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Animal Rescue of Tracy: Emergency Medical Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Amputation of severely damaged leg.

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

Unexpected medical expenses such as this amputation are a challenge to a small rescue like ours. To have this amazing grant to cover this expense allowed our rescue to help a wonderful mama cat, Zephyr, without jeopardizing our ability to help other deserving cats and dogs.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Zephyr has not been adopted yet. She is still being socialized with her foster, as she came from the streets and is not used to being cared for as an indoor cat — although as a tripod, she can’t return to her previous life; it would not be safe for her. We are sure that, in time, she will learn to trust humans and be adopted into her forever home. You can meet Zephyr here.

Animal Rescue of Tracy: Emergency Medical Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Medical expenses: leg amputation due to severe injury

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

Cherry Darling’s injury was unexpected and expensive, so this grant allowed us to provide the medically necessary care (amputation) to give this amazing and sweet kitten a future.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Cherry Darling was found in the yard of a good Samaritan with a very badly injured back left leg and trouble breathing. She was taken to Jules Veterinary Center, where she was surrendered when it was apparent the good Samaritan couldn’t afford the level of care Cherry Darling needed.

Animal Rescue of Tracy stepped in and took ownership of Cherry Darling. At first it was thought that her leg was broken, but after radiographs it was determined the bone was not broken, but that there was significant soft-tissue damage. Though Dr. Valdez, the lead veterinarian, tried to save the leg, she determined there was too little soft tissue left to repair and the infection was too deep into what was left. Therefore, the best option was to amputate the leg. Cherry Darling was hospitalized for four days and then put on crate rest and medication for pain and inflammation as she recovers.

Cherry Darling is named after a character in the movie Planet Terror: the leader of a ragtag group of survivors of the zombie apocalypse who lost her leg during a battle, but continues to fight to survive. This kitten has fought against the odds to survive already and we just know that it is the best name for her.

Cherry Darling’s injured leg was not able to be saved, so it was amputated. With the love and care of her foster family and veterinary personnel, she made a full recovery and learned to function successfully as a tripod. She has since been adopted.

Animal Rescue of Tracy: Purina Adoption Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The $250 was split into two separate amounts to provide one discounted-fee adoption of a special-needs dog and one free adoption of a 6-year-old Chihuahua who had been in rescue for more than a year and was adopted by a senior-citizen couple.

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

Mabel, a special-needs dog who was most likely born missing her back paws and who was very timid after being dumped along the side of the road in a basket with her two puppies, needed a very special family to provide for her needs. She found one as a result of our being able to discount her adoption fee using this grant.

Penny, who had been in rescue for more than a year, was able to stay with her foster parents, both in their seventies, as a result of Animal Rescue of Tracy covering Penny’s entire adoption fee with this grant.

How many pets did this grant help?

Two

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

Mabel (first photo) was surrendered to the Manteca Shelter in a laundry basket with her two puppies in mid-April 2020. Mabel was frightened and it was apparent that she had been used for backyard breeding. For four months, Mabel was shown love and encouragement by her foster family, and she now receives even more love and encouragement from her new mom (second photo) and dad, who chose Mabel despite her physical and emotional challenges and traveled quite a distance to meet and adopt her.

Penny (third photo) was in foster care for more than a year until the right home was found for her — and it was right under her own nose. Penny was adopted by her foster parents, Dorothy (fourth photo) and Roger (fifth photo).

Although we had a number of applicants over the years, Penny is a bit of a diva, and the best fit for her just wasn’t found. But then something wonderful happened: Penny stepped into the role of emotional support animal (ESA) for Roger and it became clear she belonged with him.

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.