Money raised for Grace helps save the life of a puppy

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PETERBOROUGH – In December, when the Peterborough Humane Society asked the community for their support to help raise funds to pay for Grace’s surgery, the 8 month old Chinese Shar Pei, we were overwhelmed by their support. Approximately $10,000 was raised, more than enough to cover Grace’s surgery and the remainder was then placed in the Milo Fund, which was established to help other animals in need of life-saving medical attention.

Recently the Peterborough Humane Society used a portion of that money to help save the life of a three month old puppy.

On Friday, January 21, a three month old black lab named Mika, was surrendered to the Peterborough Humane Society, in need of emergency surgery in order to save her life. Mika came into the shelter in serious distress and extremely underweight. She had not been eating and struggling to keep anything down for several weeks. Unfortunately, the owners could not afford the surgery and had exhausted all their options. It was recommended that they surrender Mika to the Peterborough Humane Society, where she would be taken care of.

Immediately, Mika was taken to a local veterinary clinic where an exploratory surgery was performed. The surgery was to check for a condition in which the intestines telescope into itself, causing gastrointestinal distress and without intervention can be fatal.

Once in surgery, it was discovered that Mika did not have the condition in her intestines, but was diagnosed with a severe life-threatening bacterial infection. Mika was very weak and thin, but made it through the surgery. She is now on medication and a special diet to treat her condition and will require on going attention over the next several weeks. She is expected to make a full recovery.

The Peterborough Humane Society would like to thank everyone in the community who donated to Grace and the Milo Fund. It is because of the community’s awe-inspiring support and generosity that we were able to help save Mika and give her the life that she deserves and continue to help more animals who come into our care.