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Remembering Ruthie Rescue, Inc.: Emergency Medical Grant Report

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

The $600 Emergency Medical Grant was used to completely vet two Chihuahua sisters we took in from their owners as they were losing their home and needed to re-home them.

Had we not gotten this grant when we did, we would not have been able to save Alicia and Brie. As a small, one-person rescue in an area where there are hundreds of rescues, we do not receive a lot financial help from donors.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

These are the two little cuties we have been posting for foster and funds for. While they haven’t had the best of lives, their owner did the best she could, considering she rescued them from certain death as the family who had the litter was killing them as they were born by flushing one down the toilet and allowing their 13-year-old to stomp another to death. They are 4 years old and pretty social considering they lived on the wood porch seen in the photo.

Brie (the black/tan dog) was born with only one eye. Even though she never had it, she is somewhat more nervous than her sister Alicia. Brie checked out healthy at the vet visit besides some dandruff. Alicia, on the other hand, no so much. She is a very happy, social girl. She doesn’t mind all the other dogs; even though she’s not sure about the bigger ones, she hasn’t growled or anything at them. She’s been running around the house with her tail held high, wagging a mile a minute.

When they got to their foster home they took her out to potty and she didn’t want to come in. You see, they had both lived on a porch, never touching the ground or grass or even getting a lot of room to run. Sadly, Alicia has a few medical issues her sister does not. She is a moderate heartworm-positive, has retained canines, and a luxating patella (a problem with her knee popping out of its socket). Both girls DO NEED DENTALS besides Alicia’s canine removal.

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