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4 Luv of Dog Rescue: Orvis Dog Enrichment Grant Report

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

Funds were used for food, veterinary care and and underwater rehab sessions.

4 Luv of Dog Rescue regularly rescues and fosters dogs in all states of health. However, Major was one of the saddest dogs we'd ever seen. Generous gifts like yours allow us to save dogs like Major, who would otherwise be euthanized simply because their owners had abused, mistreated, and abandoned them.

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A volunteer in Bismarck (200 miles from our shelter) saw a message on Craigslist announcing that a dog was to be euthanized if he wasn’t adopted/rescued within the next 12 hours. Volunteers in Bismarck drove 40 miles to the Ft. Yates Indian Reservation and rescued Major with just a few hours to spare. Major was severely emaciated and had open sores on his body. His back legs were splayed and he was too weak to stand. His spirit was low and at first he huddled in his kennel with his head down and didn’t bark or make any crying noises at all. Volunteers brought Major to 4 Luv of Dog, where he was placed in a foster home and nursed/loved back to health. While under our care, Major visited the vet numerous times and underwent underwater physical therapy to straighten out one leg and rebuild overall strength. Major gained 40 pounds and changed from a sad-eyed, emaciated, pitiful dog to a loving companion who has been adopted and is full of health and vigor. The photos tell the story.

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