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Washington Wilkes Animal Shelter: Grant Report

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

Money was used to treat heartworm-positive dogs.

Prior to receiving the grant, we did not test our dogs for heartworm at all. The grant pushed us to start testing, treating (when financially able) and maintaining a monthly prevention so the negative dogs can stay negative.

How many pets did this grant help?

The money has helped 2-3 dogs.

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

Madison was the first dog treated. She came to the shelter in May 2016. Once we received the grant, she went into foster care, was evaluated by a vet and started on antibiotics. An adopter stepped forward and adopted her in July 2017. The adopter assumed the financial cost of the rest of her treatment. Claira is now being treated. She was evaluated by a vet last month and started on her antibiotics. She should receive her injections later this month. She is still available for adoption. Meet Claira:

Jack had been in a foster home, but there was a misunderstanding by his foster family. This has delayed his treatment. If there is money left after Claira, we will use it for his treatment. If not, we will assume the cost. He is still available for adoption. Meet Jack:

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