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Underdogs Rock! Rescue: Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant Report

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

The grant was used for our senior program, The Elders of Underdog. The money was used to pay the adoption fee for Oscar and Thor, two 15-year-old bonded dogs who were locally owner-surrendered to us in very poor physical shape. The money was also used to fund ongoing medical care for Oscar, who has a heart murmur and takes medication.

This grant helped us pay for the following:
Thor: blood panel and dental with extractions
Oscar: x-rays for spinal issues and blood work for dental and anemia. Heart medications for murmur, dental.

How many pets did this grant help?

Two: Oscar and Thor

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

Oscar and Thor have been adopted. This is the story shared with our volunteers: “Sometimes it’s meant to be. Thor and Oscar were listed on Craig’s List as ‘free to a good home.’ They are both 15 years old and they were both in pretty rough shape, especially the doxie, Oscar. Both needed dentals badly, and Oscar also has a heart murmur and anemia. We rescued them and Chops Holste and Mary fostered them. As time went on and our applications just weren’t the best fit for these two, Mary and Chops decided to adopt them. I mean really, they aren’t going anywhere at this point.

“Kari Boss applied for a Petfinder Foundation grant for seniors and we received $1,000 towards their adoption fee and medical treatment!

“A big thanks to Kari, Mary and Chops, and the Petfinder Foundation for a lot of teamwork getting these pups what they needed: healthy mouths and bodies and a whole lotta love. ❤️”

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