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Saving Death Row Dogs: Orvis Dog Enrichment Grant Report

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

To pay the medical bills for a litter of puppies that we rescued that had contracted parvo.

The grant helped save the lives of these puppies who would have otherwise died from the disease.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Saving Death Row Dogs’ board of directors wants to thank the Petfinder Foundation for the amazing grant received to help pay for the medical expenses for our parvo puppies. On Aug. 1, 2015, we received a call from a rural Kansas shelter asking if we could take a litter of seven puppies. We agreed to help these precious babies. We immediately took them in to the vet to get their shots and be examined. A week later, one of the puppies got sick and that’s when we found out they had parvovirus. We immediately took action, giving them fluids and putting them on a special diet to keep them from dehydrating. We are so happy that every puppy lived. But this type of care comes at a cost. We put an urgent plea out and many of our followers donated funds to help. It was at that point that we turned to the Petfinder Foundation to ask for help. We are honored to report that they heard our plea and approved our grant request for $1,000. We are privileged to be able to work with Petfinder and the Petfinder Foundation. Here are pictures of the seven puppies after they recovered from the deadly virus and with their new families.

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