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Pasadena Humane Society: Grant Report

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

The Pasadena Humane Society was awarded a 2020 Adoption Options in Action grant from the Petfinder Foundation. The money was used to provide 20 spay/neuter surgeries to shelter animals awaiting adoption.

This grant allowed us to provide a spay or neuter surgery to 20 available, adoptable animals before they were adopted. By having animals receive this surgery before their adoption, they are able to go home the same day they are adopted.

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

In January 2021, Pasadena Humane received news of 12 cats in need of immediate veterinary care living in a single resident home. A property management company made the shocking discovery after one of their tenants passed away. The poor cats were alone and hungry and were in desperate need of immediate help. The property management company contacted Pasadena Humane and we quickly took the cats into our care.

When the cats arrived at Pasadena Humane in tiny carriers, they were confused and scared, and many of them appeared to have severe upper-respiratory infections. Our veterinary staff began the long process of carefully examining each of the 12 cats to determine their condition and provide any needed medical care.

Two of the cats were admitted to our ICU, where they received the medical care that they needed. The other cats were placed in foster homes, where they were treated for their illnesses. While in foster care, all the cats thrived! Prior to their adoptions, all 12 cats received a spay or neuter surgery.

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