ASPCA-Live Oak Bank Grant provides transport of 250 animals

In mid-September, we received word from the ASPCA (with funding provided by Live Oak Bank) that we had received a $2,500 grant to assist in the cost of transporting animals from Leech Lake and Red Lake reservations to our partner shelters and rescues. Leech Lake Legacy collaborates and partners with Red Lake Rosie’s Rescue on transports from northern Minnesota to the cities. Weekly transports often include animals from Red Lake and Leech Lake reservations, Bemidji Impound, Fosston Impound and Roseau Impound.

Between 9/13/2013 and 11/27/13, the grant money has funded 12 transports from Leech Lake and Red Lake reservations and a total of 250 animals (157 dogs/puppies, 91 cats/kittens and 2 ducks)! We are extremely grateful to the ASPCA/Live Oak Bank!

And today, the final transport funded by the ASPCA/Live Oak Bank grant was for an emergency transport to bring a 12 week old pup named Grant to the cities. The sweet little boy was one of a litter of 3 picked up by Rory, the Leech Lake Community Services Officer last week. All 3 pups had mange so last Saturday were sent up to Red Lake Rosie’s in Red Lake Reservation where they were to be treated for mange. On Monday night we got word that Grant was not doing well so we arranged for him to be transported to Animal Care Clinic in Bemidji. Grant tested positive for parvo. The medical staff gave Grant subQ fluids as he had not eaten or had anything to drink in a couple days. We are extremely fortunate that one of our rescue partners Carver Scott Humane Society has an amazing foster, Jean, who takes so many of our pups with parvo and treats them. An emergency mid-week transport was arranged for today, and the final money available from our transport grant was used to help bring the sweet pup from Leech Lake to the cities.

The following is the latest update from Grant’s foster mom: “He is feeling pretty crummy. The vet gave him a shot of antibiotic, and sent metoclopramide and antibiotics. He’s not eating or drinking and will need more subQ over the  next days.” Please keep Grant in your thoughts and prayers, and send lots of healing energy his way.

Chi miigwech/big thanks to ASPCA and Live Oak Bank for making it possible for 250 precious critters to take the next step in their journey to getting the medical/veterinary care they need and to finding their own forever homes.