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Furry Friends Animal Rescue: Grant Report

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

The money was used to pay medical bills for three dogs who had demodectic mange. They each had several visits to the vet requiring prescription meds to help clear up their mange.

Furry Friends Animal Rescue was able to commit to rescuing these dogs even though we knew their treatment would be expensive.

How many pets did this grant help?

Three dogs were helped by this grant - Athena, Amie and Howie

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

Athena, a German shepherd, was adopted by a wonderful family (third photo) after her foster parents spent weeks treating her for mange. The treatment was both expensive and time-consuming. Her new forever family sent us this update: “We are still doing great. Athena now weighs 65 lbs., and runs or walks every day! This is her after our three-mile walk this morning — tough life! Thanks for helping us find the missing piece of the puzzle to our family. We are so blessed to have Athena in our lives. We go on walks together, eat at the dinner table together — because Athena can’t reach the kid’s plates :o) — and she is teaching the kids to keep their things picked up, too! She has really whipped our family back into shape.”

Athena’s former foster mom says, “It’s incredible that the hairless, mangy, 39-lb., scared-of-people dog we got in March is now a fluffy 65-lb. dog who’s flourishing in her new family with a 4-year-old and an 8-year-old. We’ve had many fosters, but she holds a special place in our hearts. We are so glad she finally got the home she deserves and is being spoiled rotten.”

Thank you, Petfinder Foundation, for the grant which helped us rescue Athena, Howie and Amy.