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Saving Death Row Dogs: All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration Grant Report

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

To cover the medical expenses of dogs in our rescue to prepare them for their forever homes.

This grant covered the medical expenses for two adult dogs and seven puppies whom we received in our rescue.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Brownie is a 6-year-old Weimaraner who had been with her family all her life. Due to a change in family circumstances, she was surrendered. During her intake exam, it was discovered that she was heartworm-positive. She went through three months of treatment and came through like a champ; she is now with her new family, including a human brother and sister (first photo).

Georgie is from a puppy mill. She spent seven long years producing puppies at every heat cycle for a breeder. During her intake exam, the vet discovered mammary tumors, which were removed along with lymph nodes and the samples sent off for testing. We got the exciting news that there was no cancer and as soon as she was all healed up, she could go to her new home. She is now being spoiled and loved by a retired gentleman who loves her to pieces (second photo).

Second Chance (third photo) is a 3-month-old boxer mix who was found covered in fleas and ticks. The vet’s office that found him named him Tilt because his head tilted. Once we took him into our rescue we took him to our vet, who wanted to examine deep into his ear canal to see if something might be lodged deep inside. This procedure was done at the time of his neuter so he only had to be sedated once. This sweet boy definitely got his Second Chance.

We got a call from a rural shelter in southern Kansas. A family’s Shih Tzu had a litter of six puppies who were 8 weeks old that they needed gone (fourth and fifth photos). With parvo being heavy in that area, the shelter didn’t want to take them, so we took them since all our dogs are in foster homes. We kept them quarantined until they received the necessary vaccinations to be protected against diseases. This grant paid for their vetting, including spays and neuters, to get them ready for their forever homes.

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