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Tyson's Place Animal Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

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

The Sponsor a Pet request was made for Spike and Stella, two 13-year-old Lab siblings in our rescue. The money went directly toward their care. Due to arthritis, they need daily joint supplements and also eat a special venison food. Also, Stella pinched a nerve in her back and needed to see the veterinarian immediately. She needed two different medications to manage her pain.

The money allowed us to provide specialized care to two senior Labs in our rescue.

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Our rescue assists terminally ill people in finding homes for their pets. Spike and Stella are bonded sibling Labs who came into our rescue at the age of 12 after their owner passed away in hospice care. They have arthritis, so we started them on joint supplements and continued on the venison food that gave them their youthful appearance. Stella pinched a nerve in her back and needed immediate vet care and two medications, and the Sponsor a Pet donation helped us with the vet bills.

Update from Tyson’s Place’s Facebook page on Dec. 14, 2015: BIG NEWS! Spike and Stella, our 13-year-old black Labs who have been with us since June, are being adopted by their foster parents, Mike and Jane! They said it best: Spike and Stella comforted their owner in the final years of his life, staying with him until he took his very last breath, and we are honored to do the same for them.

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