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Allegan County Animal Shelter operated by Wishbone Pet Rescue Alliance: Bar Dog Operation Grant Report

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

The funds were used to purchase both dog food and shelter-intake vaccine medications (bordatella, distemper, etc.).

This grant helped tremendously in offsetting our dog-food and medication costs, as they are what we spend the most on each year. Food had an increase of 12%, and medications increased over 10%, with the increase in 2022 expected to be 30%.

How many pets did this grant help?

25 dogs

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

This grant assisted in Georg’s recovery and eventual adoption. Georg, a German shepherd mix (first photo), came to us as a stray with extreme bowel issues. We needed to start him on a special, limited-ingredient diet right away which, over the course of several weeks, completely changed his microbiome to normal and he was able to have normal intestinal activity thereafter. Georg also had extreme anxiety, so he was administered PL360 Calming Supplement and fluoxetine, and was ultimately adopted!

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