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10th Life Surgical Center dba A DOGGIE 4 YOU: Disaster Grant Report

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

The $2,000 Disaster Grant money was used to replace water-damaged dry food supplies ($1,442.87) and pay higher utility bills resulting from power-grid failure ($557.13).

The $2,000 Disaster Grant helped to recover the loss of food to keep the rescued dogs healthy. The utility bills helped to keep the heat on during the winter once the energy issues were corrected.

How many pets did this grant help?

172 dogs

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

Wally, the escape artist, as he has been known by A Doggie 4 You staff, was a long-term resident at the rescue. We are sure that escaping his yard is how Wally came to be separated from his former home.

When Wally first came to A Doggie 4 You, we were unaware of his past life and placed him in a normal kennel. Much to our surprise, he quickly shimmied up and over the six-foot chain-link outdoor kennel. Next, we thought we would outsmart Wally and put a covering over the top of his kennel. But no, we were wrong. Wally has a unique talent for finding a way to squeeze his body out of any confined area!

One day while construction was going on at the rescue, a potential adopter drove up and saw Wally sitting loose close to a pickup truck just outside the kennels. She assumed that he belonged to one of the construction workers. When she mentioned the dog to the rescue staff, she was told, “Don’t worry, that’s just Wally, our escape artist. He’s perfectly happy. We will put him up later.”

Thankfully, Wally’s long tenure at the rescue recently ended when he was adopted. We were so happy for him and his forever family. The family was made very aware of his Houdini escape-artist tricks! So far, so good, as Wally has not returned to the rescue on his own nor by his adopters.

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