Some of this grant was used towards medical care for a dog who came to us from a backyard breeder. Dorothy’s care totaled over $1,500. This grant was used to help pay for the x-rays that were needed to evaluate her orthopedic issues that had been left untreated for years. This grant was also used to help cover the cost of monthly preventatives for some of our dogs.
This grant helped to subsidize some of the medical-care costs associated with dogs in our care (see above). We have been struggling with fundraising, so it was a welcome relief to have this grant to help with a few of our expenses.
Dorothy was rescued from a backyard breeder, where she spent the first 8 years of her life living in a rabbit hutch. She needed 13 dental extractions, and had a grade-2 heart murmur, bilateral medial patella luxation, cataracts, and bilateral hip dysplasia with moderate degenerative joint disease.
Dorothy was a matted mess when she came into our care, and she also had allergies and skin issues. Once we got her healthy, she was adopted by a wonderful woman who needed Dorothy’s love as much as Dorothy needed hers.