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Capital Area Rescue Effort (CARE): Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

Lifesaving medical care and surgery

We were able to prevent the euthanasia of Cotton, an 8-week-old puppy, and provide her with lifesaving surgery.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

The Petfinder Foundation Emergency Medical Grant assisted with the surgical and medical needs of Cotton, a Jack Russell terrier puppy with atresia ani, a congenital defect that results in an inability to pass feces. This condition is often fatal and takes animals early in life. We were fortunate to be able to save her from [an open-admission] shelter two states away, transport her to Virginia Veterinary Surgical Associates in Richmond, VA, and provide her with lifesaving surgery. It’s been nearly four months since her surgery and she is doing extremely well! She is now available for adoption:

We are very grateful to the Petfinder Foundation for this grant that saved Cotton and for the ongoing support provided to the animal-rescue community.

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