Monty's Home: Orvis Dog Enrichment Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The grant money was used for spaying and neutering surgeries for seven dogs that Monty's Home rescued from the Pender County Shelter in Burgaw, NC (two dogs of the seven dogs were reported on in December 2015).
The grant provided funds to provide spaying and neutering surgeries to seven dogs Monty's Home rescued, in order to help with the problem of overpopulation of dogs and to encourage responsible pet ownership. Monty's Home was able to divert funds from our budget that would have gone to spaying and neutering costs and put it towards other areas of direct dog care, such as food, medication, collars, leashes, etc.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Clogger (first photo) is a 5-year-old walker hound found severely underweight with numbers spray-painted on his fur, mostly likely a hunting dog who was marked and lost during a hunt. Lindy (second photo) is a 5-year-old female yellow Lab found as a stray with a leg injury, and nails that were so long that one had cut into her paw pad. Zumba (third photo) is an 11-month-old female cattle dog mix. Twist (fourth photo) is a 3-year-old male Lab who had been a stray for a long time. He was found severely malnourished and covered in fleas, with an acute skin infection and hair loss over his entire body. George (fifth photo) is a 4-year-old walker hound. Gracie (sixth photo) is a 1-year-old dachshund/Lab mix. These dogs entered Monty’s Home’s Pawsitive Partners Prison Program on Jan. 7, 2016. For eight weeks, they will be trained by inmate dog trainers in two local prisons, where they will learn basic obedience/household manners prior to adoption into qualified homes within the community.