Dolly's Legacy Animal Rescue: COVID-19 Operation Grant

What was the money or product used for?

Dolly’s Legacy Animal Rescue used the $500 award to help with the spay/neuter costs for the many dogs and cats we rescued during the July timeframe. We were able to provide about five surgeries for the rescued animals with the money. We are so grateful for the funding!

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

During this time of COVID, there was an increase in people looking to adopt pets and there are always more animals that need to be rescued than there should be. This grant helped our organization to provide spay/neuter fees for some of the dogs and cats who came from high[-intake] shelter areas to Nebraska so they were ready for adoptions.

Our organization takes on all kinds of cases and, sadly, a number of expensive heartworm cases (with great outcomes, mind you!), so additional funding is important to us because it allows us to stretch resources and get to our organization’s ultimate goal of saving all the animals that we can. We are so grateful for the funding!

How many pets did this grant help?

5+

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

One of the puppies helped by this grant was Warrior. He came from Oklahoma, where their shelters are overwhelmed and under-funded. He had been abandoned. Our organization partners with an individual in Oklahoma who helps to tag animals for our rescue and send them to Nebraska for better lives. Warrior arrived in early July from Oklahoma and stayed with a foster while he was vetted and neutered (with the Petfinder Foundation’s grant!). He found his family in August! Warrior is a black-and-white puppy and the photos show him at transport (coming in from Oklahoma), with his foster family, and, finally, at adoption day with his forever family!

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