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Paws Crossed Animal Rescue: REDI Implementation Grant Report

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

This grant greatly assisted Paws Crossed in rescuing, preparing and promoting our orphaned pets for their forever homes. This includes spay/neuter, microchip, age-appropriate vaccines, medicines, and any other minor or major procedures or surgeries that may be required. You helped us to say “YES, we can help you” where others were unable to.

And while we have calculated this grant to specifically help in the preparing and promoting of 40 pets below, we know that it has, indeed, helped so many more! When one pet is adopted, you make room for another one to be rescued. When one pet is adopted, you have the chance to educate the adopters and send them into the world to shine the light on the benefits of adopting a rescue furry!

How many pets did this grant help?


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

We love every single adoption, but the tale I am about to share is the perfect example of how your amazing grant helped us to say yes to not one, but two sweet girls that others may not have taken in.

We received a few pictures of this pair and heard their unbelievable story, and we just knew they were destined to be Paws Crossed dogs.

Both Sadie and Annabelle (first photo) are around 10 years old. Unfathomably, their owners moved out of their house in North Carolina and, without thought, abandoned both these girls, who remained on a property, alone, for over a year! Locals had been feeding them scraps to get by.

We know! How is this even possible? Equally unbelievable is that after all these girls have been through, they love life and people. Resilience, faith and pure love are what these little girls are made of (along with sugar, spice and everything nice)!

In the month of October, Sadie found her forever home with a member of our awesome Paws Crossed family from our local Rotary Club (second and third photos); this was part of our Seniors for Seniors initiative that we spoke about in our REDI Implementation application! Annabelle went in to a foster-to-adopt home (with another Paws Crossed alum). Sometimes when you “rescue one by one until there are none,” you wind up rescuing two!

Thank you for this incredible opportunity and grant! We are so grateful to all the wonderful good you do in animal rescue and advocacy.

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