Dog Town Canine Rescue: Bissell Rescue U
What was the money or product used for?

To purchase three complete heavy-duty welded wire kennel panels, and two additional side panels.

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

This grant allowed us to better house the dogs in our care. Our old kennels were made from chain link, and had been patched numerous times over the years. These new kennels will keep our dogs safely secured.

How many pets did this grant help?

Four at the present time, but these kennels will be in use for many more years, so there will be at least 40 dogs per year using them.

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

Diva is a mixed-breed dog that we had adopted out years ago. She ended up at local animal control, still wearing our Dog Town identification tag on her collar. She had been owner-surrendered by someone who had gotten her from her original adopters. Diva had been mistreated and sadly, when she came back to us, she had acquired some destructive tendencies. She had torn holes in her chain-link kennel and even though we had patched it up numerous times, she would find a new weak spot to rip up. She was injuring her mouth and also escaping.

Diva is now happy and safe in her new, upgraded kennel. We will probably have her for a long time, but we know that she will be secure and loved.