Shelby Humane Society: COVID-19 Operation Grant

What was the money or product used for?

Waiving adoption fees for harder-to-place dogs during COVID-19.

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

When faced with the challenges of COVID-19, we had to make changes very quickly that affected our staff and the pets in our care. We asked for the community’s support in helping to place as many pets in homes as quickly as possible. This grant made it possible for us to waive the fees for five deserving pets who would have otherwise been hard to place. This freed up space in our facility to make more room for those in the community who had been displaced or abandoned.

How many pets did this grant help?

5

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

Schmoney (first photo) entered our care as seized custody in August of 2019. Her previous owners were found to have neglected her and her siblings and she was placed on hold while legal proceedings took place. Unfortunately, in the nearly six months it took for us to obtain legal custody of Schmoney, she developed anxiety and was shut down while interacting with staff and volunteers. She went to a foster home where she learned to trust humans again, and spent lots of time playing with children and other pets. When Shelby Humane promoted Schmoney as having a sponsored adoption fee, she received lots of great feedback on social media! Eventually her forever family made contact with us and the rest is history. Thanks in part to the Petfinder Foundation, Schmoney now lives with the beautiful family she’s always deserved.

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