Grant Submission: Kentucky Humane Society

Posted by Jennifer on August 23rd, 2011

We’ve received so many wonderful submissions for the Purina Veterinary Diets® $50,000 Veterinary Care Fund! We are so moved by the amazing lengths rescues and shelters go to give homeless pets a chance at getting healthy so they can be adopted – and think you will be too! So we’re sharing some of the submissions, and all of the recipients’ stories here on our Shelter Blog. Here’s how a $2,000 grant would (or, in the case of our recipients, WILL) change the life of a pet or pets in their care:

Kentucky Humane Society
Louisville, KY

As the state’s oldest animal welfare agency and largest adoption agency, the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) cares for over 8,000 dogs and cats each year. Many of the animals brought to our facility are in need of medical care. It is our policy to treat many illnesses and injuries including upper respiratory infection, heartworm and broken legs, among others. From time to time, we receive animals that require extensive care and/or medications that are cost prohibitive.

Attached are pictures of two animals that required care above and beyond regular vaccines and testing. Pyke is a cat who was surrendered to us as a stray with a severely infected leg. The injury appeared to be quite old and our veterinarian was able to remove the leg. Pyke is currently in foster care recovering well. Zach is a dog who was also surrendered to us as a stray with an old injury. One of his front legs was broken and unable to bear weight. Our veterinarian was also able to remove his leg and he was adopted just last week!

The requested funding would help us to offer the medical care that Pyke and Zach received to other animals like them, and to save the lives of animals who require more extensive care.

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