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Pittsylvania Pet Center: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

Back in March, our Animal Control received a call about an injured dog. When they arrived, they found Janett. She had a 6-inch prolapsed vagina and part of her bladder was out. Our veterinarian performed emergency surgery to help her. We are happy to say that she is fully recovered and this emergency medical grant covered her treatment.

We are the open-intake shelter for the largest county in the state, and most of our animals are in need of varying levels of medical care upon arrival. The funds from the Petfinder Foundation emergency medical grant enabled us to save this sweet dog's life and stretch our medical funds to help other animals in need. Thank you to the Petfinder Foundation for the difference you are making supporting shelters like ours and being a true partner in saving the lives of animals in need!

How many pets did this grant help?

One in particular directly, but indirectly at least six other animals were helped by the funds saved.

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

Meet Janett! This sweet girl was picked up by Animal Control after she was spotted running around with a large mass under her tail. She was immediately taken to the veterinarian, where it was determined that she was suffering from a vaginal prolapse. Vaginal prolapse is a condition seen in intact female dogs in which the tissue of the internal vaginal walls swells and protrudes through the vaginal opening. Upon further inspection, it was found that Janett’s bladder had also prolapsed and she required immediate medical intervention.

The fastest way to treat this condition (and the only way to keep it from reoccurring) was to perform a spay surgery and allow her hormones to decrease. So within a few hours of intake, Janett was taken to surgery. Janett may need another surgery later this week to help keep her bladder in place, so please keep her in your thoughts.

Janett is such a loving, energetic girl! All of the workers at Chatham Animal Clinic love her personality and gentle, playful nature. The Pittsylvania Pet Center strives to give animals like Janett a fair shot at a happy life and a loving, forever home.

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