Socks and Paws Animal Rescue: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The money was used to support the health of some of our most needy puppies when their mom became ill. Specifically, the money was used to help Faith, Nala, SJ, America, and Gizmo. Faith, Nala, and SJ received Clavamox at $26.50 each. SJ, America, and Gizmo each had to be taken to the veterinarian separately, which ran them an office visit at $56 each. In fact, SJ had to make three trips to the veterinarian for multiple issues within a few weeks' time. America and Gizmo each had to be prescribed Doxycyline at $12.90. Finally, Gizmo had to receive a low-dose prednisone, which cost $10 for his dose. This totaled $283.30, $250 of which was graciously donated to us by your COVID-19 Operation Grant. We would have had to halt several of our other medical procedures had we not been able afford the unforeseen care of these sick puppies.
This grant was pivotal in the continuing execution of our rescue's mission. As stated in the application, we constantly rescue mother dogs from euthanasia prior to them giving birth. In this particular situation, we needed to step in and help our local animal shelter by taking in two moms and their litters, as well as pups from two other litters. This caused lots of unforeseen costs as well as gave the rescue a sense of being set up to fail just by the sheer numbers of puppies. Add to that the fact that one of the moms became ill, which then passed to some of the pups, and we were at our brink of stress and capability to keep running. This grant was instrumental at helping us stay afloat and helping us find homes for so many during the COVID-19 pandemic.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
The best story we could possibly tell is that if SJ, the grey pitty pup with scars on his face. SJ developed a rare condition from his puppy shots called puppy strangles, which caused sores and lumps and bumps all over his body. SJ was so uncomfortable and looked like he was miserable. Luckily, the vets were able to help him feel better. Poor SJ lost his hair from the treatment, but that was a small price to pay for health. SJ is doing much better now and even found his forever pack! His new family didn’t get scared away by his looks but have embraced him and given him the best gift ever: a home of his own.