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Cabot Animal Support Services: REDI Training Grant Report

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

The REDI Training Grant has allowed our staff to adjust their way of thinking and become more welcoming and accepting of citizens who may not fit our idea of what the "typical" adopter should look like. This has allowed for more adoptions and animals placed into foster care.

How many pets did this grant help?

450 (calculating average adoptions/return-to-owners)

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

Joe, a beagle mix, was found running at large with another dog we named Jack. They seemed inseparable but, unfortunately, they were not adopted together.

Joe grieved the disappearance of his friend and slowly started to become reclusive in his kennel. He would come out in playgroups and play with other dogs, but it didn’t seem like he was extremely interested in them.

Finally, a family stopped by the shelter and asked to meet with Joe. They had two littles and we had no knowledge of Joe with children, but we decided to give it a shot.

Thankfully we did, because he was a perfect fit! The family adopted him and he is doing well in their home. Congratulations, Joe!

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