ePITome Dog Rescue: Orvis Dog Enrichment Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The money was used for the complete care of our rescue dogs.
We were able to save two dogs from euthanasia and take in a dumped dog that we otherwise would not have had the funds to take in. We also have several other dogs in our rescue including 8 young puppies, 3 dogs between 8-12 months old, and 4 adult dogs. We have used the money to some degree for each of the dogs in our care. We've paid for spays, neuters, microchipping, vaccinations, deworming, flea treatments,grooming, toys, boarding, and food using this grant.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Here are three dogs that we were able to save and give full medical care to because of the Orvis Operational Grant.
The first dog is Wallace. Wallace was dumped in the country and luckily a nice farm family found him. They took him to one of our board members and asked if we could take him into our rescue. Wallace was intact and we assume never vaccinated at the time. Wallace is now neutered, microchipped, and fully vaccinated. He is also an absolute joy and gets along great with other dogs/people/kids.
The second dog is Diamond. She was out of time at the shelter and on the euthanasia list. We were able to pull her, spay/microchip/vaccinate, and we feed her a high quality dog food to take care of some minor skin issues. Diamond is a very happy girl now and loves her foster family (dogs included)!
The third dog is Precious. Precious was also out of time at the shelter. We were able to pull her, spay/microchip/vaccinate, and feed her a high quality food also. Precious fits her name perfectly! She loves her foster mom and gets along well with the foster family’s other dogs.
These are three lives that we were able to save solely because we had the funds to save them due to receiving the Orvis Operational Grant. We are sincerely grateful for the grant money! Thank you!!