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Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

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

To pay a transport driver to drive from his home to Washington D.C., then to Georgetown, KY, and back home in southern Virginia.

Layla Sunny Rose was being returned from her adopted home in Washington, D.C., to her foster in Georgetown, KY. We needed help paying the transport driver to make this long trip.

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

Layla Sunny Rose was adopted from us to a family six years ago. The family dynamics changed and Sunny needed to be returned to the rescue. Sunny was living near Washington, D.C., and needed to be returned to her foster in Georgetown, KY. With the Covid-19 quarantine and the fact the owner was working from home and has a young child, driving the dog back to KY was a huge problem for her.

She asked if she could just take the dog to the local shelter, which is a violation of our contract. We said no. We contracted a reputable transport driver to go from his home in southern Virginia. He was able to drive from his home to D.C., then to a Georgetown vet and then back home. His charge was $0.20 a mile so he charged us $250. Layla Sunny Rose is now safe and in her foster-to-adopt home. Once we get all her medical issues cleared, she will be adopted.

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