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Rotten Rottie Rescue: Orvis Dog Enrichment Grant Report

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

Liability insurance for our rescue

We were able to enter into a partnership with our county shelter that allows us to pull dogs from the shelter at no cost, and without limits. Prior to our partnership, we were only allowed to adopt two dogs per year from the shelter. It took a while for everything to go through, but even though we have only had it the partnership in place for a couple of weeks, we have been able to rescue Francis (, Gummy Bear ( and Betty Boop (, as well as Chandler and Elliott, who are both very sick, so we have not have them posted on Petfinder yet.

Furthermore, we have also applied to become partners with PACC911, which is a non-profit that holds some of the biggest adoption events around where we live. They also do major fundraising and will grant us up to $5,000 a year or more to help us pay medical bills. They will not be accepting any more partners until this January, but insurance is a requirement and now we are hoping to be able to take advantage of partnering with them! Thank you so much to Orvis and the Petfinder Foundation!

How many pets did this grant help?

So far, five, but we believe it will help about 100 dogs a year!

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

Without our partnership, we would not have been able to rescue a 6-month-old male rottweiler named Elliott. He had been dumped at the pound by his family because he was extremely sick. The shelter called us to ask us to take him, because otherwise he would be euthanized. Our regular vet also suggested that we euthanize him because he was so sick. We took him to a specialist and now he is well on his way to recovery.

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