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Adopt a Golden Atlanta: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

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

All funds donated to AGA are directly allocated to the medical expenses of our rescues unless a donor makes a specific request.

We value every dollar we receive, and all donations amount to making a dramatic impact on the health, safety, and welfare of 250-300 rescues each year taken in and placed by Adopt a Golden Atlanta.

How many pets did this grant help?

One dog

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

Theodore, a very underweight 66-lb. male senior, probably 9–10 years old, came to us in January in absolutely horrible condition. There were a lot of tears shed between AGA and Dr. Davis of VCA Buckhead Animal Clinic, who made Theodore’s recovery and health her personal mission, providing him the very best medical care and attention possible while he lived at their clinic during his treatments. His recovery has been slow and difficult, but today he is a very different dog. Theodore has been adopted by one of our board members and is in excellent hands. He has gained weight, his infections and medical problems have just about all cleared up, and he receives as much loving care and adoration any dog in the world could hope for. Theodore’s veterinary expenses have exceeded $7,000, so every dollar donated has been highly valued by AGA.

Theodore’s story: “There were days, not too long ago, when I thought it was all over for me and I was so sick and so tired of trying that I didn’t even care. I was in a dog shelter and even though the volunteers there tried to get me to safety with AGA, the shelter rules wouldn’t let me go because I had to wait a certain number of days in case my owner was looking for me. I knew that no was looking for me and I needed help! Finally I saw the last of that place and I was taken by AGA to a doctor who found a lot wrong with me. I wasn’t very hopeful, but I was more comfortable, and as the days passed I started to think that maybe there were better days ahead for me. One day I got a message that a new mom and dad were coming to adopt me and help me get healthy again. I couldn’t believe it! I had never met them but they wanted me and now they are my most favorite people ever! Turned out they were AGA people! I even have a new brother golden who used to be an AGA orphan like me and grand kids and they tell me that when it’s summer again we are going boat-riding and even going swimming for fun and exercise. I also heard that many, many people sent donations to pay for all my doctor bills and I don’t even know them either but I do thank you with all my heart for loving me. Please don’t cry for me any more — I would like to imagine you are all smiling because I am! Thank you! –Teddy”

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