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Secondhand Hounds: Dirty Dogs Operational Grant Report

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

We used the grant money for our medical-case animals: Bernadette, an 8-week-old English Bulldog with cerebellar hypoplasia and brachiocephalic syndrome; Ace, a 10-month-old mixed breed found with advanced demodex mange and open wounds; Dinah, a 5-week-old pit bull puppy with a broken jaw; Pops, a 4-month-old pit bull puppy with scabies, ringworm, and secondary bacterial infections; and Winston, a 6-month-old kitten who has needed multiple surgeries to fix bladder/urethra deformities.

It has allowed us to take on cases we normally would not have been able to afford. These animals would NOT have had a chance without Secondhand Hounds and this grant money. We decided to use the money to help expensive cases.

How many pets did this grant help?

We put this money toward five expensive cases, and used the rest of the money toward vaccines and preventatives for 30 dogs.

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

Bernadette had a great life for as long as she could. We would have done anything for her, but she also had tracheal hypoplasia and ended up passing away last week. Ace is improving daily! He is acting like a puppy and his hair is growing back. Dinah had surgery at 5 weeks old. She is now 8 weeks old and doing well, although she might need another surgery as she grows. Pops is still struggling with his skin issues, but we are determined to find a solution! Winston is acting like a normal kitten, although he has an external bladder at this time! A more permanent surgery will be done once he gets older.

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