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The Pet Rescue Center: All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration Grant Report

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

The grant funds were used for pre-adoption expenses for 24 dogs saved from euthanasia at [open-admission] shelters in Southern California from late April to mid-July. Expenses included, but were not limited to: deworming, flea treatment, spay/neuter, vaccinations, and microchipping.

The Pet Rescue Center is entirely dependent upon grant funds, corporate donations, and individual donors to cover the costs of our Rescue.Rehab.Rehome program. It is a huge gift to our organization to have the pre-adoption expenses covered for approximately 25% of our annual intake of dogs.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Pizza (first and second photos) was rescued in early June from a local shelter. We are always amazed at their transformations, but these two pictures were taken just one day apart. Pizza was a charmer and quickly found his forever home.

Jane is an adorable Maltipoo. One of our staff members posted her photo on a community Facebook page in response to someone looking to adopt. Although that individual found another dog to adopt, a previous adopter from The Pet Rescue Center saw the post and thought Jane would be the perfect addition to their family. They are pictured with Willie, whom they adopted last fall (third photo). Their son also adopted from us back in 2012, so it’s a family affair.

Alfalfa (fourth photo) is a young terrier mix who came in as a stray. A vet tech at the animal hospital where he was neutered knew that he was the perfect match for her friends who had recently moved to Orange County. They adopted him in May, and now Alfalfa is living a wonderful life with his dads. The vet tech has two Pet Rescue Center dogs whom she adopted; the three of these pups are now best buddies and spend hours together playing nonstop.

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