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Wags & Walks: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

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

The Petfinder Foundation granted Wags & Walks a $750 COVID-19 Operations grant. This funding helped us to continue our operations in the face of severe revenue losses. It contributed to the foster and medical care of our rescue dogs.

Because we have transitioned almost all the dogs in our care to foster homes, we have actually been able to intake a large number of dogs this year. That said, our medical and foster expenses have grown exponentially. The Petfinder Foundation helped us to care for dogs who would otherwise have been euthanized without our intervention.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Porky was bred in a backyard to fight. When he wouldn’t fight, he was dumped. He became emaciated, suffered severe pancreatitis, and had debilitating ear infections. We hospitalized him immediately. His condition was so dire, he had a 50/50 chance of survival.

We prepared ourselves for the worst, but Porky fought for his life at the emergency vet. After he showed signs of recovery, we moved him to a long-time foster home. He was their 33rd foster pup. Though his foster parents were not looking to adopt, it wasn’t long until they fell in love and decided to give Porky a forever home.

In their words, “Porky (now Porkster) brings us so much joy and makes us laugh every day!”

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