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Hero's Heart: Bar Dog Operation Grant Report

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

We used these grant dollars to help with vet care for two cats and one dog. It helped offset the costs for much-needed medicine for all three.

We get a lot of animals who are in bad shape, so there is often preliminary care that is needed even before we can give vaccines and schedule spay/neuter. All animals are fixed before adoption.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Yeti (first photo) is a cat who came to us after he was found visiting a home that was feeding the crows, squirrels, and other wildlife. He showed up and was devouring the food (second photo).

The good Samaritan was able to approach him, and saw that he was in very bad shape. Yeti was severely matted, quite thin, and appeared to have dried feces on his back-end. But he was super friendly! Surely he must have an owner, the good Samaritan thought.

We were contacted by the good Samaritan, as she wanted to Yeti, but she could not take him home. We took Yeti in, posted to look for his owner, and followed our local ordinances on trying to find the owner of a stray animal. No one came forward.

We immediately had Yeti shaved and started him on dewormer. The vet found hookworms and coccidia in large numbers. Antibiotics were prescribed, and we started there. He ended up needing two rounds of panacure and two rounds of antibiotics. Then he was healthy enough for his vaccines and to be neutered.

Yeti is a beautiful Maine coon-looking cat, with huge polydactyl feet, front and back. He looked a bit small when he was shaved, but he has since picked up his weight and is doing great! And he was adopted within 24 hours of being posted on Petfinder! He is due to go to his new home next week when his new family is back from vacation.

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