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Cochise Canine Rescue: All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration Grant Report

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

Medical care

Cochise Canine primarily takes in dogs with medical issues such as valley fever, handicapped dogs needing surgery or after-surgery support, and seniors. During the last 12 months we have had four dogs treated for valley fever (only one, Harry, is now still on medications!). We took in a blind dog, Charlie, with glaucoma who needed his eyes inculcated. We helped another dog, Triton, who had his rear leg amputated at the Maricopa County shelter after he came in having been hit by a car. After care and recovery, we found him a great forever home.

Since so many of our dogs are senior and/or have chronic medical conditions, thanks to your grant we were able to ensure that they were able to get the testing, medications and follow-up to give them the care and quality of life they deserve.

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

Triton arrived at Cochise Canine within weeks of having his left hind leg amputated at Maricopa Animal Shelter. He was having a difficult time adjusting to living with three legs so no one at the shelter wanted him and he was facing euthanasia. Shortly after his arrival it was discovered that he would need additional surgery for several untreated wounds, and when they were healed, he was neutered. The funds from the grant enabled us to provide the follow-up care Triton required. Within three or four months we were able to put Tri on Petfinder, as he was healthy as well as emotionally healed. A young couple in Tucson contacted us and met with Tri. They fell in love and adopted him both as a personal companion but also as a buddy for their husky-mix girl. Tri now has a safe and loving home. He has come a long way from the day we took him in!

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