Success Story: Kat

Success Story: Kat

A homeless woman has been living in her RV with no power or water in Sacramento, CA for many years. She is disabled, living on SSI and food stamps. She parks on streets where she feels safe. Kat has been her companion and protection for 11 years. Kat is a German Shepard Mix. The woman called Feeding Pets of the Homeless® after finding us on the internet.
Kat had been involved in a hit-and-run car accident. She thought Kat had internal bleeding and a broken leg and suffered for three days before she reached out for help. We approved an exam at a partner veterinary hospital. The veterinarian diagnosed several fractures in Kat that required an exam, x-rays and sedation. She was sent home with pain medication. We contributed $703 for this treatment. He also gave a referral for possible neurological issues at the follow-up visit with a possibility of tail amputation. He believed this would be a $6,000 surgery.
Feeding Pets of the Homeless approved the follow-up exam at another partner veterinarian.
Kat’s tail condition was further evaluated and we also provided funding for vaccinations and worm prevention. We contributed $407. The veterinarian provided an estimate for the tail amputation with a low estimate of $1,518. We partnered with the Chester Foundation to pledge the remaining amount for the surgery.

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