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Got Spots, Etc.: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

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

The money was used to pay for veterinary services at Berkshire Veterinary Hospital and Hilltowns Veterinary clinic. It was also used to purchase dog food, flea and tick prevention meds, as well as antibiotics.

It helped feed the rescues and pay vet bill for two new senior rescue dogs.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Sam and Hershey (first photo) were two senior dogs (ages 11 and 12) who were surrendered to a high-[intake] shelter. Both dogs were surrendered with health records showing their ages. The elderly fella that owned them passed away 18 months ago and the wife could not care for them. The son housed them in a 20 x 20 pen. When he surrendered them, he relayed to shelter workers that they deserved better than to live in a pen with no human interaction.

Our group rescued them and they were flown to us via Pilots and Paws. They both immediately saw Dr Lynch. Sam was found to be heartworm-positive and had a bacterial skin infection. Hershey was found to be rather healthy.

Sam is currently on Keflex and Apoquel and will begin his doxycycline when the Keflex is done. Both dogs got started on Bravecto. Sam also gets an antimicrobial shampoo weekly for his infected skin.

Both dogs are very bonded and very affectionate. Needless to say, they love indoor living. They are not posted on Petfinder as of yet.

In addition, the money helped in the purchase of dog food which fed the rescues. Joyce, Halley, and Millie are adopted. Thank you for your grant!

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