Hope Safehouse Inc.: Orvis Dog Enrichment Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The Orvis Company grant through the Petfinder Foundation we were fortunate to receive helped to pay for part of the medical costs of a dog named Peach, previously known as Heather.
Donations and grants such as the Orvis operational grant through the Petfinder Foundation make it possible for HOPE to give animals like Peach all the medical and psychological attention they need to get better and eventually placed into loving forever homes that may not have had the resources nor the time to let the animal heal.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Peach (a.k.a. Heather) came to us from [an open-admission] shelter and had a number of medical issues, but the most severe was her back hip joint. The doctors believe she was kicked so hard that the joint was virtually destroyed. HOPE tried to have the joint repaired but the surgery was not successful and ultimately her leg had to be removed. With loving medical and psychological care, Peach has recovered nicely; three legs have not slowed her down and she is no longer in pain. The best news: Peach has been adopted by a family that loves and treats her right!