and dog she has met. She is housebroken and crate-trained and never barks. She craves contact of any kind and will even rub on you like a cat!

Truvy was rescued from our local animal control after her owner surrendered her there. Our local animal control is pretty much a death sentence for owner-surrenders. As for her eyes, the irritation and swelling is especially bad when she first wakes up. Most of the time she will not even open her eyes, so she bumps into things around the house. Her peripheral vision is terrible, so sometimes she jumps if you pet her unexpectedly. She is constantly pawing at her eyes and they are constantly watering.

We got three vets’ opinions, and all three said she needed surgery and most likely would need more than one surgery. Both eyes, and both top and bottom lids, needed to be fixed. Her eyes had sunken in because the top and bottom lids had rolled in so far. She has really blossomed since her surgery; before, her eyesight was extremely limited. She has been adopted.

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