What was the money or product used for?
We used the Adoption Options in Action grant to purchase volunteer-support tools. We were able to purchase a laptop computer to use in our clinic to expedite updating and maintaining the accuracy of our medical records. We were also able to purchase a microchip scanner to keep at each adoption venue location. We bought TILE trackers to put on the scanners as well so they would not disappear.
Laptop computer – $434.39
Two Halo microchip scanners – $163.50
TILE trackers for microchip scanners – $125.54
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
This grant helped us to be able to verify the accuracy of our records and adoptions. We were also able to verify ownership and reunite animals more quickly when they are turned in at adoption locations. We also used the scanners to help the public outside of our organization by providing additional options to have animals scanned.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
While picking up a cat who had wondered into a hotel lobby and needed rescue, we learned of additional kitties on the premises who were being taken care of by employees. We were able to scan all three. Two of them, Zackery and Binx, were chipped to the same owner, who was actually a guest at the hotel. We contacted the guest and were told they could not keep the cats but did not know what to do with them. They had moved all the way from North Carolina to Phoenix recently. An employee of the hotel, Jason, was very fond of the cats and took them home since he knew they needed a home now! The third kitty who did not have a chip is safe with our rescue and awaiting adoption.