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Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

The grant funding was used to cover medical expenses for Quinn's enucleation.

This funding allowed us to schedule and pay for Quinn's enucleation. We might not have been able to afford the procedure without the generous grant funding.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Quinn came into our care emaciated and with a face full of porcupine quills. Through her exhaustion and pain, she had raised a completely healthy kitten named Harley. Upon intake, Quinn was immediately taken to the vet, where they removed all the quills. One quill had lodged itself into her tear duct, causing major damage and infection to the eye. That eye required removal, and the Petfinder Foundation’s Emergency Medical Grant money allowed us to get Quinn this much-needed procedure.

Though Quinn still generally distrusts people, she is coming out of her shell more and more each day. She has joined our free-roaming general population, and is frequently seen goofing off late at night when there are fewer people at our facility. Quinn was even reunited with an old friend of hers, a male cat named Joaquin, with whom she was seen roaming during her stray days. Quinn and Joaquin can often be found sharing the same hiding spots during the day. Quinn is still waiting to find her forever home; you can meet her here.

On the surface, the Petfinder Foundation’s Emergency Medical Grant funding provided Quinn with much-needed emergency medical care. But in the end, it provided so much more. Thanks to this vital aid, Quinn now has a second chance at life, love, and happiness. Thank you, Petfinder Foundation!

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