Carolina Pet Adoption & Welfare Society (PAWS): Orvis Animal Care Grant

What was the money or product used for?

The grant covered various vetting costs for a number of dogs in the rescue. It covered spay/neuters, vaccines, rabies, testing and medication.

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

We were able to use the funds to rescue additional dogs and fully vet and care for them.

How many pets did this grant help?

At present the grant has been used to help over 10 dogs in the rescue.

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

Hope is a sweetheart of a dog probably born in 2012. Her New Year started a few days early when friends of Carolina PAWS found her stray outside a moving container on Dec. 29. Hope was underweight at 36 lbs. (she should weigh about 60) and has a skin infection that she is currently being treated for.

Molly, a sweet and very mild-mannered dog, was born approximately August 2010 and looks to be a Boxer/Lab mix. Her ear was permanently disfigured when her first owners decided to try to crop it themselves, without the expertise of a veterinarian. This forever body scar has not deterred her easygoing, loving disposition.

Nina is a Boxer/Lab mix born around March 2013. Nina was recently found homeless, living with her previous owners in a tent. She spent many nights cold and hungry but she remained ever loyal to her owners. They surrendered her to our rescue, realizing they could not give her the care she deserved. Nina is a sweet girl who clearly knows what it means to be a man’s best friend.

Halle is a Terrier/Boxer born approximately September 2012. She is a peppy, happy girl who loves her rope toys and playing in the backyard. She was rescued after being found hungry and cold on the streets. She knows the true meaning of human compassion. She is warm and safe in her new foster home.