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New Rochelle Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

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

The grant helped pay for Pumpkin’s echo-cardiogram.

Helped to cover the medical expenses associated with this very sick puppy.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Pumpkin (first photo), an adorable Labrador-mix puppy, was one of the “Eight is Enough” litter that arrived in August. She had a heart murmur, needing a echo-sonogram to diagnosis it and determine any treatment options. Pumpkin was put into a foster home with a lovely family with an 11-year-old girl while she awaited the appointment with the sonogram specialist. She had her echo-cardiogram and was diagnosed with a severe heart defect that was not treatable with either surgery or medication. The doctor told us the puppy would very likely not live very long. When told this heartbreaking news, the brave 11-year-old daughter immediately turned to her parents and asked, “Can we take her back home?” Pumpkin is enjoying life in a home surrounded by a family and doing things every puppy should do: Getting cuddles on the couch and playtime with her family. Though her life will not be long, it will be loved.

The second photo is a collage of Happy Tails from the New Rochelle Humane Society.

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