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Peaceful Passings Senior Animal Rescue: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

Rehabilitation of our little dachshund named Sapphire. Sapphire's condition was sad, really sad. Our vets evaluated her and thought they could make a remarkable improvement in her life and lifespan with surgery. Sapphire was a sweet, loving, house-trained, and obviously was someone's pet, though no one came to claim her at our SPCA -- probably because they could not afford her medical care. She had hook and whip worms, which have been addressed with medications. She was anemic and had a high white blood-cell count, but was not in need of a blood transfusion, per our vets (Old Dominion Animal Hospital in Charlottesville, VA). Without surgery, her white blood-cell count would not decrease, so surgery was an absolute necessity. She was scheduled for surgery on Aug. 12, 2018.

Sapphire had her medical needs met and now has been adopted.

How many pets did this grant help?

One - Sapphire

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

Sapphire was found as a stray by someone in our local community and taken to our local SPCA. The SPCA contacted us because Sapphire was a senior who needed surgery to remove a mammary mass (third photo) and repair a hernia. By way of a Petfinder Foundation grant, Sapphire was rehabilitated medically and adopted, with her adopter more than willing to accept the costs of her follow-up medical care. Today, Sapphire is a happy dog!

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