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Basset Rescue of Montana: Grant Report

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

This money was used to rehabilitate abused, stray dogs, and relinquished bassets with most funds being being for vet visits, updating of vaccinations, blood tests to determine heart worm positive dogs, and/or dentals, etc. Some of the funds were used to provide fuel for transporting and bring dogs to our shelter or to foster homes. Some of the money was used for shelter supplies for highly anxious and nervous dogs coming into the shelter i.e. Rescue Remedy, special bones to relieve anxiety, and to help with electric costs in keeping music on for soothing.

This grant helped us to maintain a level of care that was exceptional. We here at Basset Rescue of Montana provide a level of care to these homeless bassets way beyond the standard. The grant helped our organization because it provided us with extra money for special needs bassets i.e. Henry - Addisons Disease.

How many pets did this grant help?

In the last year this grant was able to help 13 dogs

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

Lets talk about the Basset/Beagle mix named Bud. He was found on Highway 90, and was turned in to the Deer Lodge shelter. At that time we had an application on a war vet that needed emotional comfort and his psychiatrist suggested getting a hound. Due to the fact this retired war vet had very limited funds, he needed help in finding a dog in; transporting a dog to him, and 100% help getting the dog totally checked out by a local veterinarian and blood work done to test for heart worm, etc. Since Fred had no money, we provided a special dog bed, and a bag of low fat food since Bud was over weight.