Shelter From the Storm: Purina New Year, New Home

What was the money or product used for?

This grant money was used to provide reduced adoption fees.

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

We were able to reduce the adoption fees for 19 dogs in our care to help them find homes quicker.

How many pets did this grant help?

19

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

When Pumpkin Spice (first photo) came to our rescue from one of the animal-control facilities we work with, she had a very large inguinal hernia. During surgery, we found her spleen to be entrapped in the hernia as well as her small bowel. During the first surgery, we had to remove her spleen and repair the hernia defect. Unfortunately, she had to have three more surgical procedures and lots of wound-management before everything was healed and she was able to go up for adoption. After many months of care, she was finally able to go up for adoption. She is an easy, fun-loving, sweet girl — unless there are cats around, and in that case, she likes to be naughty. Pumpkin Spice may be a little bit older, but she has plenty of spunk and is sure to bring a smile to your face. She has been adopted.

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