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Fayette Humane Society: Orvis Dog Enrichment Grant Report

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

Prior to adoption, all of our rescue dogs are seen by a veterinarian, tested for heartworm, vaccinated, and spayed or neutered. We also treat them for parasites and any other ailments or injuries they have or contract while under our care. Although we charge the new owners an adoption fee, sometimes it does not cover our costs to care for and prepare the dog for adoption, particularly if there are more serious medical issues that must be treated. Thus, we rely on donations and grants to close the gap. This Operation Grant has helped us supplement our adoption fees to cover these important pre-adoption costs.

FHS took in 21 dogs in December and adopted 24 from our system during the month. All of them benefited from Revolution and de-wormer which we bought in bulk.

How many pets did this grant help?

Approximately 25.

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

A portion of these grant funds were spent to save a litter of five puppies who were left in a cardboard box outside Three Counties Animal Hospital in early December. Shortly after FHS agreed to accept them, they broke with parvo. FHS paid for two emergency vet visits, plus regular vet visits, Tamiflu, and other medications. Unfortunately, one of the puppies died on Christmas morning, but the other four recovered and have received a clean bill of health. They went on to be spayed/neutered and vaccinated, and they have all been adopted.

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