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Three Sisters Pet Rescue/Ohio Hound Rescue: KONG Toy Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We specialize in the rescue of abandoned hounds. Many of them are kenneled for heartworm treatment and other medical problems. They are the ones who have been using the Kongs while kenneled.

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

It gives them something to do while they are on cage rest.

How many pets did this grant help?

8 to 12

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

Sadie, a Plott hound who was abandoned in Kentucky, is our most recent intake and she is just beginning her heartworm treatment. We had to fatten her up first. She will soon begin the cage rest phase of her heartworm treatment (Immiticide). We will provide her with various kinds of stimulation that will keep her from being bored. I have two Kongs here on hold for her.

Three Sisters Pet Rescue/Ohio Hound Rescue: Build-A-Bear Youth Humane Education Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We are using this grant to build a humane-education outreach program in Cincinnati. Our goal is to recruit more youth foster homes, but also to educate about humane treatment of animals in Greater Cincinnati.

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

So far we have seven cats/kittens in youth-led foster care for 2017. This is ongoing, though, and we expect to add more in early 2018.

How many pets did this grant help?

7 so far

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

Whisper (first photo) is a special-needs kitten who was found abandoned. Her back legs are deformed and she will never be able to walk on them. The money from this grant is helping us keep her in youth-based foster care. From her Petfinder profile: “Precious Whisper came to us when she was very tiny and had been abandoned outside. No mama or siblings were ever found. She has deformed back legs, which our vet thinks is possibly the result of someone trying to breed Munchkins (dwarf kittens). This little girl “walks” on her back knees and gets around just fine. She is going to need a home that will accommodate for her needs. She is about 3 months old now. She will be spayed and ready to come home soon. Whisper is fostered with children and a gentle dog.” Meet her: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/39722124

We also have a mama cat with kittens in youth-based foster care. Mama’s name is Nala (second photo). She was found while pregnant and her family is growing up with children. Meet Nala: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/39740477. One of her kittens is Red (third photo). Meet him: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/39740521

Our work is ongoing. And we are now carrying a line of books that teach humane principles to children K-8. I most recently visited an after-school program for Guatemalan-immigrant children to teach them about dogs and to donate books for them to read.

Three Sisters Pet Rescue/Ohio Hound Rescue: Emergency Medical Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

A senior dog named Henry. He came to us with very badly infected teeth. He required a surgery to repair an oral-nasal fistula.

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

The $$ went directly to the surgical fees.

How many pets did this grant help?

One.

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

Henry, a senior dog, came to us with very badly infected teeth. He was seen by our vets and attempts were made to fix his oral problems. But he developed an oral-nasal fistula and required the attention of a veterinary dental specialist. Sponsor a Pet donations went directly to his surgical fees. He has since been adopted!

Three Sisters Pet Rescue/Ohio Hound Rescue: Orvis Animal Care Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

I have already reported on Martin’s teeth. And I’m happy to say he continues to thrive in his forever home.

Another dog to benefit from this grant is Homer. He is still in foster care, recovering from a more serious problem.

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

We used the money for extraordinary vet care (over and above normal spay/neuter and vaccines), as well as for some bright bandanas and leashes to show them off at events.

How many pets did this grant help?

Many, but two in particular.

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

Homer is a 2-year-old Treeing Walker Coonhound who spent two years on the end of a chain. He was never able to hunt because of his hip dysplasia. Homer was in a lot of pain when we received him into our care. He is only 2 years old, though, and is recovering quickly from his FHO (femoral head ostectomy). He will be starting physical therapy in a couple of weeks, as soon as his hip is healed enough. The second photo shows him before surgery. The other three are from the day he came “home” after his surgery.

Three Sisters Pet Rescue/Ohio Hound Rescue: Orvis Animal Care Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We used the grant to help some dogs become more adoptable. And also to increase visibility at adoption events.

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

By paying for extra vet care (beyond just neuter/ shots and routine care).

By allowing a trainer/daycare evaluation.

By helping us purchase items to be used at adoption events.

How many pets did this grant help?

Many, but two in particular.

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

Martin came to us with very bad ear infections and some rotted teeth. He was labeled “stubborn and reactive” initially, but this was all due to pain. Because of the grant from the Petfinder Foundation and Orvis, we were able to deal with Martin’s pain and prove that he is an awesome dog. He has now been adopted by a loving family that reports he is the best-behaved dog ever. I am attaching some pics of Martin while he was in rescue and one pic of him with his new family.

The other dog being helped by the grant is about to receive an FHO [femoral head ostectomy – a surgical procedure designed to alleviate hip pain]. I can report back on him soon!

Three Sisters Pet Rescue/Ohio Hound Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Specific, special-needs pets.

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

By paying for extraordinary veterinary care and expenses.

How many pets did this grant help?

4+

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

We were able to help with the care of several special-needs cats like Jet (first photo), who is nearly blind; two heartworm positive dogs: Star (second photo) and Charlie (third photo), and one dog with a large mammary tumor, Queenie (last photo).

UPDATE June 11, 2014: Jet is ADOPTED! He is a lucky boy!