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CHAAMP Chesapeake Area Alaskan Malamute Protection: WAHL Grooming Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Grooming

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

We are a rescue for Alaskan Malamutes. Large, furry dogs 🙂 The majority of the Mals we pull from shelters, have been running at large, or if owner-released, have not been in a good situation. Several times their fur has been so matted, the only course of action is to shave them. All of the Mals appreciate a fresh bath and smelling clean, and they really enjoy the soothing massage when the shampoo is applied. Obviously it also helps when showing the dogs to potential adopters if they are clean and fluffy. The shampoo provided with this grant, Wahl Oatmeal Formula and Coconut Lime Verbena, we will definitely purchase. It lathers up nicely and the moisturizing additive left the Mals’ coats soft and shiny.

How many pets did this grant help?

At least a dozen. We still have some shampoo left.

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

Cain, a senior Malamute we pulled from a rural shelter, was so matted he could not walk properly, as the mats at the top of his legs were restricting him. Sadly he could not go to the bathroom either as the mats were so thick. While shaving him, we found an assortment of items embedded in his fur. Everyone loves Cain’s sweet personality! He’s been adopted and lives the happy and comfortable life he deserves.

Beast, a 2-3-year-old Malamute, was transported to Virginia from South Korea!

Wolfie developed an eye infection when he was about six months old. Rather than take him to a veterinarian, his owner turned him into [an open-admission] shelter. Because the infection was not treated, Wolfie became blind while still a puppy. Our rescue had him for a little over three years before he was adopted. Wolfie loves his new family and we’re very grateful to them.

CHAAMP - Chesapeake Area Alaskan Malamute Protection: Orvis Animal Care Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

$607 was used for vet care of 5 Malamutes
$143 was used for flea/tick preventative, heartworm preventative and de-worming meds
$250 was used for transport

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

Vet care is our largest expense. We pulled two seniors this month from [open admission] shelters knowing that we had the funds to help them from your generous Orvis Operational grant. Keeping the Mals on preventative meds obviously saves us from the additional cost of treatment if we had not done so. Many times we can find the space to keep a dog safe, however we don’t have the funds to pay for transport. Your grant helped with 2 Malamutes that we may not have been able to transport without your funding.

How many pets did this grant help?

8

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

Beck, and his brother Mickey, were owner released [from a breeder] at 7 months. Both boys were overflowing with parasites, giardia, coccidia, and had never been vetted. They were underweight, totally matted with mud and full of fleas. With your generous grant, we were able to get the boys cleaned up, vetted and adopted. The phone of the lake is Beck with his new family.

Tonka, who is 6 years old, found himself in an [open admission] shelter through no fault of his own. His human was sentenced to jail and Tonka was let loose on the streets. We were able to have him transported with Pilots n Paws, get him vetted with your generous donation, and placed him with a loving family. There are two photos – one of Tonka coming off the plane and one with his family.

Mrs. Radish and Mr. Rhubarb were found wandering and picked up by Animal Control, where they were brought to a kill shelter. No one came to claim them and they were scheduled for euthanization due to an overcrowded shelter. A bonded pair, we were able to find an adopter willing to give them a home together. With your generous donation we were able to arrange transport for them to spend the rest of their days running on a securely fenced 3 acres of land. A Malamute’s dream – cool country, lots of places to run and play, and a family to love them. The picture of the two dogs standing at the kennel door are R & R.