Vet Care

Grass Roots Rescue provides veterinary care for the pets of people with limited income.  Your donations have enabled us to provide $15,000 worth of vet care to dogs and cats since GRR was started in August 2013.   That is in addition  to the the vet care that we provided for GRR dogs and cats before they are adopted.   Your donations make this all possible.

The state’s Spay & Neuter Program provides low-cost spay and neuter services to cats and dogs of income eligible applicants. Those who are eligible may have up to three pets spayed or neutered every fiscal year for $20 each.  So please check out the state web site before applying to GRR.    If you need help with a stray cat, please check the state’s info on Found/Stray Cats.

If you need help with your pet’s veterinary care, please fill out our medical assistance form or email karli@grrde.org.

We can’t help every animal, but we do what we can, one animal at a time.  Your donations make the difference!  Here are some stories of animals helped by GRR.  

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Patches
A man said he would shoot this kitten to “put out of her misery.”  Melissa rescued the kitten, whom she named Patches, took her home, and tried to find a group to help with vet care for her, as she describes below.

The vet believes this poor girl was run over and because of this, her leg was broken at the shoulder and twice at her knee, and she sustained injuries to her head, neck, and eye.   Here is Melissa’s story of what happened:   “To everyone at Grass Root Rescue you are wonderful!! I had my back against the wall when I took in a little kitten that had been injured and where she was at the person was going to shoot her so that she wouldn’t suffer anymore. I couldn’t let that happen! More about how Melissa found GRR and how Patches is doing

Diamond’s story, as told by his Mom
diamond - medical assistance GRR“My six month old rescue dog Diamond in September, 2014 became very sick and we immediately took her to a local pet ER and was charged some $255.00. We took her back home and she did not get any better!! Within 48 hours her situation became worse, she was deathly sick and at this point we had no more money!!  Funds were very tight and limited but there was no way I could watch my dog die without trying everything I could to save her. I searched the internet and found multiple listing of emergency pet funds but had no luck! ”
More about Diamond

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Here’s Moo’s story from his new Mom, Suzanne
“GRR Saved the Day  Moo is healthy and happy and warm all because of the help of Grass Roots Rescue ! After I brought him in from outside he and my other 2 cats got along great but my girl cat began to get very ill , the vet said the new kitty may have been the reason and he needed to be tested ! I didn’t have the funds to do that so I reached out to GRR and they stepped right up and paid for the visit and testing for Moo ! Moo is a healthy baby who just had a cold and shared it with my other cats ! Moo and all my animals are healthy and happy thanks to GRR! They are an awesome organization!!!”

scooter the catScooter’s story, as told by Brook
“This is Scooter. He is 8. Too young  and loved too much to be facing euthanization. He has been my sidekick for 7 years. However on Christmas Eve, Scooter, who is strictly an indoor cat, was somehow terribly injured on his right shoulder. He used to enjoy tearing and ripping around under our sofabed. My best guess is that he got caught on a thick spring or a large upholstery staple. Anyhow, his shoulder was ripped open to the bone. I called several vets and got estimates and there was no way I could afford to pay for Scootys surgery.  I couldn’t even afford to put the poor guy to sleep.  More about Scooter and how Brook found GRR

Brady, as told by his Mom, EV
Just updating you. You played a very important role in prolonging Bradys life for 5 months. He passed back in September. I will never forget what u did for him and I.  Please, if there is anything I could ever help your organization with, please contact me. I’d like to give back.

More stories about dogs and cats who wouldn’t have gotten vet care without GRR: Animals Helped

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15 thoughts on “Vet Care

  1. Kelly Jackson

    I just got a puppy. Not sure how old she is. Possibly only 6 weeks. I need her to have her set of shots and a check up

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  2. Tara

    Hello,

    I think my 1 year old pitbull is starting to get an ear infection. I constantly have to clean out his ears… He is always shaking his head to try and get the water out. I tried ears drops but they havent been working. Please email me Tarahiddemen@gmail.com

