Puppy Dog Ranch: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
Much-needed, out-of-supply dog food and supplements during our three+ month COVID-19 lockdown.
We were able to find limited amounts of dog and puppy food, chicken, rice and vegetables at various "big box" stores within 125 miles during several weeks to get us by while we waited for months for our two Chewy.com orders to arrive. Our 32 dogs and puppies were happy!
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Two litters of puppies we rescued were helped: one litter that was dumped and one litter that was pulled from a hoarding situation. We unfortunately lost two pups to parvo (with limited veterinary hospital hours); however, the nine remaining pups were all adopted to qualified, loving, happy furever homes!
The hoarding situation with Mama Sadie is pictured in the sixth and seventh photos. From Facebook: “Mama Sadie and her pups were rescued from a hoarding situation in Clovis, New Mexico. They were filled with worms, starving and inches away from dying of malnutrition. We are still overseeing the care of her babies and Kelly and me were forced to take Sadie in for emergency surgery in El Paso, Texas. Sadie’s $6,000+ emergency surgery consisted of cutting her wide open to unravel and cut the towel entwined around her intestines and removing half of her stomach which had died due to lack of blood flow. She is recovering at our quiet Rescue Ranch in Arenas Valley at this time and is doing great! This Sweet Sadie is putting on weight, running and acting like the puppy she should be and is happily running and playing with our monster Demi-lition! I’m very humbled and appreciative of the support I have received so far, but we still have a long way to go with the additional $1,500 vet bills for her sick puppies, one of which we had to make the grueling decision to have euthanized for parvo.”