What was the money or product used for?
Adoption fees were either reduced or waived on some cats and dogs.
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
It allowed us to reduce or waive adoption fees to encourage adoption of the animals without negatively affecting our financial status.
How many pets did this grant help?
Eleven dogs and seven cats.
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Here are three pets’ stories, pictured with their new adopters, who have already benefited from the “New Year, New Home” grant program! Jinx (first photo), a 2-year-old brown striped tabby cat, found her furever family on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Petco in Fairview Heights, Illinois. Jinx was surrendered to Bond County Humane Society by her owner in Spring 2017. Miss Jinx was a new mom of three kittens, but she was not nursing them; the veterinarian and BCHS determined this was because she was so young and didn’t know what to do. BCHS volunteers tried bottle feeding, but the kittens couldn’t be saved. Her sadness is over now. Adopting an adult cat is great because they show their true personalities: Miss Jinx is an active cat, very friendly with people, gets along with other cats but prefers to play alone. She stays busy playing games with toys by herself: jumping, gnawing, batting, and snuggling. We are happy to have met you and helped you on your journey to your FUR-ever home, Jinx!
Happy Adoption Day to Snoopy (second photo)! The 5-year-old German shorthaired pointer mix found her forever parents on Friday, April 13, 2018. Snoopy was rescued by Bond County Humane Society from Bond County Animal Control after her previous owners surrendered her, not being able to keep her any longer. She is good with kids and most other dogs and she has some basic training under her collar. The BCHS volunteers think her “down” looks like a bow or curtsy! Happy tails, Snoopy in your new permanent, loving home! Practice your leash walking and get your obedience classes in before football season (go, Chicago Bears!).
Tabitha (third photo), an 8-month-old Chihuahua-dachshund mix, found her forever family on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Petco in Fairview Heights, Illinois. Tabitha and a littermate were rescued by Bond County Humane Society from Bond County Animal Control after their previous owners surrendered the pups. Tabitha loves to sit on people’s laps and play with toys. She’s great at fetch and loves all the attention. We’ll miss you, Tabitha, but are certainly glad to send you off with your new “leash” on life!