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New Hope Animal Rescue Center LLC: Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant Report

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

The money was used to supply Frankie's new family with insulin and special food for him. It also paid his adoption fee.

It covered the cost of insulin and food for Frankie for a year; therefore, we were able to use that money to help several other animals in our rescue center.

How many pets did this grant help?

One, plus several other rescue animals in our care.

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

Frankie is a 10+-year-old terrier who was found on an old county road, barely alive. He was brought in to us by a couple who happened to be driving home from their lake house. When I first saw Frankie, I was so upset and feared he wouldn’t make it through the night. I called the vet and asked if she could meet me that night. After an exam, we were told Frankie was diabetic and blind, and he needed insulin right away. He also had an ear infection and his paw pads were burned from the concrete. The first 24 hours were going to be tough on him. After several visits to the vet and lots of after-care, we were able to get Frankie stable.

Everyone at the rescue center fell in love with Frankie and he got better and better each day. We prayed someone would find it in their heart to make him a part of their family, but the cost of his treatment was such a big thing to take on.

When we received the grant for him, we decided to post a story on our Facebook. A few days later, a family came to meet him. They fell in love with him and decided to take him home. The grant really helped and provided a cost-relief on his caretaking. It also paid his adoption fee.

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