North Beach PAWS: Emergency Medical Grant
What was the money or product used for?

We are very grateful to the Petfinder Foundation for sponsoring dental surgery for Bugatti, the tuxedo cat. The surgery went well and without a hitch. Bugatti was placed in foster care until he recovered, then returned to the shelter. His fine ways and lovely temperament made him a favorite. He has since been adopted and placed in a loving home.

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

The grant paid for dental surgery. Bugatti was spared a significant amount of pain. In addition, the intervention helped him return to being the sweet, loving cat that he was before the constant pain -- in other words, the intervention made him adoptable.

How many pets did this grant help?

One. It saved his life and allowed him to be adopted.

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

After months of being in pain, which made him reclusive and ill-tempered, Bugatti was surrendered by his original family to NB PAWS. With the Petfinder Foundation's support, NB PAWS took Bugatti to the vet, who recommended dental surgery. Bugatti got the dental surgery he so desperately needed. He immediately returned to being the friendly, sweet cat he had been before he got ill. Bugatti was placed in foster care until he was fully recovered. Once he came back to the shelter, he became a favorite of the Cat Cuddler and many visitors. Bugatti has been adopted and found a loving home. We are all very pleased with the outcome. The photo is of Bugatti with his new mom.