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Save A Life Pet Rescue: Orvis Dog Enrichment Grant Report

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

The Orvis Animal Care Grant was used for spaying/neutering, vaccinating, deworming, and providing any necessary medical treatment to rescue dogs and puppies before adoption.

The Orvis Animal Care Grant helped Save A Life Pet Rescue continue its mission by helping abandoned and neglected animals, regardless of age, breed, or medical condition, in the Central Florida area successfully find forever homes. This grant helped dogs and puppies get spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and dewormed, and receive any additional medical attention before they were adopted. The rescue was able to extend its reach and help animals that required lifesaving veterinary care and treatment, giving them the best chance to find a loving home. Without the Orvis Animal Care Grant, many of these dogs would not have been able to get adopted and live the fulfilling lives that they deserve.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Honey (first photo) is a 4-year-old miniature poodle who came to our rescue with very matted fur and tested positive for heartworms. We were able to get her spayed, vaccinated, dewormed, and groomed. The Orvis Animal Care Grant allowed Save A Life Pet Rescue to treat her heartworm disease, without which she would not have been able to find the loving, forever home that she did. She was adopted by a doting family where she will always be cherished.

Boo Radley (second and third photos), a young Great Dane, was severely neglected before she came to our rescue along with her sister. Unfortunately, her sister passed away from complications of living in such deplorable conditions for so long. Boo Radley was very scared and shy when she first came to us. She was emaciated, had lost most of her fur due to mange, and her paws were so badly infected she could barely walk without limping. The Orvis Animal Care Grant made it possible to save Boo Radley’s life and find her the happy home she deserved. After intense treatment, she gained weight, grew a shiny new coat, and was almost unrecognizable from her initial days with the rescue. She is a bright, happy, loveable girl who got a second chance at life with a wonderful new family that absolutely adores her!

Honey (fourth photo) is a Husky mix who was brought to Save A Life Pet Rescue with her eight newborn puppies from a shelter in Georgia. She was an amazing mother to her pups, very sweet and affectionate, nursing and weaning them for a few months in one of our foster homes. With the Orvis Animal Care Grant, we were able to get Honey spayed, vaccinated, and dewormed. Happily, Honey was adopted, together with one of her puppies (fifth photo), by a loving family!

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