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Cooper's Chance Animal Rescue: Orvis Dog Enrichment Grant Report

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

Grant funds were used for rescued nursing moms and their puppies through Pawsitive Beginnings Puppy Rehabilitation Program. This program rescues abandoned puppies and homeless mothers with nursing litters from shelters, moments from euthanasia, and places them into loving foster homes where they can raise their families and receive the training and medical treatment necessary to give both Momma and her puppies a second chance at life. All puppies graduate from our Puppy Training course prior to adoption, and Momma receives rehabilitation to be adopted. Funds provide the vaccinations, spay/neuter, microchip, wellness exams, training, food and shelter until they are adopted by forever families.

Grant funds gave us the ability to provide medical care and emergency medical treatment to our rescued pets that we otherwise would not have been able to provide.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Darling Darcie was a stray who was turned into a rural shelter for eating chickens. It was later discovered she was starving and pregnant, and we were contacted to rescue her. Once in foster, she went into labor. After struggling to deliver her first puppy, she was rushed to the ER for an emergency C-section to deliver her babies. Although one pup did not make it, three females did, and we are happy to report that all are doing well and will be adopted soon. As for Darcie, she has been adopted by a mom who loves her! Thanks to the Orvis grant, we were able to give Darcie a second chance, and her puppies a happy, healthy future.

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