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Golden retriever
How we helped: 
Medical Expense Grant

Bristol is a happy-go-lucky, seven-year-old Golden Retriever who's just beginning her “golden years.” Her family thought she was “too old” to have puppies, so let her out in their yard unsupervised. Bristol is not spayed and apparently, had a visitor or two! Her owners were surprised by the arrival of unexpected puppies--they thought she was simply putting on some weight!

After finding homes for Bristol's puppies, her family contacted the Humane Society of Catawba County (HSCC) about getting her altered. They were thrilled to know there was financial assistance available, thanks to a Grey Muzzle grant! HSCC requires all dogs over the age of six having Spay/Neuter surgery to have screening bloodwork completed to ensure their safety. Because of their Grey Muzzle grant, they are able to offer bloodwork for only $50 to the general public, and free to senior citizen and Disabled Veteran owners. Bristol’s owners were easily able to afford Bristol’s surgery thanks to the grant received.

Bristol, one of 15 senior dogs who have benefited frome the Grey Muzzle grant to HSCC so far, is now back to being a happy-go-lucky girl, playing in her yard with no unwanted visitors and NO unexpected puppies in her future!