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Cats Meow Feline Fosters, Inc.: Emergency Medical Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

An Emergency Medical Grant in the amount of $920 was used toward corrective eyelid surgery for a male kitten named Simon.

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

The corrective eyelid surgery was needed for Simon so that he would be comfortable, and so that his vision would allow him to enjoy his life. It also made him adoptable.

How many pets did this grant help?

One

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

Simon came to us from the local animal control officer after he was surrendered to the shelter. At that time, shelter intake was closed, so he came directly to us. A local vet could have corrected a condition called entropion, but Simon’s condition was eyelid agenesis, which required him to see a veterinary office that specializes in disorders and diseases of animal eyes. Following his recovery and follow-up with the veterinarian after the surgery, Simon was adopted!

The surgery has allowed Simon to see better so that he can run and play in comfort.

Cats Meow Feline Fosters, Inc.: Emergency Medical Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We were contacted about a cat unable to use its back legs. The money was used toward his vet bill for surgery and treatment. The surgery allowed him to keep both legs, because one was broken and the other was dislocated.

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

The grant money helped us pay the large vet bill for one cat, thus relieving the strain on our finances so we could continue to help others as well.

How many pets did this grant help?

One

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

We received a call about an injured cat that was unable to use its back legs. Not knowing what we would find, we agreed to come and look at the cat. We were told that he was a stray in the vicinity of a small business and trailer park. He was immediately taken to our vet to determine the extent of his injuries. Examination and x-rays showed that one leg was dislocated and the other was broken, requiring surgery to pin the bones back together. On faith that we could get some donations to cover his bill, we agreed to proceed with the surgery.

We were able to collect some donations toward the bill, but not the full amount, so we were happy to discover the availability of a Petfinder Foundation grant for emergency medical treatment. Our new patient was named Wayne, which has turned out to be perfect for him. They told us at the vet what a good-natured cat he was there, and we have found him to be a perfect gentleman in his foster home as well. After surgery and follow-ups with the vet, he was cleared for unlimited activity. He now enjoys running, playing, and even some limited tree climbing! He is friends with all of the other foster cats and especially with one of the kittens. Meet Wayne: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/39034088