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Portsmouth Humane Society: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

This money was used for tibia- and fibula-repair surgery performed by Dr. Murphy, Sr., at Anderson's Corner. The cost of this surgery was $1,600. Total medical expenses spent on helping Prince came to $2,600, which includes the emergency veterinarian bill and our veterinarian's bill.

Every animal that comes through the doors at the Portsmouth Humane Society receives the finest medical care possible. Often, this means taking on bills for needed procedures such as leg surgery and then figuring out how to raise funds to pay for it. The Petfinder Foundation Emergency Medical grant paid for a major piece of Prince's medical treatment and minimized the cost of his surgery on our overall budget. Partnerships and support from organizations and businesses are key to enabling our shelter to continue to save lives and provide specialty care as required.

How many pets did this grant help?

This grant helped one very special little dog.

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

Prince is a 2-year-old stray male beagle who had been hit by a car. He received emergency medical attention and it was found that he was suffering from a fracture of his tibia and fibula. The surgery to repair his leg was complicated due to the breaks being so close to his knee, but he is on the mend. Prince has restricted mobility and regular checks with his doctor for the next two months, but is expected to make a full recovery. He is currently being fostered by one of our volunteers and when he is completely recovered, we will work to find him his forever home.

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