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Saving Grace Rescue, Inc.: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The grant funds were applied to veterinary services for 10 special-needs kittens.

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

This grant allowed us to provide veterinary care for our adoptable special-needs kittens during a time when funding is scarce due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

How many pets did this grant help?

10

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

Bennie arrived emaciated and fading from a rural high[-intake] shelter. He had already been diagnosed with cerebellar hypoplasia, but we didn’t know he had been kept in a crate, where he was wasting away. He also had an injury to one of his eyes. We rushed him to the vet the same night he arrived on transport and the Petfinder Foundation grant helped us to get him the supportive care he needed. At 4 months, he was less than 2 lbs. Now he is energetic, loving and headed to a new home!

Saving Grace Rescue, Inc.: Cat Enrichment Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Purchase of multiple cat toys, scratchers and treat balls.

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

It brought great joy to the rescue kitties AND the fosters. Many of our kitties are special-needs, and they need noisy, contained or light-up toys that can be more expensive. This grant allowed us to enrich every kitten’s day.

How many pets did this grant help?

23 and counting! Still more toys are available for future rescues.

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

HeiHei arrived with severely damaged eyes. The grant allowed us to buy crinkle balls and track toys for her to be able to confidently play. Her personality opened up! Meet her: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/42476809

Saving Grace Rescue Inc: Emergency Medical Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Multiple surgeries and diagnostics for Bernie the cat: Eyelid agenesis repair, cardiac ultrasound and cryptorchid neuter,

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

Bernie’s procedures could not have been done without the grant funds. He has healed from his surgeries and is living pain-free and in an adopted home. He plays and is enjoying a second kittenhood!

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Bernie was brought in to a high-risk shelter as a young adult intact male with a serious hind-leg injury, a heart murmur and a genetic condition that caused him to be nearly blind. Despite his clearly having had a rough start, Bernie’s incredibly sweet and mellow personality touched the shelter staff and they reached out for this unlikely candidate to go to rescue. Three surgeries later, Bernie and his an unwaveringly kind and happy attitude found a home. He moved into a home with two other rescue cats and family with a young boy. Bernie curls up every night with a pillow sewn just for him, cuddling his favorite toy and holding hands/paws with his new best friend.

Saving Grace Rescue, Inc.: Emergency Medical Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Care for Astro, a kitten from a hoarder situation who had flea-powder toxicity that lead to seizures, permanent blindness and permanent ataxia. He was also severely anemic and malnourished, severely infested with fleas and earmites, and had an upper-respiratory infection.

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

This grant allowed us to pay for his emergency care, continuing medical care, neurological consult and basic husbandry. Astro has made a near-full recovery aside from the blindness and an amusing wobble. He is a happy, loving and playful kitten who will go to his new home this weekend!

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Little Astro was rescued from a hoarding situation. He was found blind and infested with fleas. He was unable to find food in the stench and was losing weight and near death when we got him. Astro cannot see and needs a bit more time to learn to balance, but he is full of love and affection and some serious quirks. As soon as he’s picked up, he goes limp in your arms. His eyes look healthy, but he is completely non-visual. Astro had two seizures in the first few weeks, but things quickly improved after he moved into his foster home.

After a much-needed flea bath, little Astro revealed his unique “abilities.” Josh Norem, Astro’s foster dad, combed out an insane amount of fleas. The little tabby was so grateful for the relief that he curled up in his lap, switched on his purr motor, and started catching invisible bugs in the air.

He has come far and is doing much better. He leaps around playfully every morning and is loving his new life with comfort, food and care. After getting up on the couch through the stairs, he wedges his legs snugly between the couch and the stairs just the way he likes it. Astro may be a bit trembly, but he wants his humans to know that he’s just as purrfect as any other kitty with all the joy and love he can offer.

UPDATE May 21, 2017: It’s been a long journey of healing. Astro was very fortunate to have an amazing foster home. Here he is going to his new home (last photo)!