    Thank you
    Tara

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  3. Catherine Garneski

    Hello, I have a rescue dog. He has two bad teeth. His teeth were not good when i got him. He was abused by other dogs. His eye teeth are broken off, and two bad teeth at he bottom of his mouth. He has been swelling around his mouth and eye. I thought it was an allergy to something. I am giving him benydryl , it takes the swelling down for a while. I am applying warm compresses also. Lately , it is happening every two or three days. My vet. quoted $200.00 just to sedate him and check out his mouth. I am 69 years old ,,and on alimited income. I work part time and am retired with only social security. no retirement or savings. Can you help me?? I am worried about Bear. He has been through enough, I love him, and I want to help him be healthy. Thank you Catherine G . I called Delaware Human Association they can not help me.

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    1. kristin

      I am new to Delaware and have just adopted\saved a pregnant akita, husky, pitbull mix. Due to the move I have no funds until the beginning of next month as i just this week started my new job. The home I rescued her from let her become infested with fleas. I have gotten rid of most of them but her behind is raw and scabbed up, and I am concerned for the health of her and they babies as I know fleas can lead to worms etc. I’m not sure exactly how far along she is but I’m afraid that she looks very close and I would hate for the babies to be born ill

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  4. Bridget

    I’m so happy to have found your organization. I have just rescued a kitten from a transfer station; I feel in the nick of time. She is five months old and needs to be spayed as soon as possible. This past Wednesday, I took her out of there and went straight to the vet in Salisbury. Her medical expenses are going to be very, very difficult for me. This was a totally unexpected rescue, but I felt I had to do it. Please help!

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  5. JOHN NEWSOME

    ME AND MY WIFE ARE ON SOCIAL SECURITY AND LIKE OTHERS WE ARE HAVING A HARD TIME TO GIVE OUR 3 LITTLE DATCHUNDS PROPER HEALTH CARE-ONE IS A MALE THAT NEEDS MEDICAL HELP- HE HAS ALL OF A SUDDEN BECOME LIFELESS- HE HAS NO ENERGY- HURTS TO THE TOUCH- A VET TOLD US HE HAS ARTHRITUS-GAVE US MEDICINE BUT IT HAS NOT HELPED- WE KEEP HIM IN OUR BED AND WE ARE VERY CLOSE TO ALL 3-WE CANNOT PAY THE COST OF FINDING OUT WHAT IS REALLY WRONG WITH HIM- THE TEST ARE JUST TOO MUCH- PLZ HELP US- MY PHONE NUMBER IS 302-751-1008-I THANK YOU VERY MUCH–JOHN NEWSOME

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  6. JOHN NEWSOME

    I FORGOT TO PUT MY EMAIL IN MY LAST POST FOR HELP WITH OUR DATSCHUND MALE DOG-WE CAN NOT AFFORD THE TESTS TO FIND OUT WHAT IS WRONG WITH HIM–HE IS LIFELESS- THIS HAPPENED ALL OF A SUDDEN- HE USED TO BE SO PLAYFUL- NOW HE JUST SLEEPS- MY EMAIL IS HAGBLAY@COMCAST.NET

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  7. Lisa Arnold

    I have your application but don’t no how to get it to you I was hoping that information would be on the application please contact me so I can no where to send it or if you have a Fax number that would be even better thank you LA

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  8. JOHN NEWSOME

    I WENT TO DONATE TO YOUR ORG. AND I COULD GET A PLACE TO DONATE RIGHT AWAY, BUT WHEN I FILLED THE APPLICATION OUT FOR HELP THERE WAS NO ADDRESS FOR GETTING THIS SO CALL HELP.

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  9. Nadia oliveras

    Hi, I’m nadia and my kitten of only 3 days passed away today. The kitten only had 3 legs when he was born and I tried everything I could to help him stay alive. Since I could not take the kitten to the vet to get fixed I was going to take him to the SPCA and ask them to fix him and find him a forever home with someone who could take care of and understand a cat with disability, but he didn’t make it. I own both parents of the kitten and would like to get them spayed and neutered as soon as possible so that there is no possiblity of this same situation happening again. PLEASE, if you could, contact me.
    My email is nadia.oliveras4395@gmail.com
    Thank you so much

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