Orvis Dog Enrichment Grant Report

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

The Orvis grant was used in its entirety for vet bills/medical care and was paid to Wateree Animal Hospital of Camden.

The grant award of $1,000 was used for vaccines, emergency medical care, surgeries (spays and neuters), exams, blood work and medications. The veterinary care provided helped the animals under our care receive the necessary treatments that made them healthy enough to be placed in forever homes.

How many pets did this grant help?

19 dogs: Savannah, Brownie, Laurel, Vance, Rosie’s litter (five puppies), Baxter, Rosie, Buster, Coco, Spencer, Harrison, Baxely, Pinky, Odin, and Panda

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

One example is Savannah (pictured with her foster brother, Louis). Savannah was brought in at 6 p.m. on emergency after having been injured while in foster care when she found a bungee cord attached to a fence.

Savannah pulled on it, playing tug of war while the children in the home played in the yard.

The bungee cord snapped back and the plastic hook lodged itself in her palate. While accidents are rare, they do happen.

Savannah was rushed to Wateree Animal Hospital bleeding profusely; she was sedated to have the hook removed. Her foster parents were absolutely devastated to find Savannah in severe distress.

Thanks to the diligent care of Dr. Andrew Lavasser, the staff at Wateree Animal Hospital, and the Orvis grant, Savannah is now in Massachusetts with her forever family!

She was adopted by a young couple who absolutely adore her.

The rest of the grant covered standard medical care provided prior to the grant award and after the award was received.