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Claire, a chihuahua
How we helped: 
Medical expense grant for hospice/long term care

Claire, chihuahua, in sad shape from neglect
Claire (before)
Claire, an estimated 14-year old Chihuahua, was the victim of a Kentucky hoarder, living with 22 other dogs in two rooms, in knee-deep feces, for several years. She’d never been examined when Blind Dog Rescue Alliance (BDRA) discovered her. Claire came into the rescue organization in very sad shape, hairless as a result of a severe case of Demodex mange, moderate renal failure, only one tooth, bone disease, and severe eye infections. When the group rescued her, she had begun treatment for Demodex, was on a prescription diet for her renal failure and had been vaccinated.

The Grey Muzzle Organization provided a grant to help with medical treatment. Claire saw the vet weekly to manage her care and slowly her life was revitalized. Her blood work showed much improvement in her kidney numbers, her eyes improved, and her beautiful red hair started growing back.


Claire, in improved condition
Claire, resting near the warmth of the fire

When Debbie, her loving foster mom, took charge, Claire’s personality started shining through and she exhibited feisty and vocal traits, especially when it was chow time! She loves to wag her tail, give kisses and cuddle with her friends. One of her favorite things to do is walk outside in the grass and take in all the different scents. Debbie is pleased to report  Claire will never leave her foster home. Without Grey Muzzle's generous funding, we would not be able to place these special seniors and others like them within our forever foster /sanctuary dog programs.

Claire, enjoying the outside
Claire (after)
Claire, snuggling with a canine buddy
Claire, resting with her pal