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Leflore County Humane Society: Shelter+ Challenge Grant Report

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

We were able to use the money from the grant to do two heartworm treatments and one minor surgery, and to buy vaccines.

This grant helped us to provide medical treatment to two animals to be able to get them healthy so they could be adopted.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Cotton came to us on Dec. 18, 2013. He was found in a ditch, cold, starved, matted and very sick. We immediately sent him to the vet. His ears were so full of hair and debris that he could not hear. He had feces stuck to his bottom and was so raw that he was bleeding. His hair was so matted that he had sores all over his little body. He was in such bad shape our vet did not think he would live for 3-4 more days. I took him home with me the week of Christmas so he could get a little extra TLC. He continued to visit the vet every two weeks to have his ears treated. He was heartworm positive, so we had him treated and neutered. After many baths, groomings and good food to eat, Cotton began to look more like he should and to feel better. He was adopted on Feb. 27, 2014!!! I have attached before and after pictures of Cotton to show you how he improved. We at LCHS would like to thank the people who voted for us and also the Petfinder Foundation for awarding this grant to us to enable us to provide all the care that our animals so greatly deserve.

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