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Detroit Bully Corps: Grant Report

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

The grant money was used to demo and upgrade an area at our facility to create a triage/quarantine room.

These facility improvements will not only save us thousands of dollars in medical expenses because we won’t have to board our dogs who require isolation, but will help save lives by preventing the spread of disease and will promote healing by providing a safe, sterile environment. We had always planned to upgrade our facility so we could obtain our shelter license through the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), and now this dream is going to become a reality in the new year. We are 50% of the way to our goal of raising $10,000 to complete the entire renovation and are grateful to the Petfinder Foundation Adoption Options in Action grant for getting this much-needed project off the ground so we can save even more lives.

How many pets did this grant help?

The grant has already helped six dogs.

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

Two days before Christmas, Detroit Bully Corps was contacted by a rescue partner who asked for help with a young dog who was so skinny and weak, he couldn’t even stand up on his own. Upon intake, we immediately brought the dog to our vet for examination and testing. We named the dog Persy, short for “perseverance.” All tests came back normal and disease-free, but Persy was borderline emaciated. We brought him to our facility in our new triage room and started hand-feeding him a bland diet of boiled chicken, rice and yogurt, one cup every two hours. Steadily, Persy has been getting stronger each day. Six days after intake, Persy has gained almost 10 lbs.! It’s amazing what love and proper care can do for a dog. We expect Persy to make a complete recovery and be available for adoption next month.

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