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Dogingham Palace Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

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

To purchase dog food.

We have had an increasingly hard time obtaining donated food for our dogs. We are a small rescue and donations are limited, plus we have had over 12 dogs that needed heartworm treatment this year. These large medical bills have kept us scrambling for money to buy food.

How many pets did this grant help?

We keep at least 12 dogs at all times in our program.

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

Victoria was a beautiful chocolate Lab girl who was dropped off at a shelter in sad shape. By the time we found out about her, she was in even worse shape with starvation. This rural shelter does not monitor food and gives out very little to the dogs. As soon as we heard about Victoria, we immediately pulled her and took her to the vet. A tumor was on her foot and believed to be a fatty tumor that would be easily removed. Within two weeks, Victoria was a different dog and enjoyed all the clean water and dog food she wanted and was looking beautiful. She did so well, we moved up her surgery date and then found that out, sadly, the tumor was a very aggressive cancer and had already spread to her bones. She was humanely euthanized at that point on the advice of the vet to prevent her from suffering. Victoria enjoyed her food and was looking beautiful thanks to donations like the Petfinder Foundation’s. This particular ending just didn’t turn out so well.

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