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Bridge to Home Animal Rescue: Grant Report

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

Bridge to Home Animal Rescue utilized the grant money by purchasing six crates, two puppy scales, and two heat lamp units for dogs and puppies. We were graciously granted $911.94 and the total of our purchases was $926.34.

Bridge to Home Animal Rescue was enormously helped by being able to purchase quality equipment to distribute to our new foster families. In addition, as of Dec. 23, 2018, we have welcomed three litters with a total of 17 newborn pups! The puppy scales and heat lamps cannot come too soon for our brand-new additions. The cages are perfect for large dogs and litters of puppies: The animals are elevated so their paws are not constantly making contact with feces or urine while in transport or at home.

How many pets did this grant help?

This grant helped numerous dogs, and will continue to in the future. As of the beginning of January 2019, we have rescued 70 dogs, which does not include the newborns!

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

The story I am going to share with you is about the first dogs who were able to benefit from the crates we purchased with the grant money. They were originally known as the “Y” puppies (first photo), and were finally named Yara, Yanna, Yogi, Yoshi, Yankee, Yahoo,and Yuengling. These puppies had a terrible beginning to their little lives: Unwanted and unloved, they were in a box that was dumped in someone‚Äôs front yard. Animal Control picked them up and took them to the shelter at Taylor County Humane Society in Grafton, W.V., where Bridge to Home Animal Rescue rescued them when they were approximately 6 weeks old. Happily, all seven puppies were adopted at the end of December 2018 to their forever homes.