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Texas Gulf Coast Bull Terrier Rescue: Dirty Dogs Operational Grant Report

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

The $1,000 we were awarded was used for emergency veterinary care for a pregnant bull terrier and her pups that we were able to take into our program.

We are a volunteer-based rescue organization and rely on the generosity of sponsors and supporters to enable us to continue to save bull terriers in need. Our adoption fees barely cover regular vetting services. This grant arrived at the perfect time to enable us to help a female bull terrier in dire need.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

We were contacted by a member of the public who had seen a stray female bull terrier begging for food scraps near their house for over a week. The weather was extremely harsh at that time, with sub-zero temperatures at night, cold winds and freezing rain. One of our volunteers went to the address and found an extremely pregnant bullie girl hiding under a bush, trying to keep out of the rain. The volunteer enticed the starving dog into her vehicle and she was whisked straight to the rescue’s vet clinic. Within 48 hours of her arrival, “Kristina” gave birth to eight sweet puppies! Because Kristina was so sick herself, she needed to remain at the vet clinic for several weeks so the staff could give her round-the-clock care and help her to take care of her babies. Once the babies were ready to be weaned, Kristina got some much-needed rest in a foster home until she was healthy enough to start treatment for heartworms. Without this grant, the Rescue would not have had the funds available to be able to give Kristina and her puppies the chance of a happy and healthy life.

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