Cooper's Chance Animal Rescue: Build-A-Bear Youth Humane Education Grant
To expand our Youth Humane Education Program to 50 low-income children.
Our organization and animals were helped by the community connections we made through the education program, which also brought awareness to the plight of pit bulls, senior pets and dogs with special needs.
This grant directly impacted Rosey, a 1-year-old pit bull/boxer mix who was an animal ambassador to the youth at our camps. Rosey was rescued with severe Demodex mange and required several months of care before she was finally healed and ready for adoption. Although she was so neglected, she was always friendly and loved people. She was the perfect ambassador for her breed; she brought awareness, education and advocacy with lots of puppy kisses and tail-wags! Being able to attend the youth camps keeps her socialized, especially meeting children and experiencing new places, which helps her remain healthy and adoptable, and gives her more exposure to adoptive families. Meet Rosey: www.petfinder.com/petdetail/39043866