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The Heart of Rescue: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

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

When we received the money, we were looking at a major medical procedure for one of our senior dogs named Cloud. He had developed glaucoma and the best course of action was to remove the eye for comfort and relief of pain. We applied the $250 grant towards his surgery to alleviate our day-to-day financial burden so we could continue to care for the additional dogs in our care.

Being able to apply the grant towards the surgery for Cloud allowed us to keep our finances available for the dogs in our care during the unpredictable COVID-19 situation.

How many pets did this grant help?

Ultimately it helped all of our resident pets at the time of receiving the grant, even though it was mainly used to get Cloud the surgery he needed.

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

Cloud came to us in September 2019. He was pulled from shelter with a lump on his neck and taken immediately to the vet. It was determined that he had an abscess caused by a snake bite. After receiving medical treatment, he was transported up to our rescue in Portland, OR. He was in foster care and developed an inflamed left eye. We sought treatment of the eye and it was determined that he had developed glaucoma in that eye. It was recommended that the eye be removed to alleviate the pain involved. The grant money allowed us to get Cloud the care he needed without creating too much of a financial hardship. Cloud has since been adopted to a wonderful family.

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