Jan 29, 2021

Your Donation Helped Cruelty Victim Thora

Thora is happy and healthy today
Thora is happy and healthy today

Your donation to the Petfinder Foundation's Emergency Medical Fund helps pets in need of lifesaving medical treatment, who are suffering terribly as a result of illness, injury, or, as in Thora's case, abuse.

A Horrible Injury
Thora was seized in a felony animal-cruelty case in July 2020. She had a severe burn on her back. The burn was maggot-infested, infected and could be smelled from over 10 feet away. Thora was likely to die from sepsis within days.

Rescued Just In Time
The puppy owes her life to Farmville, North Carolina, Animal Control Officer Katie Tetterton, who rescued her after hearing about a dog who'd been badly burned, but whose owner refused to get her veterinary care.

Lifesaving Care
Thora was immediately rushed to Points East vet in Wilson, N.C., for treatment. Her infected wounds were cleaned and she eventually received her vaccinations and a spay. Officer Tetterton applied for our Emergency Medical Grant to help fund her care.

A Loving Foster Home
Thora spent the night at the emergency vet receiving treatment and was later placed in foster care with a Farmville police officer. That officer fell in love with her and plans to adopt her once the cruelty case has been resolved.

Your Donation Made a Difference
"As an Animal Control Officer, my daily goal is to ensure the health and well-being of any animal in my jurisdiction," Tetterton says. "Having this grant enabled us to pay for the necessary medical treatment without our general fund for our shelter animals being affected."

Thank you so much for helping pets in need!

Thora when she was rescued
Thora when she was rescued
Thora's foster dad loves and plans to adopt her
Thora's foster dad loves and plans to adopt her

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Oct 1, 2020

You helped these sick or injured pets during Covid

Maximus was stabbed repeatedly by his owner.
Maximus was stabbed repeatedly by his owner.

Adoption groups have seen an increase in sick and injured pets during Covid because their owners cannot afford to care for them and/or are facing eviction and homelessness. Your donation to the Petfinder Foundation helps them. Here are just a few examples:

Maximus
Maximus was stabbed repeatedly by his owner and was not expected to live. Thanks to our grant to Denison Animal Welfare Group in Texas, he was pulled him from a local shelter, received the vet care he needed, and went to a loving, forever home once his body and his heart had healed.

Knox
Knox was found by a good Samaritan. The tiny kitten was inflamed, red and itching, most of his body covered in flea scabs and sores. Our grant to TLC Animal Refuge in Kentucky helped him get treated and sent to a foster home to heal. He's since been adopted and is living his best life.

Little Trooper
A tiny terrier mix, Little Trooper was hit by a car and left by the side of the road with internal injuries and a leg injury. Thanks to our grant to Illinois' Fetching Tails Foundation, he recovered in a veterinary hospital and has been adopted by a family that will continue to help him thrive.

Blossom
Twelve-year-old Blossom was abandoned in South Florida. She was deaf and had an enlarged heart, cataracts, and a uterine infection that required emergency surgery. Our grant enabled Poodle and Pooch Rescue of Florida to get her the care she needed, and she was adopted by a family that fell in love with this sweet senior.

Your support helped save these lives. Please help us save more pets like them!

Knox was covered in bloody scabs from flea bites.
Knox was covered in bloody scabs from flea bites.
Little Trooper was hit by a car and left to die.
Little Trooper was hit by a car and left to die.
Blossom was abandoned at age 12, sick and deaf.
Blossom was abandoned at age 12, sick and deaf.
Jun 5, 2020

Helping Homeless Pets During Covid

Trixie's badly broken leg was amputated
Trixie's badly broken leg was amputated

During the Covid crisis, many animal shelters and rescue groups have seen an increase in people wanting to foster pets -- but they've also seen a drop in donations, shelter closures, and the cancellation of adoption events. At the same time, pet intake has remained steady or increased.

We've helped 545 adoption groups (and counting) with Covid-relief grants, and many have used the funds to care for sick, injured and abused homeless pets. Here are just a few examples.

Trixie
Trixie found herself in a Texas shelter with a femur that was broken in two. She was pulled by Texas Humane Heroes and, with help from our grant, had her injured leg amputated. After her surgery, she spent a month in foster care and quickly learned how to walk on three legs. Within three days of being available for adoption, she found her forever home! Read her full story here.

Sadie
Sadie and her puppies were rescued from a hoarding situation by Puppy Dog Ranch in New Mexico.The dogs were close to dying of malnutrition. Sadie needed emergency surgery to remove a towel that was twisted around her intestines. Our grant purchased food for all 32 dogs in the rescue's care while food deliveries were delayed due to Covid. Sadie is recovering and her pups have been adopted! Read her full story here.

Bandit
Now nine weeks old, Bandit and his four siblings were left in a container at 1 day old. Indiana's Barkers and Whiskers rescued them and bottle-fed them around the clock. Despite the odds, they all thrived. Our grant was used to spay and neuter the litter of five kittens, and to make sure they're fully vaccinated before they're adopted. Read Bandit's full story here.

Nicky
Nicky was found by a good citizen who thought his bottom jaw was missing. His rescuers at Animal Aid of Tulsa learned that it had actually deteriorated, possibly due to poor nutrition. He was also suffering from a terrible skin condition and grossly overgrown nails. Thanks to our grant, the shelter was able to take Nicky in and get him cleaned up and on the road to recovery. Read his fully story here.

We are only able to help these pets thanks to your support. Your donations save their lives. Thank you for all you do to help pets in need.

Sadie when she was rescued (left) and today
Sadie when she was rescued (left) and today
Bandit was abandoned when he was just one day old
Bandit was abandoned when he was just one day old
Nicky's jaw had deteriorated and he had awful skin
Nicky's jaw had deteriorated and he had awful skin
 
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