The grant was used towards the expenses we incurred with Dale’s surgery (which was $2,600).
We are a small shelter, so a surgery like Dale’s has a large financial impact and affects the number of animals that we can help. With this grant to offset Dale’s expenses, we’ll be able to help the next animal in need of surgery in order to become adoptable (we currently have two more such pets in our care).
Dale was found in a field by a young girl. He was unable to walk and was dragging his back end. X-rays showed that this poor guy had two fractured femurs. We don’t know what caused his injuries, but it does not appear that he was hit by a car. Even with the injuries, Dale is a sweet and loving cat and will be highly adoptable after his recovery.
Dale’s options were surgery or euthanasia, and this beautiful soul deserved a second chance at life.
Dale was recently neutered and was listed on Petfinder for adoption. You can meet Dale here.
UPDATE: We have some happy news to share about Dale. Yesterday, he was adopted by the young lady who found him in the field. We could not be happier that this boy got his second chance at life!