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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 a portion of the vet bill for an injured kitty, Frankie (a.k.a. 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. He is still at the vet receiving care but is expected to make a full recovery. He has had several surgeries and had to be sedated to change his bandages, as his skin lacerations were severe. He is doing so well and we are ever so grateful to the Petfinder Foundation for your support.

This grant helped us pay a portion of the vet bill 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, and is loved by many at the clinic. This grant has helped us not only with this one kitty, but in communicating the mission of our volunteer-based organization and highlighting the type of work we do, and how our community members can find our adoptable pets on

How many pets did this grant help?

One directly, but many more 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 grey-and-white kitten was under the hood of the car when he started it. Sadly, much of Frankie’s skin was torn and his leg was broken. He is still under veterinary care at Silver Creek Animal Clinic and is expected to make a full recovery. Through it all, he is just a sweetheart, and the clinic says, “He is loved by many here.”

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