Mazie's Mission: All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
Our Shelter Outreach and Support program and helping injured animals to prevent euthanasia. The grant provided funding to help pay for the treatment of the animals.
The $5,000 grant supplemented funding for animals' emergency medical care to get them out of the shelter and get the treatment they needed to return to be adopted. Below is the breakdown of how funds were applied for the animals in our program.
Total Needed: $1,768.44
Funds Raised: $500
Petfinder Foundation Grant: $900
Other/General/Others Grants: $368.44
Total Needed: $2,300
Funds Raised: $1,200
Petfinder Foundation Grant: $700
Other/General/Other Grants: $400
Total Needed: $764.38
Funds Raised: $75
Petfinder Foundation Grant: $400
Other/General/Other Grants: $289.38
Total Needed: $2,415.14
Funds Raised: $325
Petfinder Foundation Grant: $1,500
Other/General/Other Grants: $590.14
Total Needed: $1,885.87
Funds Raised: No specific fundraiser
Petfinder Foundation Grant: $1,500
Other/General/Other Grants: $385.87
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
When our new Shelter Outreach and Support (S.O.S.) partner North Richland Hills Animal Center contacted us about Buddy (first photo), we knew we had to spring into action. They notified us of a beautiful treeing Walker coonhound who had a broken leg. Once he was examined at the clinic, we realized it was much more. Buddy had to receive a femoral head ostectomy and receive a plate in his leg from a specialist. It all paid off when Buddy returned to the shelter and found his perfect forever home (second photo)! Buddy was a prime example of why we need our S.O.S. program for our local shelters. Without this program in place, Buddy would have been euthanized at the shelter and not able to receive the care he needed.
Ariel (third photo) was originally rescued by one of our rescue partners and ended up needing help because they needed a foster and someone to continue care. Ariel was brought into the shelter after being shot and she appeared to be paralyzed. Our partner was able to complete the initial surgery but did not have someone to continue care. When Ariel arrived to us she was still in need of physical therapy and acupuncture because she still had feeling and movement in her legs. During our initial examination it was determined that her spleen was swollen and had a mass. She was rushed to emergency surgery and came out great. She is now in the process of her acupuncture sessions, and has completed her first round of physical therapy but continues therapy with her foster in a pool! Ariel has come a long way and is able to bear some wait on her back legs. Her road to recovery is slow, but progress is still being made.
Lanie (fourth photo) came to us from Irving Animal Shelter with an injured front leg. After her exam, it was determined that she had torn tendons and would need a specialist to complete the surgery. Lanie was otherwise a happy, healthy, and adoptable dog. However, with this injury she would not be able to be put up for adoption. A specialist was needed for this type of surgery. We set the date, got the surgery she needed and now are working with the shelter through her recovery so she can go up for adoption. The S.O.S. program is becoming very popular with our shelters and we hope to be able to continue through generous donations and amazing grants like the All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration grant!