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Brown County Humane Society: Orvis Dog Enrichment Grant Report

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

The $1,000 was used to provide vet care for two of our current pets in the shelter.

Our shelter is run off of donations and we don't always have the money allowed to tend to expensive vet care. Sometimes it's hard just to pay our monthly bills, but when additional expenses come up, we need help to cover those expenses. By receiving this grant, it allowed us to help two dogs who were in need of high-cost veterinary care.

How many pets did this grant help?

Two dogs, a poodle named Murphy and a hound dog named Maggie.

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

Maggie the hound dog (first photo) came into our shelter from a surrounding town. She was in the pound there and her time was up. We, of course, wanted to help her, so to our shelter she came. Maggie had some eye issues: Her eyelids were turning under. This repair took two surgeries. Besides the eye problems, poor Maggie was heartworm-positive! We ordered the heartworm medications. It took several weeks but we have finally received the medication. Maggie just started the treatment last week. So far she is doing well. This heartworm treatment is a six-week course. Maggie is such a lovable girl. She loves to ever so gently put her front feet on your chest and get loving from you. She is the gentlest girl and is great with other dogs. With this grant money, we were able to give Maggie the chance at life like she deserves! Maggie’s vet bills ran over $400.

Murphy (second and third photos) is a poodle mix who was brought into our shelter by a local police officer. He was suffering from a broken leg. Sadly, no one came to the shelter looking for him. Murphy was in a lot of pain, so he was sent to a foster home to be more comfortable. Just last week, Murphy was given a clean bill of health — and was adopted by his foster mom’s mother! We couldn’t be happier! Murphy’s vet bill was $600.

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