Sep 23, 2021

Your Donation Helped Pets Like Pixie

Pixie is happy and healthy today
Pixie is happy and healthy today

Your donation to the Petfinder Foundation's Emergency Medical Fund helped pets like Pixie, who suffered a lifetime of mistreatment before she was rescued.

Here's her story, as told by RSQ Dogs+ in St. George, Utah, which received an Emergency Medical Grant from the Petfinder Foundation to care for her:

A Rough Beginning
"RSQ Dogs+ is often contacted to assist other agencies with medical cases. Adoptable Pixie had a rough life. She didn’t even have to tell us. She came to us from the Iron County shelter because she needed medical attention.

"She had scars on her body, her canine teeth were filed down or broken off, and her tongue was split down the middle. These past injuries could have been due to a number of things but are consistent with what we see with dogs who were used as bait dogs."

The Care She Needed
"Regardless of her past and what she might have been through, we believed she deserved the best care and a loving home that would spoil her rotten for the rest of her days. She had two masses removed, dental extractions, and was spayed."

A New Beginning
"Pixie fully recovered from her surgeries and became a failed foster. Her foster family fell in love with her right away and immediately adopted her.

"Her adopter tells us, 'Pixie has brought a lot of joy to my life in a short amount of time. She has inspired me to be more resilient.

" 'She has gone through countless trials and still proceeds with life as if none of them had ever happened. She is the sweetest dog and I cannot imagine my life without her happy spirit!' ”

It's donors like you who make happy endings like Pixie's possible. Thank you from all of us at the Petfinder Foundation!

Pixie arrived in rescue with multiple injuries
Pixie arrived in rescue with multiple injuries
Her adopter says Pixie bring her so much joy
Her adopter says Pixie bring her so much joy

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Jun 1, 2021

Thank You for Helping Pets Like Barley!

Barley
Barley

Your support of the Petfinder Foundation's Emergency Medical Fund helps pets like Barley, who was found as a stray in Philadelphia with an injured leg. But what seemed straightforward turned into a much more complicated, and alarming, case.

Barley's Rescue
"Barley was brought to Philadelphia's animal-control shelter, and needed diagnostics and care beyond their resources. As that shelter's largest lifesaving partner, Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) was called upon to transfer her in," says PAWS Grants Manager Sara Schoenleber.

An Unexpected Emergency
"We rescued her, x-rayed her leg to rule out a fracture, and scheduled her for a routine spay. Halfway through her spay surgery, her situation turned critical: Barley's blood wasn't coagulating properly, and she was hemorrhaging into her abdomen.

"It became clear that she needed emergency intervention to survive, so we rushed her to Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center. After an additional surgery, 48 hours of round-the-clock care, and multiple plasma transfusions to give her body what it needed to clot, Barley pulled through and was soon stable enough to begin recuperating in a foster home.

A Shocking Discovery
"Barley recently hit another roadblock when her injured leg took a turn for the worse. Our veterinary staff operated immediately and discovered a rubber band wrapped around her leg bone that was so deeply embedded, her skin had completely healed over it.

Finding a Forever Home
"In foster care, Barley continued her journey of healing as we learned more about her coagulative disorder and possible long-term effects of her leg injury. Once she was ready for adoption, we listed her on Petfinder and she soon found a loving home with adopter Francis.

"Francis says: 'Thank you so much for introducing me to Barley and letting me bring her home. I've never received so many puppy kisses! Made her a fancy dinner and now it's time to get her acclimated. Thank you for introducing us! You have no idea how much this has changed my life.'"

Thank you for helping us help pets like Barley!

Recovering from surgery
Recovering from surgery
Adopted!
Adopted!

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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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