Save Sick, Injured and Abused Homeless Pets!

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Save Sick, Injured and Abused Homeless Pets!
Save Sick, Injured and Abused Homeless Pets!
Save Sick, Injured and Abused Homeless Pets!
Save Sick, Injured and Abused Homeless Pets!
Save Sick, Injured and Abused Homeless Pets!
Save Sick, Injured and Abused Homeless Pets!
Save Sick, Injured and Abused Homeless Pets!
Save Sick, Injured and Abused Homeless Pets!
Save Sick, Injured and Abused Homeless Pets!
Save Sick, Injured and Abused Homeless Pets!
Save Sick, Injured and Abused Homeless Pets!
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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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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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.
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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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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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