Rebel Rescue Inc.: Orvis Dog Enrichment Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
Mainly the money was used for educating the youth about specific dog breeds. We also used it for better shelter enclosures, food, vetting and any special needs the dogs may have. We built them dog beds so they did not have to lie on the ground or hard floor and they now have an area in which they can be turned out daily for play and exercise.
This grant money helped us provide our animals with good nourishment and vet care, along with better, larger housing for our rescue dogs. We deal with a specific of breed dogs who are hard to adopt out, so we make sure they are healthy and we educate people about the breed; we also train the dogs so that everyone knows what to expect and these dogs have a chance for healthy, happy lives.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Clancy is a pitbull mix who was scheduled to be euthanized at Victoria County Animal Control. We were able to pull him into our rescue. At the time he arrived, he had a pretty bad case of demodex, which is a form of mange. He only weighed 54 lbs., which is small for a dog his size. After treating him with special shampoos, making sure he had a good diet, and putting him through behavior training, he was healed and able to be placed for adoption. The good news is that Clancy’s weight is now 78 lbs. and he is healthy, happy and has been adopted into a loving home. None of this could have happened without the grant money from the Petfinder Foundation, which allowed us to better care for our animals.