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Advocates for Abused and Abandoned Pets: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

Thanks to the generous $500 grant, Henry was able to receive much-needed dental care.

As a young puppy, his teeth and gums were severely damaged due to malnutrition and, likely, lack of necessary supplements from his mother's milk, as she, too, suffered starvation and often resorted to eating sticks and other debris.

Henry's dental treatment included bloodwork, bonding/sealants, and extractions, as well anesthesia, x-rays, polishing, and ultrasonic cleaning. The veterinarian did a fantastic job giving Henry a new lease on life!

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Henry and his sisters, Nikki and Sadie, were rescued by one of our volunteers. They were running loose, and suffering from malnutrition, covered in fleas which resulted in anemia, and full of worms.

Henry is still waiting for his forever companion/family! He is such a smart, sweet, and handsome pup, but he is growing up before our eyes. Henry came from an area where animals are definitely not treated as family members and, in some cases, not even as feeling beings.

Henry had been diagnosed with enamel hypoplasia, which causes pitting of the enamel and softness in the teeth. This could have resulted in breakage of his teeth and pain, which could have resulted in enough discomfort to keep him from properly eating.

There was also an increased risk of abnormal root development, gum disease, infection, and accumulation of tartar. This condition is generally caused by poor diet and nursing from his mother, who apparently suffered from chronic malnutrition.

We are optimistic that Henry will now live a healthy, happy life, one that he deserved from the day he was born. Thank you, Petfinder Foundation, for the grant to help pay for Henry’s dental treatment!

You can meet Henry here.

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