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Lake Norman Animal Rescue: All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration Grant Report

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

This grant was instrumental in allowing us to rescue and help five different dogs, all with different medical needs.

This grant allowed us to rescue and help five different dogs, all with different medical needs. We rescued a Shih Tzu who, we were told, was blind. We utilized the grant to get this dog examined and get her eyes cleared up to where she is now not blind -- she was simply not cared for and the eyes were matted shut. We also used this to help diagnose and help an old beagle stay comfortable during his final stages of anal-gland cancer. We used this also to do heartworm treatment on a young beagle. We used this to perform surgery and heartworm treatment on an injured cocker spaniel, whom I will discuss below. We finally used this to treat a dog with skin allergies and an ear infection.

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We were informed of a cocker spaniel who had been rescued by a good Samaritan. She rescued her because she was tied up outside a home from which someone had moved. In her care, the dog had been attacked by two large-breed dogs. We immediately got the dog and took her to our vet. There were multiple bite wounds where the vet had to perform surgery and input drains. While doing that, we also had the spay surgery completed. During her recovery, we found out she was heartworm-positive as well. Many weeks after her recovery, we performed heartworm treatment. This dog has come from the worst situations to now being completely healthy. She has been adopted and is enjoying the love she deserves.

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