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Social Tees Animal Rescue: All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration Grant Report

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

We used the All-Star Dog Celebration Grant from April 2016 to fund our "Underdogs & Undercats" program, through which we specifically rescue special-needs animals and animals who need extensive medical care.

This grant helped to grow our "Underdogs & Undercats" program. The money from the grant was used to treat a special-needs senior Shih Tzu named Boo Boo (f.k.a. Bruno) so that we could help him get healthy and find a forever home. Each "Underdogs & Undercats" animal that we rescue helps us to grow the program and save more animals by spreading the word about those we have already rescued.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

We used this grant to help a blind senior Shih Tzu named Boo Boo (f.k.a. Bruno) get healthy and get adopted. We rescued Boo Boo earlier this year. At the time of rescue, we knew he would be a special case because he was blind, hearing-impaired, and about 10 years old. The pets who need extra rescuing are our soft spot, though, and we were determined to help him find his happily ever after. Shortly after he went to his foster home, he experienced a medical emergency when an anal abscess exploded. Because the cost of care was going to be so high to get him through this (ultimately over $3,000), our vet offered humane euthanasia as an option since Boo Boo was already a senior with other significant handicaps, and our veterinary funds are so limited. Thanks to this grant, we were able to save Boo Boo’s life and make sure he was healthy enough for adoption. His foster parents ended up adopting him, and he is now very spoiled and very happy!

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