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Capital Area Rescue Effort (CARE): Orvis Dog Enrichment Grant Report

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

Surgical expenses for Delaney

This grant helped pay for part of the surgical expenses for a dog named Delaney. The total cost of the surgery was close to $3,000.

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Delaney, a young German Shepard, was on the verge of euthanasia in a county animal shelter in another state. He had a dislocated elbow and could not support any weight on one of his front legs. Therefore, he was considered unadoptable. CARE found out about Delaney and organized a series of individuals to transport Delaney from the county shelter. Now safe with CARE, Delaney was evaluated by a specialist. Delaney’s dislocated elbow had gone so long without treatment that extensive surgery would be required to fix his leg. Post-surgical rehab would also be needed, since his muscles had atrophied. Delaney is now in the process of recovering from his surgery. Once he is ready, Delaney will be available for adoption by an appropriate, loving family.

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