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Mobile County Humane Society, DBA Krewe de Rescue: Grant Report

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

The $1,000 grant was used to pay for the cost of vetting. Prior to adoption, all of our dogs receive age-appropriate vaccines, are spayed or neutered and microchipped. Puppies receive a minimum of two rounds of vaccines. They may receive three rounds if they are still in foster homes. We use three different veterinarians, but the average cost of vetting is $150 per puppy.

The grant helped Krewe de Rescue by allowing us to pay the vet bill for eight dogs. Of those eight, six have been adopted and two are still in a foster home. We receive requests for assistance almost daily. We can only help if we have funds to pay for vetting.

How many pets did this grant help?

We were able to pay all or part of the vet bill for eight dogs.

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

Polly (first and second photos) was pulled from a local high-intake shelter. She was scheduled to be euthanized because of a skin condition. The skin condition turned out to be a flea allergy. Polly was treated with 10 days of antibiotics and was adopted eight weeks later. Vanilla Bean (third and fourth photos) was found in a landfill. A man working picked her up and begged for assistance on Facebook. Krewe de Rescue took her, then went back to look for her mom. We ended up with four more puppies plus mom. Mom was transferred to another rescue, and three of Vanilla Bean’s siblings were adopted before we received the grant. Vanilla Bean broke with parvo, so she and her brother Turmeric did not receive vaccines or get spayed or neutered until they were well. They have both since found forever homes.

We received a request for help with four puppies and their mom who were found as strays. The finder agreed to foster. Three of the puppies have been adopted and one will be transferred to a Northern rescue, but the mom, Daisy (fifth photo), is still available for adoption. Meet Daisy: