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YouCanMakeADifference, Inc.: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

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

Funds allowed us to purchase food to feed rescues already under our care as well as the influx of new animals abandoned due to the absence of financial resources to properly care for them (in spite of our organization's initiatives to provide free pet food as well as assistance with veterinary emergencies).

In addition, funds were used to provide veterinary care for rescue dogs. Three of the dogs presented with severe diarrhea, and two were neutered using some of these funds.

Funds supplemented our budget for both food and veterinary care.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Eight puppies were thrown into a pasture. YCMAD received a call indicating these puppies’ situation. Upon arrival, we found they were only about 7 weeks old, were being attacked by ants, and were flea-infested. They were brought to the shelter, bathed, and evaluated. It was determined that they were in need of veterinary evaluation. The veterinary evaluation revealed that two of the puppies, Tita and Topacio, presented with coccidia. A tick was also removed from Tita. All the puppies were vaccinated (DHLP-Parvo/DA2PP and bordetella), others also received the rabies vaccine.

Once the recommended treatment was completed and the puppies tested negative for coccidia, they were placed for adoption. Within days of our posting them, multiple applications were received for all. Tita and Topacio were the first ones to be adopted! They are currently residents of the city of Tallahassee, Fla., and their adopters consistently report they are the best dogs they have ever had!

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