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Furry Friends Foster and Rescue, Inc.: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

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

The grant was for a senior shih tzu in our rescue who is blind because of glaucoma. She lives with a wonderful foster family, with whom she will probably stay for the rest of her life. The grant was used to provide special food for her, as well as a new coat. The foster has a fenced yard, and at her age Baby Girl needs the extra warmth and extra nutrition that your grant provided.

Sponsorship grants allow us to provide our animals with the extra care and product to increase their enjoyment while in their foster homes and waiting for their forever homes.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Baby Girl came into our rescue in February of 2015. She and three other dogs were living in an empty apartment in Waterbury, CT. There was no heat, water, or electricity, and the temperatures were below zero. Baby Girl was 14 years old and blind because of glaucoma. She was confused and terrified. She was placed in a wonderful foster home with a family that has other dogs. Those dogs serve as seeing eye dogs for Baby Girl and she navigates their home and yard with amazing ability, in spite of the fact that she cannot see. She is now 15 and is settled and happy in the home. We anticipate that, because of her age and disability, she will remain in our rescue for the rest of her life. She is loved, warm, safe, and happy — and, aside from her blindness, amazingly healthy for a dog of her age. Meet Baby Girl:

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