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Come Bye Border Collie Rescue: Dogly Do Good Grant Report

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

We at Come Bye Border Collie Rescue (CBBCR) are very appreciative of the $1,000 grant money received as a result of our participation in the Dogly Do Good fundraiser. Our volunteers continue to participate and are having fun with it!

Needless to say, this grant money came in at a very good time. After treating four cases last year, we had one of our foster dogs going through heartworm treatments already this year and recently found that a new intake is also heartworm-positive. We continue to try to educate people when it comes to heartworm testing and preventative. It is such a preventable disease.

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How many pets did this grant help?

It has helped at least two heartworm-positive dogs and there may be more bills for an elderly dog we recently took in to the rescue who has seizures.

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

Clark, now Rudy, came to us as an owner relinquishment. His owner could not keep him in his yard even though he was trained with an e-fence. Once the kids next door got out their four-wheelers, that was it for this active herding breed. He would herd those critters with four wheels one of these days! Rudy’s owner gave him so much freedom and he never used heartworm preventative, which is such an easy but super-important thing for dog owners to do. Rudy came to us and was immediately placed with a foster home where he could have had a blast playing with the other dogs. But with a heartworm-positive dog, they cannot run and jump and play for fear of the heartworms damaging their system before, during and for a period of time after the treatments which are such a financial drain on rescues. Rudy is on the upside of his treatments and he is getting lots of inquiries for adoption. You will be sure that we will place him in a home with a responsible owner who will make sure he never gets heartworm again! Meet Rudy:

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