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Happy Tails Rescue: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

For medical and surgical care of a leg and foot on Marvel the cat

Marvel is now able to run and play with all his friends. He no longer gets his foot caught in things, and he can run and jump! He uses his leg like it is pain-free and he has become quite agile!

How many pets did this grant help?

One cat, Marvel

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

“Morning, y’all. My name is Marvel, and I am one lucky cat! Here is my story. My owner picked me up and said we were going for a ride and I was a good kitty. After riding a while, I guess he needed some fresh air, so he put the window down. Next thing I knew, I was flying through the air! What in the world?? I remember my foot hurting as I laid there for I don’t know how long … and then someone picked me up and I was warm again. Then there were lots of bright lights and a doctor telling me I was a good kitty. They snuggled me and fed me and took care of me. I am all better now — except that my left front paw does not seem to work well. I get around just like the best of them, but will need to have a part of that leg removed so it won’t hurt ever again.

“How is that for a lucky cat? After being with the vet for several weeks, I am now with my foster mom. She says I am a hoot! I purr all the time and am quite the fun little guy! I really hope I am lucky enough to find a real forever home! I am really am a sweet guy!”

We’d had Marvel for four weeks. He was growing and doing well. The vet said that the lower joint of Marvel’s right front leg would have to be removed. He was sweet and gentle and got around well, but as he dragged that lower leg, it was becoming swollen, red and abraded.

The grant enabled Marvel to get his foot surgically fixed so he could run and play and jump! Without this he would not be able to walk normally on his leg or foot. Marvel has been adopted!

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