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Paws for Life Rescue: Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant Report

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

Grant funds were used to help with some of the expenses for heartworm treatment, medical care and boarding costs for Josephine, a 9-year-old dog.

PFL has no paid staff and receives no government support. Every penny donated goes directly to the animals in our care, paying vet bills and purchasing needed supplies. PFL uses a network of loving foster care homes where animals stay until their forever homes are found. In some cases, if foster homes are not available, we use boarding facilities rather than leave a sick or senior animal in a shelter environment. This grant helped to offset some of the costs for Josephine's medical care and boarding.

How many pets did this grant help?

One senior dog named Josephine

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

Nine-year-old Josephine was dumped at Animal Control full of milk; at her senior age, she had just given birth to a litter of puppies. No one knows what happened to them. Josephine tested positive for heartworm and has completed her treatment, and now she really needs to live out her senior days in a forever home. She does not get along with other dogs or cats as she never learned how to share the cuddles she seeks so often. Our volunteers visit her frequently in a boarding facility and all she wants to do is give kisses. Since she was rescued from the shelter four months ago, she has not received one application for adoption. When asked to pose for a picture with direct eye contact, Josephine didn’t hesitate to provide an eyeball — and a kiss, as you can see in the second picture! She is ready for her forever home! Meet her.

UPDATE: Josephine has been adopted!

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