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Rainbow Animal Rescue, Inc: Orvis Dog Enrichment Grant Report

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

This grant allowed Rainbow Animal Rescue to pull Jessie and restore her to health. She was spayed, had a mammary mass removed, is being treated for heartworm and Erhlichia, and will have her eye removed and have a dental.

It helped our organization because we didn't have to use our emergency fund to help this dog. We have several dogs who are in various stages of heartworm treatment, which is very expensive. If it hadn't been for this grant, we wouldn't have been able to pull this poor little girl and she would have died.

How many pets did this grant help?

This particular grant helped Jessie.

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

We took Jessie, a small Walker hound, from an outlying county shelter who was on the verge of starvation. She only weighed 24 lbs. She was heartworm-positive, Erhlichia-positive, covered in ticks, and had a traumatic eye injury which caused her eye to be severely infected. In addition, she was not spayed and had a mammary tumor. After getting her weight to normal (45 lbs.), she was spayed and had the mass removed (it was benign). Then she started heartworm treatment. We are waiting for her to recover from the treatment and then she will have a dental and have the injured eye removed. All of this was well over $1,500. This grant was a tremendous help to our organization.

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