Pound Pets, Inc.: Emergency Medical Grant
What was the money or product used for?

The money was used towards Blue's surgery.

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

Blue needed major surgery and therapy afterwards for his back leg. He went through surgery and water therapy for six weeks.

How many pets did this grant help?

One

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

Blue came to us as a stray. At the time he was not using his back leg and we noticed that it had been quite some time, as it was quite noticeable that the muscle mass in one leg was much greater than the one not being used. Blue needed surgery. The end of the femur bone that fit into the hip had died due to trauma. They went in and removed the dead part of the bone with the understanding that the scar tissue would form a "faux" hip joint. One leg would be a little shorter than the other. After surgery, Blue was on crate rest for six weeks; after that he started laser therapy and then water therapy. Blue is no longer available. He was adopted by a medical student. He is finally beginning to develop some muscle mass in his back leg because he is now using it.