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Hearts United for Animals: Shelter+ Challenge Grant Report

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

It was used for the veterinary care for a rescued puppy-mill dog named Ghirardelli.

The grant was used for veterinary care of a puppy-mill dog that had serious health problems.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Ghirardelli is a little puppy-mill Pomeranian who arrived at HUA with many health problems. She required extensive veterinary care for pneumonia and other respiratory problems before she could have routine health care, and support was very important for her care. She became a happy, healthy little one after she received the care that she needed. We learned that she had been debarked, and that caused damage to her trachea which would not be overcome. Ghirardelli had a tendency to snort when she was doing active things. She was soon adopted and went to a home where her canine siblings are bulldogs. Since they all snort, too, Ghirardelli fit right in. What is most important is that her home is a very happy one for dogs, and Ghirardelli is very loved.

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