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A Taste of Heaven Sanctuary, Inc.: Emergency Medical Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Cherry-eye resolution for Teddy.

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

Teddy needed a simple eye surgery to improve his adoption prospects. But $300 would have been a drain on our budget for providing ongoing medical care to our existing pets. This grant enabled our organization to save Teddy and provide the surgery he needed, which resulted in his adoption!

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

In March 2019, Teddy was picked up by the local Animal Control as a stray. He had a cherry eye, which deterred any interest in his adoption. The local animal shelter does not provide “cosmetic” medical services, and he was deemed expendable. A Taste of Heaven Sanctuary believed Teddy deserved a full life and it was shameful that no one was interested in him because of a simple cherry eye. Therefore, we rescued him and applied for a grant from the Petfinder Foundation. Thanks to the Petfinder Foundation grant, Teddy’s cherry eye was removed and he was quickly adopted!

A Taste of Heaven Sanctuary, Inc.: Senior Pet Adoption Grants Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Medical treatment for one dog (Dakota):
Ruptured eye removal
Spay
Ovariohysterectomy
Teeth cleaning
Urinalysis
Associated prescriptions

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

A Taste of Heaven Sanctuary is a small rescue with limited funds dependent on donations. This grant enabled us to save Dakota from [an open-admission] shelter and provide all the medical treatment she needed.

How many pets did this grant help?

One

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

Here is a summary of Dakota’s journey to finding a new home: Dakota was found in a crate outside at the Charles City County Animal Shelter with the note, “Found on Route 5 at Route 618.” She did not have any identification. She was very friendly, thin and appeared to have a eye rupture. The county shelter is [an open-admission] shelter. A Taste of Heaven Sanctuary saw the love of life in her and knew she had a lot to give anyone who was willing to help her. We also tested her for heartworms, and she was positive. This did not deter us.

We rescued her and, with the Petfinder Foundation’s grant, she received all the immediate medical care she needed. While she is heartworm-positive, we chose the slow method of removal due to her age. When she was spayed, it was found she also needed a hysterectomy, which was unknown at the time of grant request.

Dakota is still searching for her forever home. She experiences separation anxiety and will require a home that accommodates her special needs. Dakota will be perfect in a home with retired caregiver(s) or another environment where a member of the family is home the majority of the day. Until she finds that home, she is safe here at A Taste of Heaven Sanctuary enjoying life with our other residents. Meet Dakota: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/41033373