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Rutland County Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

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

Veterinary care for shelter animals.

Paid for veterinary care

How many pets did this grant help?


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

We recently had an extremely overweight dog come to the shelter. Our fear was that he needed weight management and that finding a home that could provide that care to help him lose weight was questionable. We needed to test his thyroid levels, which were fine, and do some other blood work on him. Now he is off to a foster home with a special diet and exercise plan. When he gets to normal weight, we can adopt him out with instructions for keeping him healthy.

Another dog at the shelter is Champ, pictured. Champ is a 1-year-old, neutered Jack Russell terrier mix. He says, “I’m a silly, friendly fella who loves being with people. I’m a lap dog and will hop up and give you a kiss or two as soon as you sit down. I’m an energetic guy who enjoys walks, hikes and other activities so I’m looking for an active family. I’ll need lots of exercise and play time so I don’t get into trouble and get into things (I did that sometimes in my previous home!). I don’t play with toys very often because I’d rather just hang out with my favorite people. I’m a little shyer and quieter than my friend Chief but I’m still an awesome guy. Chief and I were surrendered by our owner on July 3 because we were too much for her. I will need some work on house training but I’m smart so I think I’ll figure it out pretty quickly, especially when I get into a routine. My previous owner said I was good with kids but I have no known history with cats. If you have a dog at home it will be important that we meet to make sure we get along. I’m quick on my feet so you’ll need to watch the doors to make sure I don’t get out. I’m a great size for snuggling on the couch after a great day of exercise so if you think I might make a terrific addition to your home, please stop by for a visit!” Meet Champ:

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