Three Dog Bakery believes that all dogs deserve a healthy, happy life — that is why the Three Dog Bakery Foundation created the Gracie Grant, to help organizations that help dogs continue to provide care and love to the dogs that need it most.
Today, Fortunate Pooches and Lab Rescue [FPALR], a Chicago area dog rescue, was honored with a $1,500 Gracie Grant from Three Dog Bakery so that they can continue to rescue the neediest dogs from high kill shelters and place them in loving homes for the remainder of their lives.
Scott Ragan, president of Three Dog Bakery presented FPALR with the grant. “The Three Dog Bakery Foundation is extremely pleased to award a Gracie Grant to the Fortunate Pooches and Lab Rescue, Inc. For their efforts to provide vital veterinary care, we applaud them for their outreach. Our hope is that the Gracie Grant funds will help them continue to make a difference for animals in the Palatine area.”
There is no doubt that the grant will help FPALR continue their efforts to rescue and rehabilitate the dogs that are currently being fostered and awaiting adoption.
Elaina Pullos founded FPALR in 2003, since then the rescue has saved approximately six thousand Labradors and Lab mixes that would otherwise have been euthanized.
The cost of caring for the dogs is enormous. It costs about $600 a month for food; there are veterinary bills for spaying/neutering, vaccines, and individual health issues.
“Many of the dogs that come to us are emaciated and have heartworm or other health problems,” said Pullos.
Brooke Hobbs, volunteer grant proposal writer for FPALR is thrilled that Three Dog Bakery awarded them with the grant.
“We work to place as many dogs as we can, no matter whether their new home is here in Illinois or another state. Every dog deserves to live a healthy life with a loving family. The Three Dog Bakery Foundation Gracie Grant will assist us with our veterinary expenses and has brought us one step closer to saving animals and helping pet owners,” said Hobbs.
Founded in 1989, Three Dog Bakery has grown into one of the largest producers of all-natural dog food and treats. Their fabulous bakery boutiques can be found throughout the United States, including Chicago, Japan, and Hong Kong. Their mission is to provide the healthiest food possible for dogs everywhere, because a healthy dog is a happy dog.
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