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Retrieve a Golden of Minnesota (RAGOM): Shelter Challenge Grant Report

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

The money was used for the spay and neuter of unaltered rescue dogs.

RAGOM dogs are required to be spayed or neutered before adoption. Though our territory covers five states, we are fortunate to take advantage of a partnership with a low-cost, mobile spay/neuter unit in the Minneapolis area, which is where a majority of our dogs are fostered. Our Shelter Challenge Grant paid for spay and neuter costs for 14 of our rescue dogs, ensuring they would not contribute to pet overpopulation.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Early this summer RAGOM agreed to take a pregnant momma from Kentucky. Before she could get on transport she gave birth to 9 adorable puppies. Once they were old enough to travel, they all made their way to a foster home in Minnesota where, before they were adopted, they were each spayed or neutered with grant money from the Shelter Challenge. These special pups are Wren, Gia, Cinnamon, Drake, Romeo, Bella, Ace, Nutmeg and Dozer.

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