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The Rescue Train: All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration Grant Report

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

This grant of $1,000 helped with the rescue and rehabilitation of three dogs who had been dumped in a rock quarry in an isolated area of Los Angeles.

This grant covered the vet care of these three abandoned dogs, including spay, neuter, vaccinations, microchips and minor medical needs to get them ready for adoption.

How many pets did this grant help?

Three dogs.

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

We were notified that three dogs, Raquel and Raulie (third photo) along with Eva (fourth photo), were locked up in a small cage and dumped in an industrial area dangerously close to the highway with no food or water. They had been trying to survive for over a week. The first two dogs were easily rescued, but the third little pup gave Rescue Train volunteers a run for our money. She was bolting under a fence and had easy access to traffic, so we had to go slow. She was out on her own for several nights until finally she was so weak and exhausted, she let us bring her to safety.

Eva has been adopted, but Raulie and Raquel are still waiting for forever homes. Raulie likes to play with toys. He’s shy but warms up quickly and is very affectionate. He follows his BFF Raquel everywhere, and will do everything that she does. He is very bonded to her. Raulie really loves Raquel and it would be great if they could be placed together if possible. Everything about Raquel is big except her size. She has a big heart, big personality, big loyalty, and lots of courage. Both enjoy playing, cuddling together in a big, fluffy dog bed or even better on your lap. They would love a small yard, and short walks around the neighborhood sound like great fun.

Meet Raulie:
Meet Raquel:

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