Announcing Grant from the American Veterinary Medical Association
Pets4Life Louisville is thrilled to be a recipient of a $5000 grant from the AVMA COVID Relief/Domestic Abuse Grant. The AVMA (The American Veterinary Medical Association) was founded in 1863, is a not-for-profit association representing more than 97,000 veterinarians in the USA. Pets4Life applied for help and was awarded $5000 to help pets in need of medical care. Pets4Life has put these funds to work to help reduce suffering due to pet dental disease. Severe dental disease is one of the most common issues that we see in our pet wellness clinics. Treatment requires anesthesia and dental surgery. Below is an update on some of the pets that have been helped so far with this grant:
Brownie’s Story: Brownie is a 4-year-old Chihuahua that was helped though the AVMA Grant. Brownie had significant dental disease for such a young dog. She needed a dental cleaning with extractions. Unfortunately, her owners were not able to provide the funds for that surgery. Brownie got her wish on November 4rd, 2021. Dr. Keehner and Springhurst Animal Hospital provided free surgery including all extractions and medications. Brownie was the best patient. Brownie did great for her surgery and went home a happy, healthier well-loved dog!
Hershey’s Story: Hershey is a 9-year-old Shih Tzu who had significant dental disease. He needed a dental cleaning with extractions. Unfortunately, his owners were not able to provide the funds for that surgery. Hershey got his wish on November 5rd, 2021, with the help of AVMA grant. Thank you to Dr. Keehner and Springhurst Animal Hospital for providing free surgery including extractions and medications. Hershey was an awesome patient who did great during surgery. This will help Hershey live a pain-free life!
Snuggy’s Story: Snuggy is a 13 year old senior Maltese who was helped with the AVMA grant. Poor Snuggy was suffering with horrible dental disease and needed a dental cleaning with a lot of extractions. Snuggy got relief on November 3rd, 2021, with the help of Dr. Keehner and Springhurst Animal Hospital. Snuggy’s dad was so worried about his surgery that he stayed in the Springhurst parking lot for the entire day in his car waiting for his baby!!! Snuggy did great during surgery and went home with a future life free of dental pain.
Mabel’s Story: Mabel is another pet helped through the AVMA grant. This 11-year-old Coonhound that had significant dental disease as well as an eyelid tumor and several skin tumors. She needed a dental cleaning with extractions and surgery to remove the tumors. Although Mabel’s owners were not able to provide the funds for that surgery, Mabel’s wishes came true on November 15th, 2021, with the help Springhurst and Dr. Keehner who provided surgery including all extractions, tumor removal, injections, and medications. Mabel is the sweetest girl and she did great during the procedures. Now she’s home living her best life!
Sasha’s Story: Little Sasha is a 6-year-old terrier mix that was helped though the AVMA COVID Relief/Domestic Abuse Grant. Sasha came to our clinic where we diagnosed significant dental disease. She needed a dental cleaning with extractions. Unfortunately, her owners were not able to cover the costs of this type of surgery. Once again AVMA, Dr. Keehner and Springhurst came through to make it happen on November 17th, 2021. Sasha is the sweetest girl who completed surgery and went home a happy, and much healthier well-loved dog.
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