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St. Clair TNR & Rescue: Emergency Medical Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

This Emergency Medical Grant was used to help cover the cost of Zeus’s femoral head ostectomy (FHO) surgery.

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

This grant helped Zeus get the FHO surgery he needed to save his leg!

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Zeus was hit by a car in the middle of the night. Thankfully, police officers found him and called us immediately. We rushed out to pick him up and took him to the nearest emergency vet clinic (naming him Zeus on the way). The vets made sure he was not bleeding internally and gave him some medication for pain management.

A few hours later, we took Zeus to our regular vet. That is when we found out that his back leg was fractured. We thought amputation was the only option until our vet told us of a surgery that was new to us. He said that if Zeus had the FHO surgery, he should heal and be able to live a normal life, run and play, and not have any long-term effects.

Although it was much more expensive, we opted for the FHO surgery for Zeus. He did not choose this fate. He deserved to be given the best chance at a great life! We did fundraisers and begged, pleaded, and even borrowed from our own pockets since this was an unplanned expense.

We had a consultation with the vet and surgery day was upon us! Zeus had the surgery, spent one night at the vet clinic, and then was right back up to his old tricks at the shelter!

Of course we were extremely careful when we took him for short walks, and then longer walks, and then even longer walks. We were terrified that we were going to “break” him. But as time went on, Zeus healed and started to become more and more active. He now runs around the play yard, chases toys, jumps up to visit people, and is living the life he deserves!

He had a potential adopter, but unfortunately, that fell through. So now we are searching for Zeus’s very special furever home. He has remained a loyal, loving companion to all shelter volunteers throughout this process. He deserves a special person to call his own, and that is exactly what we will find for this sweet boy! You can meet Zeus here.

St. Clair TNR & Rescue: Emergency Medical Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The emergency medical grant was used for a lifesaving surgery to remove a mass from Tessa’s abdomen.

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

This grant allowed Tessa to have the second surgery she needed while in our care at less than four months of age. She had what was described as a mass in her abdomen, and we were told she had little time.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Tessa came into our care after being hit by a car. She had a surgery to repair damages, and we thought she was on the road to recovery. A short while into her stay at her foster home, her foster mom noticed what we believed to be swelling in her abdomen. The foster mom was told by the vet who had performed Tessa’s first surgery that it was just swelling, and that she should hold a cool compress on Tessa’s abdomen.

A couple of days later, the foster mom took Tessa to get a second opinion. This vet put her on an antibiotic for the “swelling.” When she was not getting better, we decided it was time for a third opinion. This vet did an ultrasound and knew there was something in Tessa’s abdomen that needed immediate attention. She was rushed to the emergency vet clinic and had the large mass in her abdomen removed.

This poor girl endured so much in her first few months of life! Her foster mom nursed her back to health. During this time, Tessa bonded with foster sister, Harper. Harper was recovering from paralysis (we still do not know what caused the paralysis). The girls have since been adopted together and are living their best lives with their new mom and dad along with their new feline siblings! Thanks to the Petfinder Foundation for helping us give Tessa a second chance at life!

St. Clair TNR & Rescue: Emergency Medical Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We used this grant for Sierra’s lifesaving surgery at Animal Emergency Center. She needed an emergency spay.

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

This grant allowed Sierra to have a lifesaving surgery that was very unexpected. She has since recovered and has been given a second chance at life. She is looking for her forever home.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Sierra was a pregnant mama taken into our rescue in the prime of kitten season. This poor young girl was already pregnant. When she started giving birth, her foster mom knew she needed assistance, as her babies did not survive. The vet suggest an emergency spay to save her life. Thankfully, Sierra made it through the surgery and healed quickly. Right now she is searching for her forever home. After her ordeal, she knows she deserves to be spoiled by a forever family. Meet Sierra here.