Helping Out Pets Everyday: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The grant funds were used for dental cleanings for two dogs who were confiscated from a back yard where they'd been found with seven other dogs. Not only were the dogs not socialized or neutered, but they were both in need of dentals.
Both dogs needed dental cleanings and we were in need of funds to care for them in this manner. We had expended a lot of funds just for their boarding, vaccinations, microchip and neuter surgeries, so this grant helped support their teeth.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
The grant helped dogs Peter (first photo) and Parker (second photo), who are a bonded pair. These two dogs were confiscated by the San Bernardino City Shelter along with seven other dogs from a back yard in San Bernardino. We rescued both on February 7, 2020. Neither one was neutered and neither one was socialized. They growled and snarled and wanted to bite. It’s taken us many months to get to the point where these two dogs will allow us to interact with them.
Our team of dedicated volunteers have been working with them. They are doing a lot better. They are still very wary of people they don’t know. Parker, who is the older of the two at 7 years old, is very dependent upon Peter. He still growls and carries on in boarding. Once he is out and hanging out with his brother Peter, who is 5, he is a bit more calm.
Peter’s teeth were cleaned without any extractions. The cost for his cleaning amounted to $239. Parker’s teeth were worse and he needed seven extractions. The cost for his cleaning amounted to $379.
Since they are a bonded pair and rather special-needs, they have not been adopted yet. We have potential adopters interested, but no one has made the commitment to provide a forever home for them at this time.