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Humane Society of Lincoln County: All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration Grant Report

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

Spay/neuter shelter animals to ready them for adoption and to provide medical treatment for those animals in dire need of it.

The HSLC is committed to ensuring that all shelter animals are sterilized before adoption. This can be a challenge, as the surgery requires a significant amount of funding and the HSLC is always operating on the edge when it comes to surplus funds. The funding provided by the Petfinder Foundation was a great windfall!

How many pets did this grant help?

This grant was used to sterilize 16 dogs and 12 cats, or 28 animals altogether. The grant money was also used to provide emergency vet care for a couple of special animals in need.

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

Luke was an intact West Highland terrier mix who found a way out of his yard to search for love. He found a car instead. His family waited several days before deciding that they couldn’t afford to have his broken leg treated and he was surrendered to the HSLC animal shelter. After a vet bill of over $300, Luke’s leg was amputated and his passionate tendencies were neuter-alized. He went on to heal, and with his upbeat personality soon found a new, more caring home.

Steel Willie, a young orange cat, was left in a wire cage on the HSLC shelter doorstep one night. He had a broken hip and mangled toes on one hind leg. After surgery to amputate some toes and treatment for his hip, Willie recovered, was sterilized, and now has the run of the HSLC shelter, where he terrorizes the other resident cat, Gracie. A real character, I’m told Willie actually fell in the toilet today while exploring one of the bathrooms. His vet bill was close to $90. Meet Steel Willie:

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