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A Path 4 Paws Dog Rescue: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

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

We used all of the funds for medical expenses. Knight, a senior border collie mix rescued from the shelter, needed to have a hematoma removed from his ear.

Chiweenie, an 8-year-old dachshund mix also rescued from the shelter and a cruelty case, needed a dental and neuter before being adopted.

A family dumped 12 young dogs with no prior vetting on our organization. We were able to spay/neuter, vaccinate, and microchip all of the dogs prior to adoption.

Chiweenie, an 8-year-old dachshund mix, was rescued from a shelter in Arizona, where he had been taken from a home as a cruelty case. He was in bad need of a dental and had to have most of his teeth pulled along with his neuter, which ended up costing three times the regular cost because he was a cryptorchid. His bill was $952.81.

We also acquired 12 dogs from an owner who was overbreeding (this was the second time they have dumped dogs with us). They were all vetted and adopted out into wonderful homes. Our cost for vetting was $124 each. They were all adopted out (some were even foster fails) and are living great lives.

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Chiweenie, an 8-year-old dachshund mix (first photo), was pulled from the shelter after he found himself homeless due to a cruelty case. He was in desperate need of a dental to remove most of his teeth as well as a neuter, but he was cryptorchid, which was a more complicated and expensive procedure. Once he was cleared from his healing, he was ready to find his forever home.

He was a sweet guy and loved the foster mom, but was not liking the foster dad and would try to bite him if he got too close. A nice couple came along and wanted to try fostering him before possibly adopting him. Unfortunately, they were having the same problem where he was not fond of the husband, so he went back into another foster home until we could find the right home.

Along came Michelle and her husband, who had just lost their last dog from a horrible attack by a dog who’d gotten loose. Chiweenie instantly bonded with her and her husband! She sends us lots of updates on how well he is adjusting, and he even got a new rescue sister to play with. We thank the Petfinder Foundation for this grant that helped Chiweenie have a wonderful new life!

We had a senior dog named Knight (second photo) who was an unclaimed stray at the shelter and desperately needed rescue. He was so stiff in his hind end that we had to do X-rays on his hips. We were surprised that they were clear, which most likely indicated he was kept in a small area without any opportunity for exercise. There was further proof of neglect as his ear had a horrible hematoma due to a painful untreated ear infection. This cost us $574 to have treated. He is now living out his life in a wonderful new home.

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