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Wimberley Adoption Group & Rescue (WAG Rescue): COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

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

The money was used to pay for vet expenses incurred on two specific dogs that we pulled from area shelters: Bonnie, a 4-year-old American bulldog mix, and Reba, a 12-year-old terrier mix. Both of these dogs had significant health issues and were at risk of euthanasia.

Thanks to the Petfinder Foundation 2020 COVID-19 Operation Grant, we were able to pull two dogs who were being overlooked in their shelter environment due to major health issues and age. Without this very timely grant, we would have been hard-pressed to take on dogs like this who required special medical attention.

How many pets did this grant help?

Two: Both dogs had health issues that required surgery.

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

Sweet Reba (first three photos) found herself at a local shelter at the age of 12. She also had a mammary tumor and that, in conjunction with her advanced age, made adoption from the shelter unlikely. WAG Rescue was able to take her in and get the tumor removed. Fortunately, it was benign.

After her recovery, Reba was adopted into the most perfect forever home with a previous WAG Rescue adopter. Reba has a loving home and dog buddies to keep her young and active.

Bonnie (last three photos) tugged at our heartstrings and we just had to pull her from a local shelter. She had been overlooked for way too long. She had entropion, an eye condition that would require surgery after evaluation by one of our vets. This condition, where the eyelids turn in, is very painful and, if left untreated, can affect a dog’s vision. Bonnie was in need of corrective surgery on both eyes. Additionally, Bonnie had a serious ear infection in both ears that needed immediate attention.

WAG Rescue was able to give her the specialized eye surgery and medications for her ear infections and provide her with a quiet and safe place to recover at our dog refuge. Happily, as Bonnie gradually recovered, her sweet nature began to emerge. She finally felt good for a change.

Bonnie was recently adopted into a wonderful home where she is living the good life in excellent health. You can see Bonnie getting an adoring hug from her new mom in the fourth photo.

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