Hopes Haven Dog Rescue: Shelter+ Challenge Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
First, thank you for the $1000 we great appreciated it.
We split the money with another great Organization called Fences for Fidos that goes all over the Pacific Northwest building fences for dogs found on chains. They have done so much for dogs in our area and they are a great bunch of people.
Our half went to our medical fund, we very often take in special needs dogs, one was a Great Dane with eating disabilities, a cute little white dog used for breeding all her life and her feet had "molded" around the grates in her kennel because she was never let out. Marsha never says no to a family needing to surrender their pet because of financial reasons, most of those are not altered and we alter and then find them a new home. We are a very small but mighty rescue run entirely on volunteers and family.
Just more Money to do what we do!
How many pets did this grant help?
We put it all to our Medical fund except for the $500 we gave to Fences for Fido.
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Bear came to Hopes Haven over a month after he fell out of a truck in Southern California. He was taken to a County Shelter where he stayed for over a month without surgery or any medical care.
Someone found Bear and asked us to take him! We brought Bear to Hopes Haven in Oregon and he had surgery on his broken leg, pins and wires to hold it together and he began is journey to recovery. He endured one other surgery and still has a limp but his leg is getting better. He spent a couple of months with a foster family and a family recently adopted this Great GS Mix who is only a year old. For all the Bears out there, the money goes for good things!