Funds were used for spay and neuter surgeries, vaccinations/boosters, heartworm tests, and food for all dogs taken in from the county shelter during the local wildfire, as well as special diagnostic vet care for two senior dogs.
Typically, due to funding limitations, we do not do direct intake with animals who are not spayed/neutered. The dogs taken in from the county shelter required more medical care than we had budgeted for the year (and regular resources were directed to our being able to go into the fire zones with the county sheriff to rescue over 60 animals). This grant allowed us to care for the county dogs; they have all been adopted.
Goldie was a senior pup who needed to be spayed and receive a complete medical review. She had knowledge of training, but either had been a stray for a while or had simply not received medical attention in her previous home. After her medical care was given and she found her new foundation with consistent food, love, and care, she flourished.
From her adopter: “Goldie is doing so great! We go on walks every day and she loves going on drives with me. We’ve been hiking every weekend and having so much fun. She’s not a huge fan of all the noises of the city, but is getting used to them. She’s found her spot on my bed and I just love her so much.”