We used the funds to support a puppy named Rosie, who had a heart defect.
Rosie was able to recieve ongoing care for her heart condition and has since been adopted by her foster family, who are committed to her lifetime care.
Rosie was brought to the shelter as part of an unwanted litter. She and her siblings were quickly adopted, but at her routine spay appointment, the vet found a congenital heart defect and her adopters backed out. We originally thought she would need expensive surgery and we spent much of the grant money taking her to the specialists at the MSPCA in Boston. After many tests, we now know that surgery may still be a possibility, but for now, the vet is trying outpatient care at home, which we were also able to pay for through your grant funding. Her foster family fell in love with her despite her special needs and has adopted her!