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Mit Liebe German Shepherd Dog Rescue: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

The money was used to pay for an emergency vet visit for one of our rescues in foster care.

The grant helped to pay the emergency vet bill we incurred.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Wally, a 9-month-old GSD mix, was in foster care for about three weeks when one Friday evening he started hacking and gagging. His foster mom wasted no time cooking him up broth and honey to help soothe his throat, but after an entire night of coughing and gagging every time he laid down, she decided it was time to make an emergency vet visit the next morning. Wally was taken to the only open vet in the area, about an hour’s drive away. The vet at the clinic diagnosed him with bronchitis and was concerned about it turning to pneumonia, so he was prescribed multiple antibiotics and cough suppressants to help calm Wally’s throat and hacking cough.

After a few days on medication, Wally was feeling back to his old playful self again. Once cleared by the vet, he was ready to be adopted. His new mom had been waiting patiently to bring him to her home and was overjoyed to hear he was feeling better and ready to become a part of his forever home with her.

Turns out, the new adopter was Wally’s foster mom’s mom. His former foster mom gets to see him all the time and reports he’s doing great in his new home! She jokes he’s the brother she never wanted 🙂 Thanks again to the Petfinder Foundation for helping us make this adoption possible. Attached is a photo of Wally with his new mom, Cheri.

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