Labs N More Puppy Rescue, Inc.: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
Eight dogs were spayed or neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, chipped, fed, transported and examined. Two were treated for infections. The donation didn't cover all the expenses, but every small donation helps. Thank you, Petfinder Foundation, for your help!
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One of our volunteers was approached by a restaurant employee while eating out one night. Seems word had gotten out that our volunteer was a dog rescuer. The employee had unaltered dogs, one male, one female. As a dog rescue volunteer we know puppies are a sure thing with two unaltered adults. We learned that they had just had their second litter — seven babies this time. The first litter had been given away “for free.” We knew we had to help not only get the pups to safe homes but to prevent another unwanted litter. The family was kind and loving to their dogs but simply did not have the financial ability to spay/neuter or provide vet care for the pups or their parents. They also did not have a car to get to/from vet appointments. Our volunteer offered to be their driver.
The first step was providing the mother dog with lots of food so she could produce milk. When the pups were age-appropriate, we also started deworming them. During this time we decided not to take any chances and had the daddy dog neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Fortunately he was in good health.
Mother dog was not as lucky. From having a chronic untreated ear infection, she had a hematoma on her ear that required surgery. After months of our volunteer driving the owner and mother dog to the vet, she was finally spayed, current on vaccinations, and healthy (with her ear infection cleared up).
Unfortunately, two of the pups were given away. Our rescue took in the remaining five and did the usual altering, deworming, microchipping, and vaccinating. We learned that a family member of the owner had one of the pups that had been given away. We were able to arrange and pay for that pup’s vet care and neuter as well. One of the five in our rescue developed a UTI that had to be treated. All have found wonderful homes and are healthy. We are getting happy updates!
In summary, eight dogs were spayed or neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, chipped, fed, transported and examined. Two were treated for infections. Three of the eight dogs were never part of our rescue but were helped anyway. Cost? Not sure, never added it up. We just knew we had to do what we had to do and paid the bills as they came to us. We have never regretted it. Thank you, Petfinder Foundation, for your help!