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Lake Norman Animal Rescue: Orvis Dog Enrichment Grant Report

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

This grant was used to help cover vet care for three different animals that we rescued with different medical issues. This grant allowed us to pull these animals and care for them while many other rescues overlooked them.

This grant allowed us to care for three animals with different medical issues. It covered the evaluation and cherry-eye surgery (both eyes) on a young purebred cocker spaniel named Rocky. Rocky has recovered from his surgery and is a great boy still looking for his forever home. It covered heartworm treatment on a young Yorkie/dachshund mix named Clarabelle who was pulled from the shelter heartworm-positive. She successfully went through heartworm treatment and has been adopted into her forever home. It also helped us diagnose and provide adequate care for an elderly beagle named Buckly. He was diagnosed with tumors on his anal glands, so after diagnosis we helped keep him comfortable as long as we could until he recently passed.

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

This grant helped Rocky, a purebred cocker spaniel who was owner-surrendered to a rural animal shelter. Rocky caught our eye at the shelter because he is a beautiful chocolate color; however, he had extreme eye infections and cherry eye in both eyes. We immediately got him checked out by our local vet and he had an ear infection and urinary-tract infection in addition to his eye infection and cherry eye. We treated the ear infection and the urinary-tract infection. We also went to a specialist to have his eyes looked at and a plan made. We then proceeded with the surgery and Rocky has recovered great. He is a sweet, sweet boy looking for his forever home. Meet Rocky:

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