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Capital Area Rescue Effort: Orvis Dog Enrichment Grant Report

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

We greatly appreciate the assistance that the Petfinder Foundation and Orvis provides to animal rescue. The $1,000 grant was used for veterinary care.

The $1,000 was used towards special veterinary care for two dogs. With this care, they are more likely to be adopted.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Claire (first photo) is a very sweet older girl who is a pug mix. She had a lump on her leg and some bad teeth that needed to be removed. This grant provided funding for those procedures. She is much more comfortable and healthier now. These issues may have been barriers that would have prevented some people from adopting her.

Clifford is a dachshund mix and is a big, happy guy. Unfortunately, he is underweight and hasn’t been able to gain weight. The Petfinder Foundation/Orvis funding was used for testing to determine whether he has underlying health issues that are preventing him from gaining weight. We don’t have the results yet, they they should help determine a course of action to help him.

Meet Claire:
Meet Clifford:

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