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Halfway Home Rescue, Inc.: Orvis Dog Enrichment Grant Report

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

The generous grant we received was used to help save the lives of three heartworm-positive dogs rescued from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Treatment to test and treat these boys totaled more than $1,500. Thanks to this generous contribution, we were able to provide treatment and save their lives.

This grant helped ease the burden of raising funds to provide heartworm treatment to Moe, Merlin, and Sammy.

How many pets did this grant help?

Three heartworm-positive dogs

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

Moe (first photo) was rescued from living his life in a cage in a rural North Carolina neighborhood. He was being relentlessly teased by people living there. He was emaciated and was rescued in the middle of the night by Animal Control and local rescuers. Merlin (second photo) came to our shelter from [an open-admission] South Carolina shelter where he was sentenced to die because his time was up. He tested heartworm-positive and that shelter euthanizes all heartworm-positive animals. We were asked to take him to spare his life. Sammy (third photo) came to our shelter as a stray in Griffin, Ga. He was rescued by a friend of our shelter and was suffering from an E-coli infection as well as heartworm.

Thanks to your generosity, we were able to seek proper heartworm treatment for all three boys. We are eternally grateful.

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