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Central Ohio Sheltie Rescue, Inc.: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

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

We received two donations for Rick. These funds were used to complete his veterinary care, including a neuter, blood work, thyroid check, deworming, etc. We were also able to purchase a bag of Pro Plan to send with him to make sure the nutritional excellence continued once he went to that forever home. The third donation was for Gatsby. He is a special-needs dog due to his severe separation anxiety. So those funds were used to get his thyroid double-checked and to cover the cost of his wellness check.

This grant made it possible for us to cover their expenses without having to worry about where the money would come from to make it happen. It helped us ensure their health was maintained at an optimal level at all times. It gave us the time to spend with them instead of fundraising.

How many pets did this grant help?

Two directly, but countless indirectly when you consider taking the pressure of raising funds off our shoulders.

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

Gatsby is still available and will need to have a home where someone is home almost all the time. His anxiety is controlled with medication but he can be without it if someone works at home. He came from a shelter that told us he was old and blind. He was neither. He is in a loving foster home that has learned to deal with his anxiety and is helping him overcome his fears. Meet Gatsby:

Rick (second photo) has been adopted. From his Petfinder profile: “Rick came to us from a bad situation in the state of Georgia. We only know at this point that he is a real sweet dog. He is shy but stays very calm during grooming and baths. He does not seem bothered by cats and gets along with other dogs. He is approximately 5 years old. We will post more as we get to know him. He is not immediately available due to being anemic from his lack of care previously.”

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