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Saved Me: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

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

The money was used to cover the medical cost of a blind and deaf puppy we rescued from our local animal control. He needed a full medical workup, including vaccines, microchip and neuter (once old enough).

The grant enabled us to provide outstanding medical care to a puppy in need.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Sheldon is a 2-month-puppy who was found abandoned in a park in Philadelphia. He was picked up by local Animal Control and brought to the shelter. Upon intake it was discovered that the puppy was blind and deaf. Shelter staff reached out to our rescue and asked if we could take him in. We work closely with a great vet, The Pet Mechanic, and the shelter knew we would be able to provide him with the medical care he desperately needed. Sheldon immediately became a huge hit on our social media and many people reached out in hopes of adopting this special-needs pup. However, we knew he would need to go to a home with an experienced adopter to ensure he was set up for success in the long run. We are happy to share that Sheldon (now Sam) is currently in a foster-to-adopt home with one of our very own adoption-center staff members!

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