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Mansfield Animal Control: Shelter+ Challenge Grant Report

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

Mostly vet bills for shelter pets.

To pay for vet bills and safe lives.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

In July 2014, Goldie was found as a stray in an area that is known as a dumping ground for pets in Mansfield, CT. This small Golden Retriever mix was skinny, filthy and had matted fur. She also had a big tumor hanging off of her belly. Nobody claimed her. The vet diagnosed the tumor as a mammary-gland tumor and removed it. Goldie is recovering nicely and will need a second spay surgery in a couple of weeks. The Petfinder Foundation check was used toward her first surgery, which cost almost $1,000! We were grateful we could save her life! She will be up for adoption once fully recovered.

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