The money from the Bar Dog Operation Grant was used for the care of and supplies required by a medical-needs puppy.
This grant helped us care for a small, white pit bull-type puppy who needed eye surgery by providing supplies for both his medical and general care. The grant also provided for supplies to care for a litter of four other motherless puppies we rescued from a rural euthanasia list. The cost of caring for puppies can be a lot! Puppy food, wet food, pee pads — the list goes on, and all of these things really start to add up on the way to helping them to get strong and find their forever homes!
We save the hard-to-save dogs and puppies from the euthanasia lists at rural or overcrowded shelters. Because we receive animals from shelters without any medical care services, we usually must provide the vaccinations, basic medical care, and then all of the supplies to our foster parents, which can be a lot for the amount of puppies we rescue!
One of these puppies was a small, white pup on the euthanasia list with his larger dog friend in San Antonio, TX. Another rescue in the area saved his friend, so we knew we had to save him! This poor 3-month-old puppy had two cherry eyes and a lot of missing fur from Demodex mange.
The Petfinder Foundation grant helped us put him on the road to recovery by providing funds for medical supplies and general puppy supplies before and after his eye surgery. He actually ended up losing one of his eyes due to further complications we discovered at the time of surgery, so having extra funds to make sure we could provide him the best care really helped. This puppy is now named Orson and he is enjoying a long recovery in his forever home with his new family!