Shelter saves two dogs from extreme cruelty

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When Greater Charlotte SPCA took in a starving, stray Pit Bull named Adele who was covered in bite wounds, Orvis‘ matching donation program to the Petfinder Foundation helped the group save her life.

Adele was saved

Adele is still waiting for her forever home. (Photo credit: Greater Charlotte SPCA)

And for the second year in a row, Orvis is matching donations to the Petfinder Foundation dollar-for-dollar up to $30,000. The GCSPCA used its Orvis funds to rehabilitate Adele, whose bones were visible when she came to the shelter.

Here’s what GCSPCA president Alex Wilson told us last December:

“Thank you so much for the grant. We are going to use some of the money to help Adele. Adele was found as a stray on the side of the road today. She is terribly thin and covered in bite wounds and several of the punctures in her face are badly infected.

“She currently has a 104-degree temperature from the infection caused by the bite wounds she suffered from … Our vet is actually fostering her because she is going to need quite a bit of care (she will live in his home).

“We do not turn these dogs away when we receive a plea. We always try to figure out how to pay after we say yes. The grant will help us to not worry as much about saying yes.”

Wilson also told us the Orvis grant helped cover the care of another cruelty case, a dog named Ethan. “Ethan was found as a stray, heartworm-positive, with a deep cut on his face and his body was full of shotgun pellets,” she said. “He is still a very sweet and happy-go-lucky guy.

Ethan was found riddled with shotgun pellets. (Photo credit: Greater Charlotte SPCA)

“We have had a lot of medical emergency cases recently and normally we have to be careful about taking on too many at once, but the grant has allowed us to take on more than we normally could. We are incredibly grateful for your generosity.”

Ethan has since been adopted, but Adele is still waiting. Learn more about adopting her.

Donate today and Orvis will match your gift dollar-for-dollar so shelters and rescue groups can help more pets like Adele and Ethan.