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Save A Dog Rescue: Orvis Dog Enrichment Grant Report

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

Veterinary care

This grant provided us the funds for veterinary care for three heartworm-positive dogs who were rescued from a primitive outdoor shelter. This shelter is no-kill; dogs are there for long periods of time. Sometimes they are there for years and develop many health problems. We rescue from them whenever we have donations or grant money, because we know that most dogs that come from there will be heartworm-positive and may require extensive medical treatment. Without this grant, we would not have been able to rescue them.

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Four dogs were rescued from a primitive outdoor shelter. Doc was at this shelter for three years. Moe was there for two years; Zoey and Ziva, eight months. Three dogs were heartworm-positive and because of this grant we were able to treat them immediately. We rescue as many dogs as we can each year from this shelter. These dogs are in the greatest need, exposed to extreme weather conditions and never taken out of their kennels for walks or playtime. Not only did they have heartworm, but also mange and kennel sores which needed to be treated. Without this grant, those dogs might still be there.

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