Paws for Life Rescue: Emergency Medical Grant
What was the money or product used for?

The grant was used to help with the very high medical bills (over $2,200) for a cat requiring eye surgery.

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

The generosity of the Petfinder Foundation helps us continue to save more lives and ensures the health and care of adoptable pets.

How many pets did this grant help?

One cat

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

After successful surgery to remove a ruptured eye, Veronica (renamed Kiwi) was adopted by her foster family! Here is their story: "She was the perfect addition to our home. Only having one eye hasn't slowed her down one bit. She loves shoulder rides, so much so that she's always trying to climb up my husband. When she was small, she liked to sleep on my husband's face at night. Now she weighs 9 lbs. and I'm happy to report that she never grew out of that habit :) Her favorite toy in the world is a little spring that she will chase around our wood floors for hours. She has even learned to fetch. We recently found that she LOVES to watch the TV show Planet Earth. She will sit on the couch and binge watch Planet Earth on Netflix. Unfortunately, in December the vet found that her lymphoma (the root cause for her eye issue) had spread to a few lymph nodes and her spleen. Kiwi is now going through chemotherapy treatment and is responding exceptionally well."