Feb 3, 2020

These Pets Are Alive & Thriving Thanks to YOU!

Kariann is happy and healthy today.
Kariann is happy and healthy today.

Thank you so much for donating to the Petfinder Foundation's Emergency Medical Fund. Because of your gift, hundreds of individual pets have been spared terrible suffering, and are instead thriving as healthy and happy members of their adoptive families. Here are just a few of them:

Kariann
This 3-year-old poodle has seen the worst and survived. She came to Florida's Tri-County Animal Rescue from China's Yulin Dog Meat Festival, saved from a meat truck where she was so packed in with other dogs that she broke her leg. Her shattered limb ultimately had to be removed, and our grant help pay for her surgery. Today, Kariann is a happy, loving, and adopted dog! Read her story here.

Ruthie
Ruthie came to Michigan's I Heart Dogs Rescue and Animal Haven from a municipal shelter in Detroit, where a good Samaritan had turned her in after finding her alone, emaciated, and with two broken rear legs. Our grants helped cover her medical costs, and she quickly started to show off a sweet and playful puppy personality. Her foster family adopted her and this resilient, loving puppy got the happily-ever-after she deserved. Read her story here.

Bravo
Bravo was found as a tiny kitten in a mall parking lot, all alone, with horrible infections in both eyes. Our grant helped Ohio's Crazy Cats Animal Rescue get him the medical care he needed, which included the removal of his ruptured eyes. In foster care, he recovered marvelously, and was neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated. Just this past weekend, he was adopted into a loving forever home! Read his story here.

Phossy
Phossy found her way into a trap and ended up at Michigan's Paws for Life. X-ray revealed that she had a shattered leg that needed to be amputated, as well as nose and lip trauma from a bit wound. Our grant helped cover the amputation surgery as well as surgery to repair her damaged nasal passage. After a long recovery, Phossy's foster mom realized she would never be leaving, and today Phossy enjoys her life at home socializing other kittens. Read her story here.

It's unlikely that any of these pets would be living happy, pain-free lives in loving homes without our Emergency Medical Grants, which are only possible thanks to donors like you. Thank you for all that you do to help pets in need!

When rescued, Kariann was filthy and emaciated.
When rescued, Kariann was filthy and emaciated.
Ruthie as an emaciated puppy (left) and today
Ruthie as an emaciated puppy (left) and today
Bravo immediately after surgery (left) and today
Bravo immediately after surgery (left) and today
Phossy had trauma to her lip and nose.
Phossy had trauma to her lip and nose.

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Nov 7, 2019

Here's How Your Donation Makes a Difference

Raina is smiling today thanks to your support
Raina is smiling today thanks to your support

Did you know that, when you donate to the Petfinder Foundation's Emergency Medical Fund, your gift goes entirely toward paying for urgent medical care that prevents homeless pets from being euthanized? Not a penny goes toward our fundraising or administrative costs.

And your gift truly does save lives and stop terrible suffering. Here are just a few of the pets our Emergency Medical Fund has helped in recent weeks:

Raina
This spring, a local veterinary hospital called Save One Soul in Hillview, KY, about a 2-year-old female Lab mix who'd had been hit by a car. She had deep wounds on her hips, a fractured pelvis, a broken ankle, and severe road rash. Her owner could not afford her care, and signed her over to S.O.S. Our grant helped cover Raina's E.R. bill and enabled S.O.S. to get her further treatment for her injuries. Today, she's recovering -- and being spoiled! -- in a loving foster home, and has gone from sad and scared to happy and smiling. Read her full story.

Daisy
A 4-year-old shih tzu, Daisy was found abandoned in a basement, severely matted, injured and crying. When vets at Animal Care Centers of NYC shaved off her matted and dirt-caked fur, they found that her right front paw was missing, leaving her leg bone exposed. Her left paw was also badly damaged. Little Shelter brought her to Long Island, NY, for treatment; our grant funded a custom splint to correct the damage to Daisy's left leg and a prosthetic for her right that allows her to play and live a normal life. She's now healthy and adopted. Read her full story.

