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Dobies and Little Paws Rescue, A.K.A. Doberman Pinscher Rescue: All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration Grant Report

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

The money was used to have entropion surgery done on two adoptable dobermans in our care, Justice and Sherman.

Justice and Sherman both had entropion that required surgery to relieve discomfort and allowed them to be healthy enough for adoption. Entropion is a condition where the eyelids curl in and constantly irritate the eye. If left untreated, it can cause major damage to the eye, including blindness. It can be an expensive surgery, so the grant money allowed us to afford the necessary vet bill.

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Sherman (first two photos) came to us from an upstate animal shelter, where he had one of the most severe cases of demodectic mange we have ever seen. We couldn’t even tell what color he was under all the sores and open wounds. Thanks to a foster home and good vet care, he healed really well and his gorgeous copper fur grew back beautifully. Sadly, he also had one of the worst cases of entropion we had ever seen in a doberman and his eyes were constantly irritated. Our vet did a beautiful job on his surgery and he healed without any problems. Sherman is still waiting for his forever home but now he has a full coat and perfectly healthy eyes.

Justice (third and fourth photos) was a young female who was surrendered to us by her owner because the other dogs in the home were beating her up constantly. She is an incredibly sweet girl, well-behaved, housebroken, good with other dogs and great with kids. Behaviorally, she was ready to find a new home, but her health needed some work. She had a mild case of demodectic mange, a non-contagious form of mange, that responded quickly to treatment. We noticed constant eye discharge, though, and closer examination revealed that she had entropion in both lower eyelids that required surgery. Not surprisingly, only a couple of weeks post-surgery, she was adopted into a loving family where she is pampered every day.

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