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MCPAWS Regional Animal Shelter: Orvis Dog Enrichment Grant Report

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

The money received from the Orvis Operational Grant went toward treating Maverick's skin condition. We were not sure if it was mange or ringworm, so testing was conducted. Funding also was used to treat Gretchen's inverted eyelid, which was causing constant, reoccurring eye infections. The lid was corrected, and the eye infections cleared up!

This grant helped offset costs and allow us to treat animals who needed extra care.

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

Maverick, a very sweet American Staffordshire Terrier, had very irritated skin when he arrived at MCPAWS as a stray. We were concerned it was ringworm or mange, so Maverick had to be kept in isolation for several weeks and treated while tests were conducted. Lab testing showed it was just a skin allergy. We treated the skin allergy, and Maverick was feeling better! Thanks to the Orvis Operational Grant, we were able to treat and test Maverick properly. Maverick was able to come out of isolation and found his loving home just a couple days later.

Gretchen is a 3-year-old very sweet kitty who was cursed with reoccurring eye infections due to an inverted eyelid. Thanks to the Orvis Operational Grant we were able to surgically correct her eyelid condition. Now she is living happily without eye infections! We are sure she will find her forever home soon!

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