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Wish Bone Canine Rescue: Grant Report

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The grant funds were used to purchase a year's supply of eye medications, Optimmune and Dorzolamide, and heartworm/flea preventatives, as well as waiving of the adoption fee.

This grant helps offset the costs incurred by the prospective adopter for one of our senior dogs, Baxter, who requires lifetime eye medications. The grant enables us to provide a year's worth of both his glaucoma eye drops and Optimmune ointment to treat keratoconjunctivitis sicca as well as providing heartworm and flea preventative for a year. Additionally, the grant allows us to waive Baxter's adoption fee. Providing these medications and preventatives helps make Baxter more adoptable for many families.

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Baxter was first adopted from Wish Bone Canine Rescue back in 2015. Four years later, in 2019, his adoptive family returned him to our rescue after he nipped at a child. Upon his return, our veterinarian diagnosed Baxter with keratoconjunctivitis sicca and glaucoma in his right eye. Because of these conditions, he requires two different eye drops daily for the rest of his life. Baxter is quite adjusted to his eye-drop routine, sitting very politely and patiently — mostly because he knows he will receive a special treat afterward. Baxter’s foster says he is a wonderful companion, well-behaved and very sociable. Nevertheless, Baxter needs to go to a home without small children since he tried to nip one once. He is also dog-selective, so due to those limitations, along with the cost of medications and grooming, he is taking longer than hoped to find the right adopter. He is still waiting to find his forever family. Baxter can be viewed here.

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