Aug 27, 2018

Meet Some of the Pets Your Donation Helped!

Heidi
Heidi

Your donation to the Petfinder Foundation's Emergency Medical Fund has helped save countless homeless pets from pain and possible euthanasia! Here are just a few helped by the fund in recent months:

Heidi
Heidi arrived at California's Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center as a stray, emaciated and with severe infections in both her ears. Due to the severity and depth of the infections, she had to have her ears ablated, which means the ear canals were completely removed. A Petfinder Foundation grant made this expensive procedure possible. Today, this sweet dog is healing in medical foster care; her foster family plans to adopt her. Read Heidi's story.

Grady
In early March, Equine Aid in Washington was asked to take in a miniature horse. They were shocked to find Grady in terrible condition, his hooves overgrown, his coat matted with burrs and, worst of all, his right eye a sunken hole filled with pus. Our grant enabled the rescue to have the diseased eye removed. Grady recovered quickly and his other conditions were treated. Today, this charming guy is ready for a forever home! Read Grady's story.

Bridgette
City of Elderly Love in Philadelphia rescued Bridgette, an older pit-bull mix who'd been surrendered to Animal Control with a severely broken leg. Thanks to our grant, she received amputation surgery that gave her relief from chronic pain. Bridgette was shy and scared the first couple of weeks in her new foster home, but now that she's no longer in pain, she's opening up, beginning to play, and will soon be spayed and ready for her forever home! Read Bridgette's story.

Bernie
Bernie was brought in to a high-risk shelter with a serious hind-leg injury, a heart murmur and a genetic condition that caused him to be nearly blind. Despite his clearly having had a rough start, Bernie's sweet and mellow personality touched the shelter staff, and they reached out to Calfornia's Saving Grace Rescue to take him in. With help from our grant, Bernie received three needed surgeries and found a forever home with two other rescue cats and a young boy who is his new best friend. Read Bernie's story.

Thank you so much for your generous support, which helped us save these and many other lives!

Grady
Grady
Bridgette
Bridgette
Bernie
Bernie

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May 29, 2018

Abused & Injured, They're SAFE Now Thanks to YOU

Gemma at the vet (l.) and headed to her new home
Gemma at the vet (l.) and headed to her new home

Thank you for your generous support of the Petfinder Foundation's Emergency Medical Fund. Every day, this fund helps save pets who have been terribly abused, injured and neglected, getting them critical medical care so that they can find loving, forever homes.

These are just a few pets helped by your donation recently:

Gemma
In April, the Berea Animal Rescue Fund in Ohio received a call that a puppy had been brought into a local vet’s office after a family member strangled her for having an accident in the house. The puppy was close to death and the family, unwilling to pay for her treatment, wanted to have her euthanized. Berea ARF rescued the pup and, with help from a Petfinder Foundation grant, got Gemma the x-rays, oxygen therapy, and antibiotics she needed to survive. Gemma made a full recovery and was adopted by her loving foster mom. Read her full story.

Rosie
Our grant to New Leash on Life USA in Pennsylvania provided much-needed relief to Rosie, whose ears had been crudely and cruelly cropped and stitched with fishing wire before she ended up at a crowded Philadelphia shelter. Despite regular cleaning, Rosie's ears were chronically inflamed and infected due to fluid trapped within scar tissue. Surgery removed her remaining ear tissue, and Rosie is now pain-free, recovering well and serving as the organization's ambassador dog, teaching children and adults about dogs' resilient spirits. Read Rosie's story.

Fonzie
The 3-month-old beagle was found in a cemetery, where he'd been living for at least two weeks, abandoned with a badly broken hind leg. Forever Friends Humane Society in Oklahoma picked him up and, thanks to a Petfinder Foundation grant, was able to bring him to the vet for surgery immediately. Fonzie was quickly adopted and his new family followed all his recovery instructions. He now leads a normal, happy life with a wonderful family that loves him dearly! Read his full story.

Daryl
In January, a good Samaritan came across a stray cat who'd been hit by a car and was badly injured, a bone protruding from his hind leg. His rescuer took him to Pets Alive in Middletown, N.Y., which immedately brought him to a veterinary hospital. Sadly, Daryl had a compound fracture and doctors could not save his leg, but thanks to a Petfinder Foundation grant, he got the surgery he needed. He made a full recovery and soon captured the heart of a family, who report that he's a playful and energetic companion, "even with just three legs!" Read Daryl's story.

So many pets like these can only get a chance at happy lives with expensive medical intervention, and your donations make these treatments possible. Thank you again for helping the most vulnerable homeless pets.

Rosie before her surgery (l.) and after
Rosie before her surgery (l.) and after
Fonzie after surgery (l.) and with his new mom
Fonzie after surgery (l.) and with his new mom
Daryl after surgery (l.) and with his new mom
Daryl after surgery (l.) and with his new mom

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Feb 28, 2018

These Pets Are Happy & Healthy - Thanks to YOU!

Shadow was emaciated and nearly hairless
Shadow was emaciated and nearly hairless

Thank you for your donation to the Petfinder Foundation's Emergency Medical Fund! Our grants are often the difference between life and death for homeless pets with medical conditions that render them unadoptable. Here are just a few of the pets who were helped thanks to donors like you:

Shadow
When the schnauzer mix arrived at Broome County Humane Society in New York State, she was emaciated, infested with fleas and parasites, and nearly hairless. Our grant got her on the road to healing, and her loving foster mom, who saw Shadow through her rehabilitation, has decided to adopt her! Read Shadow's story.

Martha
The sweet 3-year-old stray was found by Animal Control with multiple pellet wounds to her face. Rescued by Half the Way Home cat rescue in Georgia, her face continued to swell even after the pellets had been removed. Our grant helped pay for her testing and care; today she is doing much better and will never know suffering again. Read Martha's story.

Wesley
Bred for racing, the greyhound injured a growth plate in his right tibia as a puppy and grew up with a deformed leg. His owner realized Wesley would never race and asked Ohio's American Lurcher Rescue Project to find him a good home. Our grant helped pay for surgery and Wesley is now recovering, with several families hoping to adopt him. Best of all, he'll soon be running on all fours for the first time in his life. Read Wesley's story.

Diesel
Diesel's owners left him outside for over a week while they were out of town. Scared and alone, the young border collie mix jumped a 30' wall and shattered his right rear leg and left front leg. When his owners found out what happened, they refused to pay his veterinary bills and surrendered him to St. Louis Senior Dog Project, where he underwent surgery and extensive physical therapy. Our grant funded a custom orthopedic brace that finally lets the energetic pup go for the long walks he loves. Read Diesel's story.

Your donations help us ease these and many other pets' suffering. From all of us at the Petfinder Foundation, thank you for everything you do to help pets in need.

Martha had been shot in the face with a BB gun
Martha had been shot in the face with a BB gun
Wesley will soon be walking on all four legs!
Wesley will soon be walking on all four legs!
Therapy and a brace are helping Diesel walk again
Therapy and a brace are helping Diesel walk again

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