Thank you for donating to the Petfinder Foundation's Emergency Medical Fund! Your gift has helped pets like Emma, a 10-week-old rabbit who was scheduled for euthanasia at a municipal shelter because of her overgrown teeth.
Emma was born with a pronounced underbite that caused her incisors to not to align and grind down properly. As a result, her teeth became so overgrown that they touched her nose, and prevented her from eating.
She was pulled from the shelter by The Bunny Trail Rabbit Rescue in Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA. A Petfinder Foundation Emergency Medical Grant helped The Bunny Trail pay for surgery to remove Emma's overgrown teeth.
Emma got her surgery and has been thriving ever since. She can now eat freely on her own and is enjoying all the love and attention she receives. She will be spayed this month and then she'll be ready for her forever family!
Thank you so much for helping Emma and other homeless pets!
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.
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.
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