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Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society: Orvis Dog Enrichment Grant Report

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

The grant supported PAWS' efforts to rescue, house, care for, and adopt out homeless dogs.

The grant enabled us to save dogs' lives and helped to ensure that we can continue doing so for dogs who need us. Every dog rescued by PAWS receives a full medical and behavioral evaluation, spay/neuter surgery, microchip, treatments for any medical conditions it may have, as well as behavior enrichment tailored to each dog's needs and length of stay.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Mona was found as a stray in South Philly in July 2013, then rescued by PAWS. Despite her wonderful personality, she waited for months for a home. This energetic girl became a staff and volunteer favorite during her stay and was always eager to play fetch and go running. Mona was adopted and now lives happily in Levittown with a father and son. She seemed so proud to become a family dog, and we were proud, too! As soon as Mona left the building, we were able to rescue a new dog to fill her kennel.

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