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Canine Estates, Inc.: Shelter+ Challenge Grant Report

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

Medical expenses

We take in many pets in poor condition. This money helps pay for the medical expenses.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Piper’s story starts in the streets of Miami, where he was left to fend for himself, only able to drag himself from place to place for food and shelter. He was taken to animal services. Canine Estates, Inc., agreed to take Piper but had no way to make the five-hour drive north to Clearwater, Fla. A group called Pilots and Paws flew Piper to Canine Estates, Inc. Piper was named after the Piper aircraft he flew in on. Piper spent many weeks in a physical therapy center learning to walk again. Once he learned to walk again, he became more and more self-assured. We continued to love and reassure Piper until he was ready to be adopted. Piper has a wonderful life now. He has two humans who love him. He lives on the water, goes for boat and car rides and walks, lives in his own house and takes care of his own yard. Hard to imagine he was once one step away from death’s door.

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