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Paws for Life Utah: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

The money was used to pay medical bills for an injured kitty, Frankie (aka Frankenstein), who, sadly, crawled under a car hood to keep warm and, when the driver started the car in the morning, poor Frankie was caught. He suffered several injuries and a broken leg. After spending several months at our veterinary clinic (where he became a celebrity!), he was adopted by a loving woman and her sweet dog, and the three of them are now inseparable. He has had several surgeries, and the bills that are attached to this report represent a portion of his medical costs.

This grant helped us immensely in paying a portion of the medical bills for Frankie. The community is responding so positively to the support from the Petfinder Foundation, as they have been following his story. He is one amazing and loving cat! This grant helped us not only with this one kitty, but in communicating the mission of our volunteer-based organization and highlighting the type of live-saving work we do with the support of the Petfinder Foundation. They are more aware of the needs of homeless pets and how to find them on

How many pets did this grant help?

One directly, but many more pets in good will

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

A big THANK YOU to the Petfinder Foundation for granting us $1,000 for emergency medical funding for Frankie, the poor kitty who crawled under the hood of a car to keep warm and was terribly injured. The owner of the car had no idea that a sweet little gray-and-white kitten was under the hood of his car when he started it. Sadly, much of the kitten’s skin was torn and his leg was broken. After several surgeries and several weeks of rehab, his fighting spirit got him through the recovery process. He is now in a loving home with his new mom and a loving dog brother who adores him!

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