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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 care.

We pull dogs from mostly [open-admission] animal shelters. We rehabilitate them, have them vaccinated, spayed or neutered. We do not discriminate due to age or health issues.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Freedom. Pulled from Polk County Animal Control on July 3, 2013. Animal cruelty case. Freedom was left to starve to death. She weighed 6.1 lbs, she was 8 years old, had hookworms, hair loss, severe dry eye, severe cornea ulcers in both eyes (she is unable to see), no muscle mass at all. She was literally skin over top of a skeleton and she had a glucose reading of 583. She is diabetic. She spent 10 days in intensive care with blood transfusions.

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