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Cleveland Animal Protective League: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

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

The grant was used to help the nearly 15,000 animals who come through our doors each year.

The grant helped animals through a variety of our progressive programs.

How many pets did this grant help?

Nearly 15,000 animals who come through our doors each year.

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

Rosie had been abandoned, chained to a house on Cleveland’s east side. Her brindle coat was dirty and dull, and she did not have food or water. Worse yet, Rosie, an American bulldog mix, was in labor, about to give birth to her puppies in the cold, wet mud under the porch.

Fortunately for Rosie, the Cleveland APL’s Humane Investigations team arrived just in time. They immediately put Rosie in their vehicle to take her to the APL, where she could have her puppies in a warm, cozy space. The puppies wouldn’t wait, though. Rosie gave birth to some of them on her way to the APL, and the rest after she arrived at the shelter—ultimately 10 in all.

Once she arrived at the APL, the veterinary team took over and began treating Rosie and the puppies. Rosie herself received tender, loving care while she took good care of her puppies. She nursed all 10 and, miraculously, all 10 survived!

After they were weaned, the puppies quickly found their new homes. Then it was Rosie’s turn. Rosie met her new, loving family and the rest is history! She is now living the happy life that she so deserves!

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