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Louisa Humane Society: Grant Report

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

The $500 grant for Senior Pet Adoption Assistance specific to our senior German shepherd-mix dog, Jesse, was utilized to support her ongoing supplemental daily medical needs in her new home. The grant will go towards her adoption fee of $150, cost of her spay surgery $150, and monthly regime of supplements/medications cost $180 per month, and possible transportation to approved vendor cost may vary.

Jesse is on a regime supplements to help with anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory. Monthly costs for supplements average $180.00 which include fiber treat, CBD, claritin, glycoflex plus, fortiflora and curcuwell. This does not include the cost of preventatives, flea/tick and heartworm along with food.

Any assistance is greatly appreciated. Most of the senior dogs who come into our care require additional medical attention or special foods in order to assist the new families upon adoption.

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

Jesse, a 9-year-old German shepherd mix, is a sweet, low-activity dog, approximately 50 to 55 lbs. She has a bad back, and prefers a home with few stairs and rugs or carpeted floors. Jesse gets along with other dogs, though she prefers a home without small dogs or cats. She recently had surgery to remove two mammary tumors, and recovered very well. Jesse loved playing with her beagle foster sibling, taking walks, going on rides, and just being with humans.

She has been placed in a new home. She has a human who is retired, and she continues to follow her around the home. Jesse randomly plays with the toys when the other dogs in the home are sleeping.

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