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Pita & Pecan's Animal Refuge: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

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

Pita & Pecan's used the $250 from the Petfinder Foundation to pay a $150 payment towards our existing canine veterinary-care balance on Sept. 28, 2020, and to purchase dog/puppy food, one puppy teething toy, and cat litter from Tractor Supply Co. on two different occasions, totaling $101.92 (the additional 1.92 was already in our business checking).

The payment that was made allowed us to have a credit to our account once our discounts were applied. We ended up with a $71.45 credit and we also paid off the balance of one of first rescue dogs, who had come back to us unexpectedly. We have since found her a new home, but being able to make that payment meant that we had the ability to rescue another animal because her bill was paid. In fact, we rescued four more animals: two puppies and two kittens. All of those animals have now also found their homes, though one is still waiting for transport.

The food and supplies purchased using those funds were quickly gobbled up and used by a very grateful bunch of dogs and cats at the rescue. We currently have two sanctuary dogs and one sanctuary cat who will live out their days with us due to some serious aggression issues. The dog food purchased was used to feed the adult sanctuary dogs. The puppy food was used for the golden retriever/corgi puppies we had just rescued, as was the teething toy, which they shared; the litter was for the one sanctuary cat on the property.

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Our first rescue mama is a Doberman mix who has had many different names in her time, both with us and away. She came back to us, unexpectedly, at the beginning of August. We took her to the clinic for her checkup, got all of her vaccinations up-to-date and put her back on her flea/tick and heartworm preventatives.

She has since found her for-real furever home with a wonderful couple who are very active and will be volunteering at events for us so we can still see our first mama, now named Sadie.

The money from the Petfinder Foundation allowed us to pay Sadie’s bill at the time it was created instead of charging it, as we usually do. Since we were able to make that payment, we had both the space and the available credit to take in more animals.

When we were contacted by a friend of our animal clinic who needed to surrender a couple of golden retriever/corgi puppies, we not only were able to take them in, we were also to help two muted calico kittens from the same family.

As part of our agreement to rescue the puppies and kittens, we were able to get the surrendering family to allow us to spay both the canine and the feline mamas who birthed the puppies and kittens we took in. Now, all four of those animals have found their furever homes and we’ve been able to continue operating and helping the animals in our area.

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