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Peaceful Passings Senior Animal Rescue: Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant Report

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

Rehabilitating Monty, a miniature pinscher. We will waive Monte's adoption fee, which is $100. Monte is on insulin, five units, twice per day. The insulin costs about $35 per month, but we have had insulin donated. He is also on pancreatic enzymes.

Monty is now healthy and well, though not adopted because his medications cost about $200 per month. He is diabetic and needs to be on pancreatic enzymes.

How many pets did this grant help?

One - Monty

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

Monty was left in a building with little or no food and not much care for about eight months. The house was dirty and awful. The person who contacted me was a sister-in-law of the person who owned him and knew his situation was deplorable. She worried every night, knowing that he was living in these conditions, but because her brother and the owner had divorced, it made communication very difficult.

Our rescue was contacted and asked to accept Monty, which we did. He came to us emaciated, with major medical issues. Other than needing vaccines and blood work, he was diabetic and needed pancreatic enzymes. Slowly, Monty put on weight. We had his glucose levels checked on multiple occasions, and we finally got his insulin dosage correct. The pancreatic enzymes helped immensely.

Today, Monty is a healthy dog who will unfortunately probably never be adopted because his insulin and his pancreatic enzymes are costly. Not a problem! He can live with us if he has a good quality of life, and we believe that will be for a very long time. Active, playful, gets along with other dogs and a true family member, Monty is a great dog. We wish others would see the greatness in him. Meet Monty:

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