Congratulations to Dutchess County SPCA, they are a grant recipient from the 2014 Adopt-a-Pet.com 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! Here’s their grant application how this grant will change the life of a pet or pets in their care. Don’t miss the update at the end that they sent us after receiving the grant too!
Dutchess County SPCA, Inc.
Hyde Park, NY 12538
VETERINARY CARE FUND GRANT APPLICATION
A $500 Veterinary Care Fund grant will allow Tigress to have surgery to remove her damaged right eye. Tigress is a 6-week old kitten. She and her sibling were rescued this week by our Humane Law Enforcement Team. Both had severe, untreated infections. Her sibling died upon arrival at the shelter but our tough little Tigress is doing well. She receives antibiotics twice a day. It will be another 6-7 weeks before she has gained enough weight for us to remove her damaged eye. We will keep her in our medical clinic, provide antibiotics and help her regain her strength until she is ready for the surgery. Once she has recovered she will be available for adoption. Your gift will relieve the discomfort she feels now and allow her to lead a normal, happy life in her new home.
A $1,000 Veterinary Care Fund grant will save Jewels’ life. She is a 5-year-old Dutchess Tuxedo cat who was just diagnosed as suffering from hyperthyroidism. Jewels is ravenous all the time, eating every 30 minutes or so. She is losing weight and will continue to deteriorate without surgery. She needs to have both of her thyroid glands removed in two separate surgeries so that she can regain her health. We predict it will take her one month to fully recover from the first surgery before we can perform the second one. Her two surgeries together will cost over $1,000. The DCSPCA is covering her other medical expenses such as for testing and monitoring. These surgeries are expected to help her lead a normal, active life.
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From: Dutchess County SPCA
Date: Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 5:22 AM
Subject: Follow up report from DCSPCA
We truly appreciate the Adopt-a-Pet grant we received to help Tigress and Jewels. Here is a little update on their health and the progress we are making towards getting them adopted.
Tigress – We healed her eye infection without needing to perform surgery on her. She has nearly achieved enough weight gain to allow us to perform her spay surgery. She is a loving, active kitten who should be available for adoption next month. We know she will bring tremendous joy to her forever family.
Jewels – We removed the first of Jewels’ thyroid glands and are helping her to heal from that surgery. Recovery takes about one month. When she is ready, our medical team will remove the second thyroid gland. We are monitoring her health and are pleased by her progress so far.
To learn more about Purina’s support of animal welfare organizations around the U.S., and to see if you are eligible, visit www.purinashelterchampions.com