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Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The monies received were used to help a rescue named Patterson with his heartworm treatment. The cost of heartworm treatment for our rescues is close to 88% of our total medical costs. The total medical cost for Patterson was $1,862.

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

The money received helped SGRR with the financial impact of caring for Patterson. Having the monies to help in the medical care for Patterson helps SGRR have the financial means to help another rescue dog in medical need. Heartworm treatment is costly for our rescue and having the additional grant monies received helps with the medical costs. Thank you!

How many pets did this grant help?

This money helped one pet.

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

Patterson was found as a stray in the Alabama area. Patterson was malnourished, heartworm-positive, matted and needed to be neutered. Patterson received the medical care he needed to get him back on track to being a healthy dog. Once his heartworm treatment was completed, he was finally able to make his journey north to a loving home in Connecticut. Without the monies received from organizations like the Petfinder Foundation, our ability to care for additional rescues in need would be challenged. Thank you for your aid!

Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue: Emergency Medical Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money received from the Emergency Grant from the Petfinder Foundation was used to provide costly eye surgery to relieve the pain that Mickey, a recently rescued blind 8-year-old, was suffering. Mickey need to undergo enucleation surgery.

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

Due to the generosity of the Petfinder Foundation in helping with the cost of Mickey’s surgery, the financial burden for caring for Mickey was lessened. SGRR would not turn its back on Mickey and could provide the care he needed to life a pain-free life.

How many pets did this grant help?

This grant helped one of our recently rescued dogs, Mickey, receive the medical care he needed. Mickey had enucleation surgery and is now living a pain-free life and has been adopted.

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

Mickey was a recently rescued 8-year-old dog who was blind. Once he was in the care of SGRR, it was determined that Mickey was living with severe pain from his eyes. For Mickey to live a pain-free life, he would need to undergo enucleation surgery. Because of the generosity of a Petfinder Foundation grant, Mickey received that surgery and is now living with his bonded brother in an adoptive home. A very special family was found for Mickey and Magic. Thank you, Petfinder Foundation!