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Humane Society of Central Arizona: Grant Report

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

To purchase a dental machine that we desperately needed for our mobile clinic. Our mobile clinic is not only used to serve the public on a monthly basis, but to provide spay/neuter and other general veterinary care for our shelter animals on a weekly basis.

Because of this grant and donations by our supporters, we were able to purchase a used dental machine to be able to do necessary extractions and cleanings on the animals in our care. Before we were able to purchase the dental machine, some pets would have to be adopted out with poor dental hygiene. Dental care is fairly expense at a veterinary office and the shelter couldn't afford to send every animal that needed dental work to the veterinarian. Now that we have a dental machine, we can provide proper dental care to all of the animals in our care.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Leela is a senior Boston terrier mix who had been with the shelter for about five months. She had been adopted and returned, all because of her bad breath. Leela is a sweet girl who wins you over with her affection, but the minute her breath hits your nose, you practically fall over. When we finally received the dental machine, she was the first animal we used it on. The family that adopted her had her a few weeks before we were able to purchase the dental machine and perform the dental on her. They said they have noticed a huge change in her. Not only is her bad breath gone, she is more active and outgoing. She even tries to play fetch now!

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