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A Way for a Stray: Dogly Do Good Grant Report

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

All of our funds go directly towards the needs of our rescue dogs.

Necessities such as food, medication, vaccines, spay/neuter and microchipping occur daily and are what consists of the basic care for our animals. We take on severe medical cases that sometimes require the attention of neurologists, orthopedic surgeons and other specialists to assist with the rehabilitation of our injured animal. These visits and treatment plans can be costly. We also take in many dogs that have heartworm and need to undergo treatment.

As well as medical needs, we also provide any and all supplies to our foster homes during our rescue dogs' stay. Items such as a bed, leash, collar, food and preventatives are supplied to our foster parents so they are not burdened with the cost of an additional pet and can focus on giving them all the love and care that they have been missing for so long. Most of our foster parents refuse the donation and provide it themselves. They ask for those supplies to be left for the next foster home. This is why we take such great care of the foster homes we have and the dogs they care for.

Our efforts only go as far as our funds and foster homes, so this is the most important part of our organization. We were so happy to be a part of the Dogly competition and cannot thank this site enough for the generous donation provided.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Being in the rescue world, there are certain images that haunt your mind. And with each and every defeated soul that crosses our path, we always think, “Well, it can’t get any worse than this.” But somehow, the city of Miami, FL, never ceases to amaze us. Today, we received a haunting photo of a puppy lying lifeless on the streets of Miami. She was en route to the pound, and we knew immediately that we had to do something. How could today be National Puppy Day and here lay this lifeless creature, just a puppy herself, knocking on death’s door.

Immediately began the text messages, emails and phone calls to coordinate the rescue of this sweet soul. We knew right away that what she needed was a miracle. And thus, Miracle came to A Way for a Stray. Miracle will be staying at South Kendall Animal Hospital until she is healthy enough to be released into foster care. We do not know who did this to her, or how she got to this point, but we are certainly trying to piece the puzzle together.

What we do know so far is that she has been given a body score of 1 out of 9, meaning she is as emaciated as can be. She is around 14 weeks old. She is 3.7 pounds and has a good appetite. She has come back negative for a deadly disease called parvo. She is receiving subcutaneous fluids since she is extremely dehydrated, and has some minor blood coming out of her rectum. She is also missing her tail and we don’t know how or why — we just hope it is not because of a human being’s doing. We hope that with time, medical care, and, most importantly, love, this will all be a distant memory for baby Miracle.

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