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Local Animal Shelter Support Inc. (L.A.S.S.I.): Orvis Dog Enrichment Grant Report

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

Geriatric exams, heartworm treatment for one senior dog, spay/neuter surgery, and joint supplements

Our rescue serves a very rural farming community and this grant enabled us to provide the needed geriatric care for six dogs. Within a two-week period, six senior dogs were surrendered to the rescue and all had varying degrees of medical problems.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Slyk (first and second photos), a 10-year-old spaniel mix, was surrendered to the rescue along with his two siblings, Gussy (third and fourth photos) and Buddy (fifth and sixth photos), after being used as a sled dogs. He was used to give customers rides in the wintertime. All three of the dogs are 10 years old and had varying degrees of medical issues, but Slyk also presented as being heartworm-positive. He is currently undergoing his treatment and will be available for adoption soon. We are incredibly grateful for being selected to receive these funds and all six of these dogs benefited from them. Flower (seventh photo) did get adopted and Slyk, Gussy, and Buddy are currently available for adoption. Thank you!

Meet Slyk:
Meet Gussy:
Meet Buddy:

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