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Fetch WI Rescue: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

Reimbursing the cost of an emergency vet visit after one of our foster puppies, Almond, had to have a limb amputated.

Like most organizations and nonprofits, we were hit hard by COVID-19 and the impact it had on our ability to hold in-person events and fundraisers. This summer and fall were very difficult financial times for our rescue due to this, but it was also a time when we saw the largest demand that we've ever had to adopt and even to foster. We knew that we had to keep saving as many dogs as we could, and there were several months in 2020 where we adopted out more than twice as many dogs compared to the same month in 2019.

This grant allowed us to cover the cost of an emergency vet bill so that those very needed funds could be used to care for even more dogs in need.

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Almond came from one of our partner rescues in Louisiana with his littermates and many other dogs whom we pulled from the rescue shortly after Hurricane Laura. We did an unexpected transport to bring the dogs up because many of the Louisiana rescue’s volunteers were affected by the hurricane and could no longer care for the dogs there.

Almond was found, along with his littermates, abandoned in a crate. One of his limbs was severely damaged and had to be amputated. The evening after the amputation, he tore open the incision site, which necessitated a visit to the emergency vet to get him fixed up and feeling better.

Thankfully, Almond healed up well after the emergency vet visit and has adapted to life as a three-legged pup. He was adopted in late fall and is doing very well in his forever home!

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