St. Joseph Bay Humane Society: COVID-19 Operation Grant

What was the money or product used for?

We used the $750 to pay for two dogs to complete heartworm treatments.

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

We are a very small no-kill animal shelter in the panhandle of Florida. This grant helped us pay for two dogs to have heartworm treatment because they tested positive for high heartworm. Our local vet gave us the price at his cost, which is $388 per dog.

How many pets did this grant help?

Two adult dogs

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

Chipmunk was a stray who was brought in from Animal Control. He tested high-positive for heartworm. The length of time for heartworm treatment is 90-120 days and the dog really needs a quiet, low-key home in which to recover from the shots. We posted him on our website and a wonderful family from Miami, FL, offered to “foster to adopt” Chipmunk through his treatment and then adopt him. They flew up from Miami and rented a car to take him home!

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