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Louisa Humane Society: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

The Emergency Medical Grant of $1,000 was used toward the cost of amputating the right front leg of a great Pyrenees puppy, Olive. She had been struck by a car and permanent nerve damage occurred, requiring surgery.

The receipt of the grant assisted with the almost $1,700 vet bill to complete this successful surgery for Olive.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Olive, an 8-month-old great Pyrenees puppy, was the dog who received this grant for her surgery. She was an owner-surrender to our local animal shelter, and we quickly transferred her into our care. She was surrendered because the owner could not afford the vet costs to amputate her front leg. Olive had been hit by a car and suffered nerve damage to her right front leg (her diagnosis was brachial plexus avulsion — injury to nerves from traumatic injury). She was dragging her front leg, causing a sore on the top of her foot. Olive had the surgery to remove her leg and recovered well. She was adopted a few weeks after the surgery by a family in Louisa, VA.

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