Specifically donated to help with the medical costs for a dog named Benji.
This grant helped us pay for some expenses with our veterinarian.
Benji is a true love of a dog. He was adopted about two weeks after we pulled him out of a storm one night. Here is his story: As we often do, we got a call about two dogs on a local street running from house to house in a storm, terrified and drenched. Our foster home, Donna, answered the call, went out and met the finder, scanned the dogs and traced the chip in Benji’s running buddy to a family eight houses down the street. When we walked them home (still raining), we learned that the owners wanted their chipped dog back, but didn’t want Benji, as he was climbing he fence and digging their other dog out. So Benji went home with us!
He was covered with fleas and hot spots, too thin, and skittish of men, but otherwise gentle and loving. Over the next few days, we had him fully vetted, including neuter and microchip, heartworm test, and all vaccines and deworming. We also treated his skin issues. Our average cost to vet and care for a generally healthy male dog until he can be adopted is around $200. That doesn’t include the many volunteer hours our fabulous foster homes provide.
Benji is one of more than 50 pets we rescued in June and we very much appreciate the grant to help with Benji and others. Benji now lives with a family with children and another dog, whom he ADORES, in South Georgia!