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Basenji Rescue & Transport: Shelter+ Challenge Grant Report

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

Vet expenses incurred for two BRAT rescues: Bailey and Kaia.

By providing funding for medical issues such as those described above.

How many pets did this grant help?

This grant was used only for Kaia and Bailey

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

Kaia came to BRAT from another rescue group in Wisconsin. She is a nine year old female who injured herself walking up stairs. Unbeknownst to us she also has arthritis in her joints. Her injury was in the tarsal bone area and was enhanced by arthritis. Three weeks, two vets and four x-rays later she is still swollen and limping. The second vet feels she pulled some ligaments but this hasn’t stopped this gal’s spirit. She still runs around on three legs and is enjoying life.
While in foster care Bailey was noted drinking excessive amounts of water due to the weather. There was a recall of the treats being given to Bailey that would cause excessive thirst and urine tests showed nothing. Vet wrote it off to the treats. After being adopted he was still drinking excessively and another vet diagnosed with Fanconi. Since he had only been adopted a short time BRAT offered to take him back or have extensive tests performed to determine Fanconi protocol.

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