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Monty's Home: Orvis Dog Enrichment Grant Report

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

The funds received from the Petfinder Foundation were used to neuter and provide pain medication after the neutering procedure for two dogs that Monty's Home rescued. The remaining funds from the grant will be used for spaying/neutering purposes when the next group of canines is pulled from the local shelter by Monty's Home at the beginning of January.

The grant helped to provide services that will help with the problem of overpopulation of dogs and encourage responsible pet ownership. Spaying/neutering the canines that Monty's Home rescues prior to adoption is an added benefit for the families that are adopting the dogs. Our organization is 100% volunteer and our budget comes from donations, our own fundraising and through grants like the one provided by the Petfinder Foundation. Monty's Home is grateful for the additional funds provided by the Petfinder Foundation in order for us to continue to rescue dogs and provide them with the forever homes they deserve.

How many pets did this grant help?

This grant has helped two dogs, but will be helping five more canines in January 2016.

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

Disco, a 4-year-old beagle/retriever mix (first photo), and Tango, a 5-year-old Labrador retriever (second photo), were found as strays and brought to the Pender County Shelter in North Carolina. After a 19-point temperament evaluation, Monty’s Home identified these two dogs as good candidates to enter our Pawstive Partners Prison Program (PPPP is an eight-week program that uses inmate dog trainers to teach basic obedience and household manners). Both dogs were heartworm-positive and needed treatment before they could enter the PPPP. Disco and Tango were rescued by Monty’s Home, neutered, had their vaccinations brought up-to-date and are currently receiving heartworm treatment in order to enter our PPPP program in January.

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