Thank you for your generous support of the Petfinder Foundation! Your contribution to our Emergency Medical Fund is helping pets like Lucy.
This adorable couch potato was rescued from a Texas shelter by Rudy's Rescue in Weatherford, TX.
An 8-year-old corgi mix, Lucy had been surrendered to the shelter because her owner, an elderly gentleman, could not afford to care for a large mass on her leg caused by an infected hair follicle. The vet he had taken her to had told him the only thing left to do for her was to amputate.
Rudy's Rescue President Deirdra Maraist tells us: "After rescuing Lucy from the shelter, we were relieved to know that our vet thought that her leg could be saved. The procedure would not be without risk, but he was very confident.
"Lucy’s surgery was a success. Her recovery was a little slow, but she is now back to normal and her leg is 100% healed.
"Lucy is still available on Petfinder and has not been adopted yet." You can meet Lucy here.
Thank you so much for your generous donation to the Petfinder Foundation's Emergency Medical Fund! Your gift is helping pets get out of shelters and into loving homes. Pets like Pewter, a blind, formerly feral cat.
Rescued from the streets of Oakland, California, Pewter was in terrible pain, his eyes nearly destroyed by infection. Our grant to Feral Change helped fund the surgery he needed to live a pain-free life.
He recovered perfectly, and his dedicated foster mom helped him learn to navigate life as an indoor (and now completely blind) cat. With lots of time - and treats - Pewter learned to trust and accept affection from humans.
According to his foster mom, Pewter transformed from “ultra-fierce to an extra-melty cuddly boy.” Now adopted, he spends time wrestling with his cat brother Tofu, taking baths in front of the fireplace, and purring up a storm.
Thank you, from all of us at the Petfinder Foundation, for helping Pewter and thousands of other deserving pets get the Happy Tails they deserve. To meet more pets helped by donations like yours, please visit us online.
Thank you so much for supporting the Petfinder Foundation's Emergency Medical Fund. Your support helps seriously injured pets such as Julie Andrews, who benefited from our grant to the Humane Society of Bay County, Michigan. This is her story, as told by shelter president Kati Loiselle:
"Earlier this year, Julie Andrews found her way to Animal Control in Genesee County, Michigan. She was picked up as a stray with severe leg injuries, including multiple fractures, and an infected wound from her leg being degloved.
"The shelter that picked Julie up was requesting rescue for medical treatment, which is how we at the Humane Society of Bay County ended up with this sweet soul in our care.
"By the time Julie came to us, her leg was already succumbing to infection and our veterinarian also felt that the leg was broken beyond repair. It was also discovered that Julie was heartworm-positive. It was decided that we would have to risk amputation surgery in order to avoid dangerous infection and to get Julie healthy enough to undergo heartworm treatment.
"The Petfinder Foundation Emergency Medical Grant made Julie’s amputation possible. After the amputation, Julie perked up and we could tell she had regained her zest for life. She was able to begin heartworm treatment a few weeks later.
"Now, Julie is completely healed and has completed her heartworm treatment. Her final heartworm test will be completed on Sept. 19, and as soon as she is cleared, she has a potential adopter ready to meet her and take her home!"
Thank you again for helping shelters save those pets in the greatest need.
When a pet is hurt, it's bad. When he doesn't receive treatment for his injuries, it makes things much worse.
Tiny Beau was attacked by a much-larger dog, damaging his left eye. He received no veterinary care for two weeks and his eye was severely infected by the time he arrived at RSQ in St. George, Utah.
A Petfinder Foundation grant helped cover the cost of medical care for the 10-year-old Maltese-Coton de Tulear mix. Beau underwent several procedures to try to save the eye, but ultimately, it had to be removed.
"During the surgery, the vet found part of the attacking dog’s tooth embedded in one of the wounds," RSQ's Cheryl L. Martin tells us.
In spite of the trauma he'd endured, Beau remained "a lovebug," enjoying belly rubs, walks, and cuddles on the couch.
He fully healed under the loving care of a RSQ volunteer's medical foster home.
"When this volunteer had to go out of town, another volunteer stepped in to dog-sit, immediately fell in love with Beau, and adopted him," Martin says.
She adds: "He is now living his best life in his new fur-ever home, and is living happily with other dogs."
We can help dogs like Beau and many others because of supporters like you. Your donation makes happy "tails" possible for more homeless pets.
Thank you for all that you do to help pets in need.
Your donation to the Petfinder Fountation's Emergency Medical Fund helps injured pets like Pepper, who was found in a creek by a little girl.
Here is her story, as told by Laura Amlong of Franklin County Humane Society in Missouri:
Rescued By a Little Girl
"Pepper was brought to our shelter by a mother and daughter. The 6-year-old girl had been playing near a creek when she surprised her mother by climbing up with a puppy in her arms.
"The pup was about half the size of the child and the little girl was struggling to keep her balance while cradling the baby. They quickly realized the dog had something wrong with her legs."
A Broken Leg and Pelvis
"Our vet partner evaluated the 12-week-old puppy and determined that her left hind femur was broken, as was as her pelvis on the right side.
"Pepper underwent surgery and the femur was successfully repaired via a rod in her leg. This little pup was sweet, patient, and wonderfully easy to work with through all of her medical treatment."
Recovery and Adoption
"Pepper was transferred to a foster home. Her foster family had fostered more than 200 homeless pets, and Pepper was surrounded by love, laughter, and wisdom.
"After our veterinary partner approved Pepper for adoption, she was adopted in August and is now loving life in her new home."
Thank you for making a happy "tail" possible for Pepper and countless other pets like her!
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