The money was used for the purchase of more expensive food, as our local store has been sold out since early April. (A purchase receipt is available.)
This grant provided food for all 65 of our rescued boxers. We are closed to adoptions right now because of Covid19 restrictions that affect home visits.
Unclaimed shelter stray Fruity was picked up with siblings Tooty and Rooty on March 13, 2020. She was such a very nice girl, good with all people and dogs. On intake, she was found to have a tick infestation and an upper-respiratory infection. She and her siblings were staying in our kennel while awaiting a foster home. At the beginning of the Covid-19 madness, local retailers were wiped out of dog food and we were struggling to find food for them. We were able to source food for our kennel pups through an online retailer, but at a much higher cost than we usually pay. The Petfinder Foundation grant helped us offset these higher costs, but bigger than that was the general relief felt by the rescue to have the support of the Foundation during this crisis. The grant provided for our pups at a time when we can’t raise money and eased the fear that is surrounding all rescues right now.