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Utah Valley Animal Rescue: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

To cover costs for Chester's surgery. He had fallen out of the bed of a moving truck and fractured a bone. The family was unable to cover the costs of the surgery and opted to put him down. We stepped in and rescued the little boy!

Covered the cost of an expensive surgery. Not paying out of pocket for this surgery freed up our funding to help other animals in need.

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Chester received the surgical care needed. After a few months of recovery he was ready to find his forever home. A wonderful family adopted him and is providing him with amazing care! From his Petfinder profile: “Chester is a tender 11-month-old boy who tumbled out of the unsecured bed of a moving truck. After discovering how high his medical bills were, he was set to be euthanized. Luckily, Utah Valley Animal Rescue stepped in to help set his bones and make sure he had the best chance at a new life. His femur surgery went well and he now has a pin in place to immobilize his limb for six weeks. In this time, bone growth should allow the pin to be removed and Chester will be able to start being a carefree puppy again.”

To the Petfinder Foundation: We would like to express our gratitude at having received your generous and deeply appreciated grant of $1,000 to apply towards the medical costs for dear sweet Chester. Because of this grant, UVAR will be able to provide more ailing animals with the medical care they need and deserve. Once again, our most sincere thanks for helping us to better help them.

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