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2nd Chance Animal Rescue of Richmond, Inc.: Orvis Dog Enrichment Grant Report

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

The funds from the grant were used for the following: Three dog spays, one dog neuter, a new dog scale, microchips for nine dogs, and vaccinations.

1. Dog spay/neuter: allows are animals to be adopted without the risk of unwanted breeding
2. Dog scale: Allows us to obtain exact weights on our animals instead of estimating for flea meds and keeping our dogs at a healthy weight
3. Microchips: Needed for Indy Mega Adoption Event and for overall animal safety
4. Vaccinations: Overall dog health

How many pets did this grant help?

Nine dogs, six adopted at Indy Meda Adoption Event

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

My name is Blue and I was found wandering the streets of Richmond, Indiana. My fur was missing in some spots, so the caregivers at 2nd Chance were surprised to see me in such high spirits when I arrived. I was neutered, vaccinated, and weighed. They were happy to find I was 60 lbs. of handsome! I got my microchip and soon I was off to the Indy Mega Adoption Event. All the little dogs got families, but I sat in my crate waiting. Then I saw a couple who wanted to take me to a meet-and-greet room. I was so excited and we instantly fell in love. They are soon to be married and I was the perfect addition to the family. Now I have a home to call my own.

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