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Animal Protection Society of Person County, NC: Orvis Dog Enrichment Grant Report

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

The money was used to pay vet bills for four dogs - Muffin, Caleb, Fudgie and Sophie.
MUFFIN: Total $518.97 (wellness exam, kennel cough treatment, tumor removal, UTI - Clavamox, spay)
CALEB: Total $113.24 (wellness exam, vaccines, neuter)
FUDGIE: Total: $147.15 (wellness exam, spay while in heat)
SOPHIE: Total: $385.34 (wellness exam, vaccines, spay, and doxycycline for heartworm treatment)

In order for these pets to be adopted, they have to be healthy. Having help with paying vet bills means we can save more animals. It allows us to take in animals that need more medical care than the basic vaccinations and spay/neuter. Our adoption fees never cover any extra medical care for the animals who are sick.

How many pets did this grant help?

This grant helped four Chihuahuas who we rescued from [open-admission] shelters.

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

Fudgie was turned in to a rural North Carolina [open-admission] shelter as a stray. She was terrified of the shelter and snapped at the vet on her first visit. After being in a foster home for a few weeks where she was shown lots of love, she blossomed into a loving “cuddlebug” and was adopted by a couple who had lost their beloved Chihuahua last year. They just “love her to pieces”!

Muffin (second photo) is a 3-year-old special-needs girl. When she was taken for her wellness exam, a tumor was found on her leg. We had the growth operated on and sent for analysis and it came back as cancer. She is also heartworm-positive and has a heart murmur from the heartworms. She is halfway through her heartworm treatment. When she is finished, the doctor will evaluate her medical condition and see if she would be strong enough for a leg amputation. She is a real trooper, taking all this in stride and remaining loving and playful. She is really a special dog.

The third photo is Caleb; the fourth is Sophie. Meet them here:

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