Humane Society of Dover-Stewart County: Bar Dog Operation Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The grant was used for medical care and treatment for a total of seven abandoned dogs.
One of the seven dogs helped by this grant had been shot by an unknown person (first photo). The grant helped offset some of the costs of her surgery and medical treatment.
Another had been abandoned near a local river ferry (second photo). The grant paid for his medical evaluation and shots/vaccinations.
The remaining five dogs cared for were a set of puppies abandoned on a rural county road (third photo). The grant paid for their initial puppy shot series.
All these puppies and dogs are currently being fostered and will be adopted to new families when their vaccinations and spays/neuters are completed.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Baby Girl (first and second photos) is a friendly dog who was abandoned in a rural area in the county. She was shot in the jaw with a high-powered weapon, which shattered her jaw. The gunshot fractured her mandible/jaw bone and she required two complicated surgeries to repair the extensive internal injuries.
She received a surgery called “external fixation.” She is recovering well and will go to a foster home to fully recover and then be adopted out to a new family. A big thank-you to Dr. Jerrod Johnson at Animal House, who performed the surgery, and also to Dr. Kim Lewis, who initially saw Baby Girl and provided transportation to and from the North Stewart vet clinic to and from Animal House in Clarksville, Tenn.
Baby Girl was rescued, treated, and is being fostered by a Humane Society of Dover-Stewart County volunteer while she is healing. She is expected to make a full recovery after her next surgery on her jaw. Although the vet bill is expected to exceed $800, the Bar Dog Grant helped defray at least a bit of the cost. Baby Girl is a super-sweet dog and will be adopted when she recovers from her wounds.