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Emergency Grant Saves Local Stray

The St.Joseph Animal Shelter has a large variety of dogs waiting to be adopted into forever homes, but very few are as lucky as the heeler-mix named Beau.

Posted: Feb. 8, 2018 12:00 PM

The St. Joseph Animal Shelter has a large variety of dogs waiting to be adopted into forever homes, but very few are as lucky as the heeler-mix named Beau.

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Beau came into the care of St. Joseph Animal Shelter in early January when he was found with a broken leg and had to be rushed into a local veterinarian for immediate care.

The Friends of the St. Joseph Animal shelter applied for a grant to help the stray get a surgery he desperately needed. The shelter received a $400 Emergency Medical Grant from the PetFinder Foundation to help cover the cost of Beau’s surgery.

“We were very luck and were able to receive the grant money from the amazing PetFinder Foundation. We did receive donations from community members as well for Beau’s surgery,” Human Educator Jenna Keys said.

Thanks to donations from the community and the grant from the Petfinder Foundation, Beau is making a healthy recovery after two surgeries on his leg. Due of the nature of Beau’s injury, he does not qualify for the Puppies for Parole program and will going to live with a foster family while he heals.

“He’s a very sweet boy, we are looking forward to getting him into a foster home, getting him healed up and getting him up for adoption as soon as the vet releases him,” Keys said.

Shelter officials are seeking a family to take care of Beau for 6-8 weeks while his leg heals. Once Beau has made a full recovery, he will be up for adoption at the shelter.

For information on fostering Beau or making a donation to the animal shelter, contact
Jenna Keys at jkeyes@stjoemo.org.

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