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Southwest Ohio Doberman Rescue: All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration Grant Report

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

The money was used to help with emergency veterinary care of a dobe who came to us near death.

It helped with medical costs for an unexpected, VERY expensive dobe and ultimately helped her be adopted into a wonderful forever home.

How many pets did this grant help?

Technically one, but really, by receiving these funds, it helps us to help so many more dobes.

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

This grant helped Mila, an urgent admission to our rescue and immediately to the emergency vet with critical hypothermia (the first pic is of us trying to warm her up with blankets, dryers and heated fluids). She was surrendered to a shelter because the family “got a new puppy.” The family thought she stopped eating because she didn’t like the puppy and tossed her out. Unfortunately she was already very ill with an unknown illness.

Originally diagnosed with pyometra [infection of the uterus], she was taken for emergency surgery where she was actually found to have eaten a towel, which was removed during surgery. She had been ill in her prior home and at the shelter for over a week before a good Samaritan got her to us, just in time.

Needless to say, the surgery was just the start of her journey, as other damage had occurred from neglecting her symptoms. She was still hypothermic and had multiple lab-value issues for weeks while she continued to heal. Her foster mom had to take her to the vet at least bi-weekly, if not weekly. She was eventually also diagnosed with hypothyroidism as well and put on a daily medicine for this.

Fortunately for Mila, she got to us just in time to save her life. She was eventually adopted into a fantastic home after a few months with us regaining her health. She is now treated like the princess she deserves to be! (Last pic)

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