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Happy Dog Adoption: Orvis Dog Enrichment Grant Report

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

It was used to save an owner-surrendered pregnant Yorkie in distress.

It saved the life of a distressed, pregnant Yorkie and we were able to find her a great home.

How many pets did this grant help?

So far, one, but we now hope it will help five or six!

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

We took in an owner surrender on a weekend — a Yorkie brought to us as a medical emergency, pregnant and in distress. She needed a C-section and the family couldn’t afford it. They surrendered her, and after two hours in emergency surgery, the vet removed five dead puppies, one of which had turned toxic. In addition, her bladder and bowel had adhered to her uterus. She wouldn’t have made it through the night without the surgery. We then found her a wonderful home. The first photo is the Yorkie pregnant and dying; the second is her after surgery.

We also took in an abandoned schnauzer-mix female who had been attacked by a Rhodesian ridgeback and was in very neglected condition. We still have her because she needed dental work that just got done on the Feb. 11. The third is Katy before her haircut; the fourth shows the wounds we discovered after we cut off all the matted hair; and the last one is her “after,” all healed now.

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