Missy's Haven Canine Rescue: Disaster Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
We used the money to rebuild the fencing around housing used for our hospice dogs. In the fall we plan on planting a tree of hope, for the one they have was lost during the heavy rains and wind.
MHCR had noticed an increase of senior pups at our local Animal Care Services (ACS). We knew they didn't have much of a chance to get adopted in their short stay, so we decided to start a hospice program, one which allowed those pets whom our vet determined wouldn't have a long life, but we determined needed a chance.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
We currently have two pups in the program, for Ms Windy has found a home. They all stand out differently from each other. Mickey (pictured), a 14+-year-old Shih Tzu, is an ancient dog. He has many health issues, and his appearance may not be the best, but Mickey has the BEST spirit for life. His old age also doesn’t stop him from getting around; he loves to run around outside and “chase” whatever he believes he can see. He also has a dry-eye condition that has caused blindness in one eyes and decreased tear production in the other. Mickey is working on completing a bucket list that include all sorts of standard San Antonio things. He also loves to be held, and will bark until you pick him up. He loves food and wants ALL the food possible. He came to Missy’s Haven Canine Rescue when his owner was no longer able to care for them due to her own failing health and mind. Because he was so old and in bad condition (he had major skin infections, severe arthritis, was in need of a dental, and was emaciated) he was deemed unadoptable and came to the hospice program.
Frankie is a very sweet, happy boy. He has gained weight, grown some hair back, and his joints have gotten much better with supplements and a good diet. He loves people and has become a little MHCR mascot at adoption and community events. He truly is an inspiring dog, to come from an unknown bad situation and be in the condition he is and still show humans unconditional love is amazing.