Oklahoma Alliance for Animals: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The Petfinder Foundation 2020 COVID-19 Operation Grant was used to provide veterinary care, in the form of vaccines, dewormer and flea and tick treatment, to the current and new pets under our care. While many of our dogs found foster homes during the pandemic, there were a few who had advanced medical needs and were housed at our veterinary facility, so some boarding costs were also covered by this generous grant.
This grant helped us continue caring for our pets -- both those in boarding and those in foster homes -- by providing necessary veterinary care, including vaccines, dewormer and flea and tick treatment.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Chica, a 3-year-old pittie mix, was surrendered to Oklahoma Alliance for Animals in June after she had lived a life on a chain at a local tire shop. She was covered in fleas and ticks and had patchy hair loss. Her collar was rubbing into her neck, causing sores and wounds. She was skittish and shy and all experiences were brand new for her. However, she was sweet as pie and wanted affection and love more than anything. She was taken to our veterinarian, where she received vaccines, dewormer, flea and tick treatment and a much-needed bath. We discovered Chica was also heartworm-positive. Chica has been spayed and has undergone treatment for her heartworms. This past weekend, Chica was adopted and found the perfect fur-ever family.