Animal Refuge Center: COVID-19 Operation Grant

What was the money or product used for?

Money was used to support food and medical care during a reduction of donor support due to COVID-19.

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

This grant allowed us to maintain our focus on pets in dire need of special medical attention.

How many pets did this grant help?

We focused on the care of one very needy dog named Bentley.

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

We used this grant to help a miniature Yorkie who had sustained spinal-cord damage. Bentley sustained blunt-force trauma to his rear spinal cord, causing paralysis and an inability to control his bladder.

With months of physical therapy and acupuncture, Bentley can now move one of his rear legs substantially. The other leg tends to trip his good leg, so we made an appointment with a neurosurgeon to determine if further progress is possible or if Bentley might be more mobile as a three-legged dog.

Once Bentley’s medical progress no longer benefits from physical therapy and acupuncture, he will be formally adopted by his foster mom, Jean Laack.

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