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Ingham County Animal Control: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

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

Heartworm treatment

Money was used for our Animal Care Fund that helps provide medical treatment and surgeries for animals.

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

Cruella arrived at the shelter as a stray in February 2015. A pit bull mix, she was distinctive with her black-spotted white coat, hence her 101 Dalmatians-inspired name! Sadly, no owner showed up to claim this friendly and snuggly girl, and following her mandatory four-day hold time, she became a ward of Ingham County. All dogs with unknown medical backgrounds are, at a minimum, vaccinated for parvovirus, distemper, rabies and kennel cough, and also tested for heartworm. Unfortunately for Cruella, she tested positive for heartworm. However, a month into her treatment, Cruella found her forever home and her new owner continued to bring her to the shelter for the remainder of her drug therapy.

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