Greyhound Adoption League of Texas: Emergency Medical Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The Emergency Medical Grant of $750 was used as follows:
$129.22 Apoquel for allergies
$32.98 Terbinatine to treat fungal infection
$66.00 ProtaTek Lab (intake)
$330.30 Intake tests (heartworm, fecal, urine, fungal culture, CBC and chemistry serum panel)
$40.75 medical exam
$29.10 Heartgard preventative for three months
$95.47 fungal culture (retest at three months)
$66.00 ProtaTek lab (retest at three months)
$789.82 Total expenses for Victoria
Victoria was turned over to Animal Control in Tulia, Texas, in early May by a coyote hunter. She had a large open wound on the right side of her thorax, most likely caused by a barbed-wire fence. She came to us very thin with other skin issues, as well as an infected left eye. Victoria had a positive high titer to Ehrlichia Canis, as well as a high parasitic infestation of hookworms and a fungal infection on her skin. Victoria was quickly placed in a foster home so she could receive daily cleansing of her wound and application of medicine to prevent infection. As of early July, Victoria completed her treatment for Ehrlichia Canis and had a negative PCR test as well as a negative fecal. Her wound has healed and her skin condition has cleared; she will be available for adoption soon. (http://galtx.org/hounds/victoria2.shtml)
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Victoria came to the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas (GALT) as a surrender from a coyote hunter to Animal Control in Tulia, Texas. Victoria had a large open wound on her chest that required immediate treatment. Upon intake it was determined that she had other skin conditions, an eye infection and hookworms and she tested positive for Ehrlichia. The light in her eyes was gone. GALT’s creed is “no grey turned away,” and it was obvious that Victoria needed us. We immediately found a loving foster home so she could begin the intense treatment she needed for the open wound. Being in a safe environment with other greyhounds bolstered her spirit and she responded well to her new surroundings. Victoria put on weight, her wounds healed, the parasites were cured and the tick-borne disease was treated successfully. Over the course of three months, she found her playful side, enjoying the life she likely never thought was possible. Attached are two pictures from when Victoria was a broken soul when she first arrived, as well as two beautiful “after” pictures showing her fabulous recovery. Thank you, Petfinder Foundation, for helping to put the sparkle in Victoria’s big brown eyes!