Purrs & Whiskers, Inc.: Emergency Medical Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
Simon had his wound flushed, debrided, and drained. Without this immediate care, Simon would not have been able to heal from whatever caused his wound and subsequent infection -- and he wouldn't have been able to be placed with a loving forever family! :)
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
We were contacted by a resident in the community who had found a stray adult male cat, whom they named Simon. Simon had multiple puncture wounds on both sides of the base of his tail. It was determined that immediate flushing, debriding and draining was needed. He underwent anesthesia and they placed an IV catheter to give him fluids, antibiotics, electrolytes and injectable pain management. Afterwards, he was sent home with continued oral pain meds and, of course, the ever-dreaded E-collar. In short order, his wounds had healed and he showed no more signs of pain. He was then able to find his fur-ever home! 🙂