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MSPCA-Cape Cod: All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration Grant Report

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

We used the money to sponsor the adoption fees for numerous difficult-to-place dogs. It's been an incredible opportunity for us to feature and adopt out terminally ill, old, injured, behaviorally-challenged, and bonded dogs.

It allowed us to waive the fees for dogs who would otherwise be overlooked. Thanks to the grant, we adopted out a 15-year-old Shih Tzu, a blind and deaf senior cocker spaniel, a pit bull in renal failure, and a corgi with some behavioral issues. This grant gives us the opportunity to keep bonded pairs together by waiving the adoption fee of one of the dogs. We cannot emphasize enough how much this grant has done for our beloved dogs.

How many pets did this grant help?

So far, this grant has helped four dogs. Our adoption fee is $250, and the grant received was $2,500. Therefore, we can waive the fee for six more dogs!

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

Blind and deaf cocker spaniel Lassie came to us severely emaciated and with a host of painful ailments, including chronic ear, eye, and skin infections. Our 10-year-old lady amazed us with her sweet and loving disposition. Her eyes, blinded by years of inflammation and infection, were in such horrific shape that we had them removed at Angell Animal Medical Center. She is a sprightly girl and will “sing” when she’s feeling lonely. There’s nothing wrong with her nose and she has no issue finding her food. Now in a loving home, Lassie enjoys short walks, snoozes in the sun, and lazy afternoon naps.

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