: The PEDIGREE Foundation grant we received at Fuzzy Friends Rescue in December 2016 came just in time to literally help save a dog’s life! We pulled Patton, a 95-pound Lab mix, from our local municipal shelter in January, 2017. While still on his quarantine period, our staff came to check in on him one afternoon and found him lethargic and obviously in distress. Patton was rushed to the vet where x-rays revealed his stomach was starting to twist.
Anyone who has ever dealt with bloat know this is an extremely serious situation and immediate surgery is required to save the dog’s life. This surgery is not cheap, but thankfully we had just received our PEDIGREE Foundation grant and didn’t have to waste precious time wondering if we could afford to treat Patton, or worse yet, make the call to euthanize him because we couldn’t afford the surgery.
Patton came through with flying colors! Within a few weeks, he was healthy enough to be out playing with puppies, and just 6 weeks after his life-saving procedure, Patton found his forever home! He has a little Yorkie mix and several human siblings to play with these days, and is living the life of a king!
Emily Hunter, Fuzzy Friends Rescue