Humane Society of Warren County: Emergency Medical Grant

What was the money or product used for?

On Aug. 15, 2018, I submitted a request for an Emergency Medical Grant for a sweet little kitten named Babe. She had come to us as a stray with a terrible eye infection. She had been seen by our supervisory veterinarian three times and treated with different types of antibiotics with no results. Our veterinarian said we had exhausted our medical options and the only answer was enucleation (removal of the eye) before it burst.

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

The Petfinder Foundation generously awarded our grant request and Babe had her surgery on Aug. 22, 2018, at Helping Hands in Richmond, VA. Back in 2013, the Humane Society of Warren County founded “Olive’s Fund,” which provides advanced medical care for animals in our facility. The funds are provided through grants, fundraising, donors and our community members. We had already paid for two other major surgeries when Babe came along and had exhausted our funds.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Once Babe’s surgery was complete, we shared her story along with her picture, and it wasn’t long before someone came in to meet her. We are so happy to say that on Sept. 1, 2018, Babe was adopted and is now living in the lap of luxury! Thank you, Petfinder Foundation, for making this possible and helping us help Babe!