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Animal Rescue of Tracy: Emergency Medical Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Medical expenses to repair a dog’s damaged elbow resulting from being hit by a car

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

With this grant, we were able to pull Bronson from the Tracy Animal Shelter, where he was already on the euthanasia list because they did not have the financial means to pay for his surgery. Though we did our own fundraising through social media, the bulk of the cost for Bronson’s surgery and subsequent 10 weeks of aftercare and crate rest was paid for by this amazing grant we were given.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Bronson was brought into Animal Rescue of Tracy in October. He was picked up as a stray by the Tracy Animal Shelter after being hit by a car and brought to Jules Veterinary Hospital. He was quickly named Bronson after movie icon Charlies Bronson, because he was obviously a fighter. This cute 2-year-old male Chihuahua mix needed surgery for a broken elbow, most likely from being hit by a car.

He needed surgery and crate rest to make a full recovery. The Tracy Animal Shelter issued an urgent request for a rescue to step in and ART did! Surgery on his fractured elbow and 10 weeks of crate rest later, Bronson was ready for his forever home.

Bronson was adopted about two weeks after he was finally cleared to attend our adoption fair.The family who adopted him had already adopted a dog from Animal Rescue of Tracy. Sadie and Bronson have become fast friends and are living very happily together with their new family, the Garcias.

Animal Rescue of Tracy: Orvis Animal Care Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

eye surgery for dog in our rescue group

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

this dog would probably have gone blind without the surgery and the grant paid for most of the surgical costs. At the time our group did not have sufficient funds and we were very worried about how to help this darling girl.

How many pets did this grant help?

just one, a beautiful girl named Nana

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

Nana a 12 week old Shar Pei came into rescue on May 5. She was an owner surrender due to the fact that 2 people in the home had terminal cancer and were no longer physically or financially able to provide for her. The following day we took her to the vet for a check up and were told that Nana had Entropian, an eye condition that causes a dog’s eyelids to fold in towards the eye and causes the eyelashes to rub against the cornea. We were told the dog needed immediate surgery or she would become blind. 2 days later she had her surgery then again 3 weeks later a second surgery was needed. Today Nana is doing well and was adopted on June 1 by a wonderful couple that will be able to provide for all of her needs. She will be missed.