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Animal Rescue Fund (ARF): Orvis Dog Enrichment Grant Report

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

The grant monies from the Orvis/Petfinder Foundation grant were used to heartworm-treat three dogs (Izzy, Rain and Buddy) and repair two "cherry eyes" (Olive and Whiskers).

This very generous grant help make five amazing dogs healthy, comfortable and adoptable. Four of the five dogs have already been adopted into loving homes. The fifth dog has a pending adoption application.

How many pets did this grant help?

The Orvis/Petfinder Foundation grant helped five dogs.

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

Rain (first photo) and Buddy (second photo) were confiscated by the animal shelter from terrible conditions. They were being chained outside and not being fed. The lab, Buddy, is 10 and Rain is an 8-year-old Aussie/collie mix. Buddy and Rain were both heartworm-positive. We also needed to do bloodwork and x-rays to make sure the dogs could safely make it through treatment. Due to the expense of the treatment, the shelter had waived the adoption fee of the dogs to find them homes; however, that still left the cost of treatment on the adopter. We decided to pull the dogs in order to ensure they received the treatment they needed. After their treatments, Rain has been adopted and Buddy has a pending adoption.

Izzy (third photo) is another dog we rescued from the animal shelter. Izzy was also heartworm-positive. Izzy was treated and has been adopted into a loving home.

ARF rescued Olive (fourth photo) from our local city shelter that does euthanize. Olive arrived there after having been abandoned in a basement. We instantly fell in love with her, but she needed some medical work before being adopted. Olive had a cherry eye that was corrected; she also received vaccinations and a heartworm test (she was already spayed). We are happy to announce that Olive has been adopted.

Whiskers (fifth photo) is a 4-year-old neutered male Chihuahua who came to us with a cherry eye. His eye has been fixed and he has been adopted.

Thank you so much for supporting ARF and our life saving mission.

The dogs in the photos:

1. Rain being adopted.
2. Buddy
3. Izzy being adopted
4. Olive being adopted
5. Whiskers being adopted.

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