What was the money or product used for?
The grant funds were used to pay for part of Gesa’s hospital stay.
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The medical expenses for Gesa were in excess of $6,000. This grant helped us to pay some of the expense fairly quickly.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
In September we saw a video floating around Facebook of a senior gal at a shelter who was clearly suffering. We immediately put out a request for a foster. Gesa, meaning strength and power, was brought to our emergency vet, where she was placed in isolation to be examined. As we suspected, she had pneumonia, but we didn’t expect it was going to be as bad as it was. She had bilateral pneumonia in both lungs and all fields. Her little body was filled with scars and it appeared she’d recently had a litter of pups.
The severe case of pneumonia had developed after she acquired an upper-respiratory infection at the shelter. She spent days in the hospital, dependent on oxygen. After several weeks of antibiotics, nebulizer treatments and rest, we are happy to say that she has fully recovered. She is now in search of her forever home. If you are looking for a middle-aged (7- to 8-year-old) love who enjoys the company of people and other dogs and would do anything for treats, check out our chocolate diva. She will melt your heart like a sweet Hershey’s kiss. Meet Gesa here.