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Remembering Ruthie Rescue, Inc.: Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant Report

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

The Susie's Senior Dog grant was used for Tony's heart medication and will be used to cover his ultrasound, bloodwork, and blood-pressure testing next month.

This grant helped Tony get seen by more people who may be interested in adopting a senior. Adopting a senior dog, especially a medically needy one, can be overwhelming. This grant took some of the anxiety out of his adopters' minds knowing we were going to help with his next set of tests.

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Tony is a 12-year-old Chihuahua/terrier mix who was neglected by his previous owner. When we got him, we found out he had a grade 5 (out of 6) heart murmur. His heart is damaged and not pumping blood as well as it should due to the neglect. The medications and limited activity help keep the blood flowing upward. He will need ultrasounds routinely to make sure the valve is functioning correctly. Thanks to the grant, he will continue to get those tests and medications and live out whatever time he has left in a loving home. Meet Tony:

Update Feb. 7, 2017: Our sweet Mr. Tony was ADOPTED by his wonderful foster mom, Jennifer! Thanks to the grant for Tony’s care from Susie’s Senior Dogs and the Petfinder Foundation, Tony was given his monthly medications and we will be covering his heart ultrasound, bloodwork to make sure the medications are still working and blood-pressure test next month! This was his mom’s announcement to everyone: “This little booger became a permanent part of our family this week! Call it a foster fail or call it destiny, but we love him so much and couldn’t give him up! Tony is such a sweet pup and even Zoe is excited!” From rags to riches — we couldn’t be more excited for Tony! He will live out the rest of his life in the best home ever!

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