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10th Life Surgical Center dba A Doggie 4 You: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

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

We purchased medical supplies (vaccines/medications) at a cost greater than the $1K award. The vaccines/meds were bought in conjunction with the Great Dane Rescue, whose shelter can get a better price than we can for the meds. We repaid them for the meds, which were ordered specifically for our rescue.

There is a recent outbreak of rabies in Bandera County, so rabies vaccinations will assist the rescued dogs to stay current. Health and wellness are a top priority for rescued animals taken off the streets who have never been vaccinated, medicated, or spayed or neutered. The grant award for meds helped our rescue keep the dogs safe while waiting for their furever homes. During the COVID crisis, adoption events were cancelled, big fundraisers were cancelled, and donations are only a trickle of what they used to be. The grant was a blessing to our rescue at a time of great need.

How many pets did this grant help?

123 dogs

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

Ms. Molly and her four pups were rescued from the San Antonio streets. A good Samaritan reported Ms. Molly had been living on the streets for over two years. During that time, the Samaritan helped care for Ms. Molly’s two previous sets of puppies. In the past, she’d contacted another rescue, which would take Molly’s pups. Unfortunately, the other rescue said they never had room for the mother, sweet Molly.

There was a different outcome after Ms. Molly’s third pregnancy. When the other rescue, once again, decided not to take Molly, the good Samaritan asked A Doggie 4 You if we would take the entire family. Of course we would, and did. On May 29, 2020, during the COVID-19 crisis, Molly and her pups were brought to our rescue.

An A Doggie 4 You Facebook follower posted the following comments: I loved Miss Molly and was so sad to keep seeing her pregnant and running the busy streets; it was only a matter of time before she would be run over and her babies could die. This awesome rescue stepped forward to save the family and keep them together — bless you for that.”

Ms. Molly’s family consisted of four gorgeous 4-week-old puppies. Ms. Molly follows our Executive Director, Pat, everywhere, and is so grateful for the attention bestowed upon her. She will be spayed as well as fully vetted before being available for adoption.

Ms. Molly and her pups are the first of our rescued dogs to receive medications purchased with funds from the $1,000 2020 COVID-19 Operation Grant awarded through the generosity of the Petfinder Foundation. Without the much-needed medications the Petfinder Foundation grant money provided, the outcome could have been very different for this sweet family and 123 other dogs at A Doggie 4 You. Thanks to the Petfinder Foundation grant, our homeless dogs will remain healthy while waiting for their forever homes. In the meantime, we are amused by their cute puppy antics and love the puppy kisses. It’s a win-win! Meet Ms. Molly here and her puppies Lonnie, Ronnie, and Connie.

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