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Animal Rescue New Orleans: Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant Report

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

ARNO used the funds to provide meds for Sweetie and offer meds included with her adoption.

This grant helped ARNO provide much-needed meds to Sweetie and also offer future meds to her adopter to make her more adoptable.

How many pets did this grant help?

One beautiful, disabled senior

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

The Petfinder Foundation helped bring about a miracle for a senior pet: Sweetie was given a chance. Animal Rescue New Orleans rescued her from a municipal shelter, where she had been brought in the back of a pick-up truck with her gentle muzzle duct-taped. She could not walk on her back legs and would have been euthanized at the shelter had we not rescued her. X-rays later showed arthritis from old injuries, but also that Sweetie had been shot with a pellet gun. She still carries plastic pellets in her body.

Although when we got her, Sweetie could not walk on her back legs without a sling, but our vet believed that, with cage rest and medication, she would be able walk again. When you first awarded ARNO this grant, she had just started to walk. She has since gone into a foster-to-adopt home, where she is walking with no sling and doing great. She is going to be adopted. We could not have done it without your support! Thank you, Petfinder Foundation.

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