Furry Friends Receives Emergency Medical Grant

Furry Friends, Vancouver, has received a $1000 Emergency Medical grant from the Petfinder Foundation. The Petfinder Foundation Emergency Medical grant program is used to assist Petfinder members who are caring for a pet that needs special life-saving veterinary care in order to become adoptable.

This generous award is for the medical expenses incurred after Maggie, a sweet, loving, one-year-old orange tabby, was rescued. This petite cat suffered from neglect and severe respiratory symptoms. After three rounds of antibiotics did not alleviate her breathing problems, Maggie was taken to a specialist that surgically removed a one-inch nasal polyp from her tiny nose. Her veterinarian bills were quite high and we greatly appreciate receiving the grant from Petfinder. Maggie is now healthy and breathing normally. She has just been adopted and is keeping her new forever family entertained with her purrs and playful antics.

The Petfinder.com Foundation assists the 12,000+ animal shelters and rescue groups that post their adoptable pets on Petfinder.com. A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, the Petfinder Foundation helps adoption organizations find homes for the pets in their care through its Sponsor A Pet, Disaster Fund, Quality of Life and other programs. Since its founding in 2003, the Petfinder Foundation has given more than $20 million in cash and product grants to shelters and rescue groups in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Furry Friends posts its adoptable pets at www.petfinder.com/shelters/WA12.html.