2015 Grant Recipient: The REAL Bark

Posted by Jennifer on February 3rd, 2016


Adopt-a-Pet.com’s mission (and passion!) is to help homeless pets find loving homes. Thanks to our corporate sponsors and individual donors, one way we help animal shelters and rescues in their amazing pet-saving work is with grants for veterinary costs, so pets in their care can get the veterinary care they need to become healthy and adoptable – and then Adopt-a-Pet.com can help them find loving homes!

Congratulations to The REAL Bark! they are a $1,000 grant recipient from the 2015 Adopt-a-Pet.com Veterinary Care Fund. We are so moved by the amazing lengths shelters and rescues go to give homeless pets a chance at getting healthy so they can be adopted. Below is their grant application detailing how this grant  will change the life of a pet or pets in their care.

See photos at the end!

The REAL Bark
Los Angeles, CA

Describe how a $500, $1,000 and/or $2,000 Veterinary Care Fund grant will change the life of a pet or pets in your care:
A Veterinary Care Fund grant would go a towards the care of little Ethyn, our most recent rescue, found near Boyle Heights suffering from chemical burns to his body and face. He is receiving the best veterinary care to bring him back to health so that he can be placed in the perfect home where he will be loved and treasured. Happily, he is responding to treatment. His story can be seen on http://abc7.com/1024947/
If we’re fortunate enough to have funds left over from the grant after Ethyn’s treatment is paid for, the money will go towards paying for such unforseen medical expenses as the recent Parvo treatments that saved the lives of pups rescued from the Mexican border (where they were being shot at by the military) and our “milk crate” pups that were being sold by a man on the side of the road in Silverlake. We not only took in the 5 “milk crate” pups but we also provided free spay and neuter for the parents in order to prevent any more unwanted litters. The majority of these 2 groups of pups have been adopted into furever homes and we’re sure those remaining will soon be placed.
Attached are photos of:  Ethyn, Fawn and Fallow (2 of the Mexican pups), Archer (milk crate pup), 2 kids having Parvo treatment, before/after milk crate pups, and Faith (along with new brother Ruckus).
If Adopt-a-Pet.com has helped your organization, tell us how:
Adopt-A-Pet.com helps us to place about 50% of our rescues, so it’s an invaluable resource that we are very grateful for. One of our recent successes was with Faith. She and her mother were rescued from the streets, having been dumped (most likely by a backyard breeder). After 7 months mama Gracie was adopted but, while she was turning heads at mobile adoption events, no one was stepping up to adopt Faith. Within a few short weeks of being listed by The REAL Bark on Adopt-A-Pet.com, we received an application and she was adopted into a wonderful home where she now shares her life with 2 adults, and her new brother Ruckus.
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