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Washington Wilkes Animal Shelter: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The donation was made through Sponsor a Pet for a dog named Shelby. Shelby is a black and tan coonhound who came to the shelter in January 2019 with mange on her face. The donation was used to cover her vet bills for mange treatment.

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

This money helped with the vet bill for the dog, who has had several treatments to help clear her skin. Our vet bill runs high and this donation helped us with that burden.

How many pets did this grant help?

One: Shelby

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

Shelby came to the shelter on Jan. 12, 2019, as an owner-surrender. Her owners surrendered her because she only tracks and trees the prey, but will not stay with the prey. At the time of arrival, she presented with mange on her face. She is a 3-year-old black and tan coonhound who is very sweet and friendly. There is an interested party, but they are waiting to see what happens with her mange. Shelby is still available for adoption. Meet Shelby here.

Washington Wilkes Animal Shelter: Petfinder Adoption Options in Action Grant (Invitation Only) Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Money was used to treat heartworm-positive dogs.

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

Prior to receiving the grant, we did not test our dogs for heartworm at all. The grant pushed us to start testing, treating (when financially able) and maintaining a monthly prevention so the negative dogs can stay negative.

How many pets did this grant help?

The money has helped 2-3 dogs.

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

Madison was the first dog treated. She came to the shelter in May 2016. Once we received the grant, she went into foster care, was evaluated by a vet and started on antibiotics. An adopter stepped forward and adopted her in July 2017. The adopter assumed the financial cost of the rest of her treatment. Claira is now being treated. She was evaluated by a vet last month and started on her antibiotics. She should receive her injections later this month. She is still available for adoption. Meet Claira: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/39267128

Jack had been in a foster home, but there was a misunderstanding by his foster family. This has delayed his treatment. If there is money left after Claira, we will use it for his treatment. If not, we will assume the cost. He is still available for adoption. Meet Jack: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/35883450