Alice
As a tiny kitten, Alice was disoovered underneath a dumpster, both her eyes badly infected. Rescued by Cats Are Us in Clarksville, TN, she was seen by a specialist who determined that she was completely blind and her eyes were causing her great pain. He recommended surgery to remove both eyes immediately. Our grant helped cover the cost of the surgery, and today, Alice is 5 months old and thriving in a loving home. She eats, sleeps, plays, jumps and interacts with her human and feline friends, and her family is thrilled to have her. Read her full story.

Truvy
The 1-year-old shar pei mix was surrendered to Animal Control by her owner and rescued by ARF Texas in Seguin. She had a painful eye disorder called entropion, in which her eyelids rolled in on themselves, causing irritation and swelling. She would constantly paw at her eyes, bump into things and jump if she was touched unexpectedly. Our grant allowed her to get corrective surgery, and she can now see perfectly! Her loving, friendly personality quickly emerged and she has been adopted. Read her full story.

These deserving pets got their happy endings, but many others are still awaiting theirs. Please donate to help us ease their suffering and find them forever homes!

Raina at the vet after she was hit by a car
Raina at the vet after she was hit by a car
Daisy's right paw was missing, her left damaged
Daisy's right paw was missing, her left damaged
Alice is healthy and thriving in her new home
Alice is healthy and thriving in her new home
Truvy's eyesight was restored by her surgery
Truvy's eyesight was restored by her surgery

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Aug 12, 2019

Injured, Neglected, Broken: You Helped Them!

Fender was shot in the leg, the bones shattered
Fender was shot in the leg, the bones shattered

When sick or injured pets arrive at animal shelters, the difference between treatment and euthanasia often comes down to whether the funds are available to provide care. That's where our Emergency Medical Fund -- and your donations -- come in.

Here are some pets your support has helped recently. Please consider donating again to help even more pets in need.

Fender
Fender was found running in traffic on a busy highway in Mexico. Thought to have a broken ankle, he was captured and taken to a local vet, where x-rays revealed he had actually been shot and the bones in his right front leg were shattered. The leg had to be amputated, and our grant helped Rockstar Rescue in Arizona cover the cost. Throughout his ordeal, Fender never stopped wagging his tail, and he remains the gentlest and happiest boy ever. You can meet him here or read his story here.

Rogue
Rogue’s foster mom with Planned PEThood of Georgia knew something wasn’t right. The tiny kitten was having trouble breathing and had to be rushed to the E.R. and placed on oxygen. Her vets soon discovered that Rogue needed a lifesaving surgery to repair a diaphragmatic hernia. With help from our grant, Rogue received the care she needed, made a full recovery, and was adopted! Read her story here.

Freddy
Animal Control brought a little pup to Virginia's Angels of Assisi in March. He was all tail wags, but something wasn't right: His little legs were dense with matted fur, and an awful smell wafted from him. Vets soon discovered that he had such extensive mats on his legs, they had nearly severed his foot. They immediately shaved his filthy fur, treated the infection and, thanks to our support, amputated the damaged leg the next day. The dog, dubbed Freddy, recovered and now has a dad who's head-over-heels in love with him. Read his story here.

Matilda
When she came to Orange Street Cats in Albany, N.Y., Matilda had a huge, gaping wound on her shoulders from a vicious animal attack. She also had a life-threatening uterine infection requiring emergency surgery. Our grant helped cover treatment for both. Matilda recovered beautifully and her sweet, playful, silly personality emerged. She'll soon be available for adoption and will make someone a wonderful, lifelong companion. Read her story here.

These pets received second chances thanks to your support. Please consider donating again so that other pets will too.

Thank you for all that you do to help pets in need!

Rogue needed lifesaving surgery as a tiny kitten
Rogue needed lifesaving surgery as a tiny kitten
Once matted (top), Freddy is now happily adopted!
Once matted (top), Freddy is now happily adopted!
Matilda after surgery (top) and healthy today
Matilda after surgery (top) and healthy today
 
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