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Ninna's Road to Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

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

All monies received by Ninna's Road to Rescue go to the animals, whether it's towards their vetting, monthly preventive medicines, food, or the shelter in which they live. We are 100% volunteer-based. Our largest monthly expense is our vet bill and 85% of our donations go towards it.

The amount received was only $45, but in our minds, every amount, large or small, benefits our rescue and the animals we save, many of whom come from our local [open-admission] shelters.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Our most recent rescue story that has a beginning and an end is Lady Melody. She came to us from Animal Control. She had been running loose in a very bad area for months and no one could capture her. She was finally captured by Animal Control and they contacted us for help. The pictures show her progression. She came to us on Nov. 13, 2015, scared, biting, covered in dreadlocks and fleas, heartworm-positive, filled with intestinal parasites, etc. We immediately took her to our vet and, once she was cleared from the vet, we at the rescue worked on her emotional healing. It took time, and we had a few bites in the process, but eventually her playful, fun, loving self came out. She found her furever home on Jan. 24, 2016. Many of the dogs we take in have similar stories to Lady Melody’s and we work hard on each and every case. We are not a “flipper” rescue. We believe rescue is about quality, not quantity — because what’s the point of rescuing if all you are doing is vetting and sending them back out to homes where they may end up in the same situation from which they came? We are strict, but we have a huge and wonderful following of responsible pet owners and we KNOW when we hand that dog off to their new family, we’ve sent them off to the best of the best home. We are asked often, “How do you do it? I wouldn’t be able to let them go.” We can let them go because we know that we’ve done our service towards this animal, and that the arms we are handing the dog off to now will continue what we worked so hard to accomplish with each and every animal. The third picture shows Lady Melody’s Happy Tails picture with her new mommy.

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