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Black Dog Animal Rescue, Inc.: All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration Grant Report

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

The grant was used to help with the extra expenses for dogs needing veterinary care above and beyond routine in order to be made available for adoption. In this case:

$943.25 was used for Angel (first photo), a senior Lab who presented with a large mass on her spleen and significant dental disease. Angel's spleen was removed and her tumor biopsied (it was, thankfully, found to be benign), and her many broken and decayed teeth were removed.

$288.27 was used for a dental surgery for Pip (second photo), a senior Pomeranian with significant tooth decay who could not eat solid food.

$1503.16 was used to perform a tibial-plateau-leveling osteotomy surgery on Sid (third photo), a black Lab mix who could not use his leg due to orthopedic deformity. This surgery saved his leg from amputation.

$192.52 was used to help Stanley (fourth photo), a senior coonhound who presented with pancreatitis and who had to be hospitalized overnight with IV fluids.

All of these dogs have since been adopted and are thriving in their new homes.

BDAR is committed to providing quality veterinary care to all of the animals who come into our adoption program. Whenever necessary, illnesses or injuries that affect the quality of life for an animal or that inhibit the animal's ability to benefit from the "five freedoms" are treated and cared for prior to release for adoption.

The grant this year helped our organization provide that extraordinary care for four special dogs, all of whom have gone on to be adopted. Thank you!

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Angel (first photo) is a 10-year-old deaf lab mix who was transferred to our adoption program after a lengthy shelter stay. Once she was anesthetized for her spay surgery, a grapefruit-sized mass was identified on her spleen. Due to Angel’s advanced age and unknown history, we opted to remove the spleen and have the tumor biopsied so that we could consider future treatment options for her as necessary.

Luckily, Angel’s tumor turned out to be a benign blood clot, possibly the result of an old injury. Once she recovered fully from that procedure, she again underwent surgery to repair significant dental disease, which involved several extractions and perhaps the first cleaning she had ever had.

Angel recovered fully and went on to be adopted by a wonderful family who, inspired by her quirky personality and fun-loving nature, changed her name to Eddie. Since she is deaf, we’re pretty sure she never noticed the difference and we are very happy she will live out the remainder of her years as a beloved family companion.

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