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City of New Westminster Animal Shelter: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

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

The monetary donations through Sponsor A Pet were used to offset unexpected/extraordinary vet bills, such as dental and orthopedic surgeries.

It helped offset our veterinary costs.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Bernie, a 9-year-old Bichon Frise, was surrendered to our shelter. He had advanced dental disease and needed to have a total of 15 teeth extracted, done in two dental surgeries. Just one diseased tooth can be extremely painful! We can’t imagine the pain and discomfort Bernie must have been in. We are so grateful to our donors who helped offset the costs of the surgeries. Meet Bernie:

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