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Red Hook Dog Rescue, Inc.: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

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

3/4 of the money was used for evaluation and training (private lessons) for Kimchi; the rest was used to pay medical bills for other dogs in our program.

We provide training for dogs in foster homes, if needed. Kimchi did need some help. The donors are the parents of Kimchi's former adopters, a couple that split up. The daughter of the donors did not know that she had been returned to rescue and when they found out, they wanted to help in any way possible.

How many pets did this grant help?

Two: Kimchi and then leftover funds were used to cover part of an ongoing medical bill for a little pup who had ringworm and had to be in medical isolation for a few weeks.

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

Kimchi was a little dog whom we pulled from the euthanasia list at Animal Care Centers of NYC several years ago. She was adopted by a lovely couple who were very excited and happy to have her. About two years later one of them wrote to us, desperately asking if we could watch her for a while. She had gone to California for an internship, she and her partner had split up, and she was living in a place that did not allow dogs. She promised to come get Kimchi within a few months. We took her in (thank goodness for her original foster!). The months rolled by and we realized no one was coming to get her. Once we put her on Petfinder, the other former owner saw her, and although she could not take her, she wanted to help. Along with her parents, they donated money to her care. Kimchi is now very happy in her adoptive home.

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