NMDOG: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The Petfinder Foundation 2020 COVID-19 Operation Grant grant was used to provide heartworm and flea/tick preventative medications for our dogs in boarding (six dogs: Twix, Rayden, Seabiscuit, B-Line, Kenzie, Hashbrown), in foster care (nine dogs: Nevis, Neyo, Jack, Delta Dawn, Savvy, Lobo, Haven, Little Lilly, and Blossom), and in our long-term Home Sanctuary program (ten dogs: Honor, Astro, Baxter Cape, Raina, Goldie, Pinto, Sterling, Dukey, Micah, and Lance Sweets), for the month of April 2020.
The 2020 COVID19 Operation Grant allowed us to continue to provide excellent care to our dogs: first, paying for heartworm and flea/tick preventative for one month for 25 dogs. Additionally, since our preventatives were taken care of for a month, this grant allowed NMDOG to use operational funds towards the expense of isolation-boarding for a new intake, Fauci.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
This grant allowed NMDOG to use operational funds towards the expense of isolation-boarding for a new intake, Fauci (first photo), an elderly American bulldog with sarcoptic mange. Fauci is a victim of animal cruelty (charges were filed against the owner), and was near death when he was surrendered to NMDOG. After discharge from the vet he required a sterile, isolated kennel, which was provided by a partner shelter. Fast forward to June 2020, and sweet Fauci is now at our NMDOG HQ and recovering well!
B-Line (second photo) was unchained in January 2020. He is a 1-year-old heeler mix and he has a ton of energy! B-Line is a very fun-loving, excitable boy with a heart of gold. He is very smart! B-Line is currently in boarding and goes on regular outings with an NMDOG volunteer. B-Line is available for foster and/or adoption.
Meet B-Line here.
Rayden (third photo) is almost 2 years old and he is one of the sweetest, silliest, most joyful huskies you will ever meet! You wouldn’t have known that when we first met Rayden a few months ago, because Rayden’s spirit was broken. He was starved emotionally, mentally and physically. He weighed only 28 lbs. the day he was removed from his chain. Today, Rayden weighs at least 45 lbs. and he has received a full medical and behavioral clearance for adoption. NMDOG has promised to love and treasure Rayden, providing for all of his needs and to find the perfect husky home to keep him safe and make all of his dreams come true. We don’t take these promises lightly — that is why we work so hard and sometimes wait so long until the *right* home is found. “Rescue is not about finding a dog a home. Rescue is about finding a dog a great home.”
Meet Rayden here.
Hashbrown (fourth photo) came to NMDOG in early 2019 as the result of a domestic-violence situation. Hashbrown loves to play fetch and splash in the kiddie pool. He likes other dogs, but NMDOG is looking for a home where Hashbrown can be the only pet in the home, so he can enjoy the full attention of a loving family. Meet Hashbrown here.