Houndhaven, Inc.: Orvis Animal Care Grant

What was the money or product used for?

Surgery for a dog who was hit by a car and had a dislocated hip

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

See Patton’s story below.

How many pets did this grant help?

We chose to spend it on one very needy but deserving pet.

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

Patton was hit by an Escalade on Veteran’s Day (11/11) and taken to animal control. They did not have the means to help him, so they called us before euthanizing him to see if we could help. We weren’t sure what was involved, but immediately got him to our vet. They sent him on to the University of Florida because his injuries were more than they could handle. Vets there put his dislocated hip back in socket and treated his hematomas and lacerations. Unfortunately, the hip did not stay in place and we were faced with a big surgical expense. The Orvis grant came just at the right time, and we were able to say, “Yes! Do the surgery!!” It went well, and our volunteers have dutifully been doing his physical therapy twice a day. He now is being gradually introduced to normal activity and has an application pending. 🙂