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Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region: Orvis Dog Enrichment Grant Report

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

Medical care and equipment for a hard to place, special medical needs dog

The $1,000 grant enabled HSPPR to provide medical care and specialized equipment for a special needs dog.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

The $1,000 Orvis Operational Grant enabled HSPPR to provide medical care and specialized equipment for the care for Oso, a special needs dog. Oso was part of a special transfer program from a shelter that did not have the needed resources for his care. Oso’s hind legs became paralyzed during an accident and he now requires mobility assistance. Nothing slows Oso down and his wheelchair and other special equipment has enabled him to keep on the go. Due to the nature of his condition, Oso is part of a special, screened adoption process. Applications are currently being screened, prior to him being placed into a home. Our motto at the shelter is – “Go Oso, go!”

UPDATE as of 1/27/14: We are so happy to report that Oso went into a new home last week (1/22/14) and will even have a fellow wheelchair companion to play with. One of the pictures shows Oso meeting Shayla for the first time and the second one is of them racing in the hallways. We really couldn’t have asked for a happier outcome.

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