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Rainbow Bridge Can Wait Animal Rescue and Adoption: Orvis Dog Enrichment Grant Report

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

Rainbow Bridge Can Wait Animal Rescue and Adoption used this money for four things: We bought a photo banner for the events, a camera to take photos of the dogs coming in and getting adopted and shirts with our logo and a poem on the back about adopting a dog; we also used this money to help pay for five animals to get shots, spay and neuters. We adopted out all of those that the money was used for.

The photo banner is used for our adoption events to show people who we are and what we stand for. We have many animals in our program and when we have this sign it shows that we are here at the event and it helps get our fur-babies adopted out.

The camera was bought so that when an animal comes in we can use it to take records of the animal from the intake date and what the animal looked like. We also use this camera for when the animal gets adopted -- we take photos to later show happy tails of all the adoptions we had.

The shirts are what show us support; when someone gets a shirt and wears it, it's showing that they support our rescue and what we stand for. If it wasn't for our fans we would not be able to help so many animals.

The spay and neuters are what we do to keep the animal population down. We also have a few animals that have come in that were horribly hurt and we used the money to help pay the vet bill.

This grant helped in so many ways. It helped provide vet care for so many of the animals. We were able to use this money to help restore five of the animals who were dropped off sick. All you could see on all five of them was nothing but bones and skin.

How many pets did this grant help?

Five animals: Ace, Leo, Gus, Buster and Twila

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

We had a dog who was brought in by a little girl who had found him. We at first thought this dog was bleeding to death because he was covered in what we thought was blood. When we got a closer look, we noticed that this dog was covered in red latex house paint. His eyes were matted shut from all the paint. We used the money to help get this paint removed from his face and the rest of his body. We had his eyes checked to make sure that the paint didn’t destroy his sight, got his shots and had him neutered. After about three weeks, he was ready to go. At that point he had gone to the event one time and a family with three children fell in love with him. His name was Ace and they kept his name and they keep us updated on how Ace is doing monthly.

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