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North Beach PAWS: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

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

Medical grant to cover dental intervention for Bugatti, the wonderful tuxedo cat.

Bugatti could not eat and was in constant pain. He had oral surgery and postoperative care. Medications were prescribed to keep his mouth and gums healthy in spite of the fact that he is allergic to his own saliva. Surgery was very successful. Bugatti is now fully recovered. He can eat again and he is no longer in pain.

How many pets did this grant help?

One pet was helped; he owes his wellbeing to your grant.

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

Bugatti, a lively 4-year-old black-and-white cat, was surrendered to the shelter because he had become averse to human touch, ill-tempered and hissy. Upon examination, the veterinarian found out that Bugatti was allergic to his own saliva; it had affected all his teeth and he was in deep pain. No wonder he was not his usual loving and independent self! Thanks to the Petfinder Foundation’s grant, Bugatti’s rotten teeth were removed and he is receiving treatment for his condition. He has regained weight and has a healthy appetite. Bugatti is now such a wonderfully loving cat that his foster family wanted to adopt him. However, in another stroke of bad luck which certainly was not Bugatti’s fault, his foster mom got a new job and the responsibilities interfered with being able to take care of Bugatti. Bugatti has been returned to the shelter, where he is a favorite. The director of the cat shelter believes he is so charming that he will be adopted very soon. Meet Bugatti:

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