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Jack Russell terrier with red bandana
How we helped: 
Dental Expense Grant

Louis has been helped by Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter (UPAWS) not once, but twice! Back in 2014, Louis was found as a stray and brought to the shelter. After his stray hold period was over, he was adopted out to a new home.

The second time UPAWS helped Louis occurred just recently. Now aged 14, Louis is a Jack Russell terrier through and through, still spry and full of energy. His previous owner needed to surrender him due to circumstances related to moving. After taking Louis in, UPAWS discovered he had some problems related to his teeth, as he had bad breath and could no longer eat dry food. His owner had been feeding him only wet food, since it was less painful. It was at this time that UPAWS decided to put their Grey Muzzle dental grant to work for Louis.

Louis had a consultation with a veterinarian and was scheduled for a full dental cleaning and extraction surgery. In the end, he needed to have four teeth extracted. After the procedure, UPAWS noticed Louis seemed to feel much better and they began to transition him back to eating kibble. They placed him into foster care, so that he was in a more relaxed environment. About two, short weeks later, Louis was adopted to a new home.

Louis is a great example of how elderly dogs can blossom with a little TLC. Help more senior dogs like Louis bloom.