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A Taste of Heaven Sanctuary, Inc.: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

Cherry-eye resolution for Teddy.

Teddy needed a simple eye surgery to improve his adoption prospects. But $300 would have been a drain on our budget for providing ongoing medical care to our existing pets. This grant enabled our organization to save Teddy and provide the surgery he needed, which resulted in his adoption!

How many pets did this grant help?


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

In March 2019, Teddy was picked up by the local Animal Control as a stray. He had a cherry eye, which deterred any interest in his adoption. The local animal shelter does not provide “cosmetic” medical services, and he was deemed expendable. A Taste of Heaven Sanctuary believed Teddy deserved a full life and it was shameful that no one was interested in him because of a simple cherry eye. Therefore, we rescued him and applied for a grant from the Petfinder Foundation. Thanks to the Petfinder Foundation grant, Teddy’s cherry eye was removed and he was quickly adopted!

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