In order for pets to be successfully adopted, sometimes a few tweaks are required. Here are the stories of a couple of little gals at the Animal Protection Society of Person County, North Carolina who needed some medical attention. Thanks to an Orvis Operational Grant though the Petfinder Foundation, these dogs are healthier, happier, and much more adoptable!
Fudgie was turned in to a rural North Carolina [open-admission] shelter as a stray. She was justifiably terrified of the shelter. She snapped at the vet during a wellness exam, where it was determined that she was in heat. After being spayed, Fudgie was placed in a foster home for a few weeks where she was shown lots of love. She blossomed into a loving “cuddlebug” and was adopted by a couple who had lost their beloved Chihuahua last year. They just “love her to pieces”!
Sophie is an abandoned little sweetie who is estimated to be about 2 years old. When she arrived at the Animal Protection Society, she had some skin issues as well as testing positive for heart worm. Sophie is now spayed and her skin is healed. She is currently being treated for heart worm, and will be ready for adoption shortly. She loves to play with the other fosters and with her toys. She is friendly to everyone and loves to be “loved on”. Sophie will make a great pet for some lucky family.
For more information on how to help rescued pets like Fudgie and Sophie, check out the Orvis Petfinder Matching Grant program.