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Whitman County Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

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

The donation towards Bourbon's care was used to help pay for our standard care and treatments for animals, including food, kennel cleaning, vaccinations (rabies, bordatella, and DAPPv) and microchipping. Bourbon was also neutered, but that was done for free by the Washington State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

As a nonprofit that is largely powered by donations, each financial donation is critical for our ability to care for adoptable animals. The donated funds in Bourbon's case will allow us to divert other donations and income towards the treatment and care of other adoptable pets, particularly those who have special medical needs.

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Bourbon was surrendered to WCHS by his owner because she could no longer tolerate his increasingly unfriendly behavior with her daughter’s new Corgi puppy. Reportedly he guarded his food from the new dog and did not feel comfortable with her in his home after 10 years of being “top dog.” In addition, he was intact. His previous owner felt he would do best in a calmer household without small children or other animals. During his time at the shelter, our staff observed no evidence that he was dangerous with people or other animals, but he was poorly behaved. A local veterinary technician who trains dogs and breeds Corgis was interested in helping Bourbon, so he was transferred to her care.

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