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Valley Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

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

This money helped defray the costs of feeding and caring for rescued dog Cody and cat Matt.

It helped pay for food, medical treatment and supplies for rescued dogs and cats.

How many pets did this grant help?

2 or more

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

Matt was found abandoned, starving, and covered in fleas, so dreadlocked his fur had to be shorn. It took two weeks to get him purring again. Valley Humane Society took him in from one of our partner veterinarians who had found him as a stray. Originally believed to be around 8 years old, it was later decided he was around twice that age. Still, we felt he might find a home! Unfortunately, Matt never did leave our care. After a short time, Matt was diagnosed with colon cancer; we are grateful to have been there at the end of his life to care for him, keep him safe and show him he was loved. He was an amazingly sweet and gentle orange tabby and we miss him to this day.

Cody had been adopted. From his Petfinder profile: “This little ball of energy is ready for adventure. Cody’s a pretty smart little dude who will benefit greatly from training. He’s eager and attentive – which is the perfect setup for learning new things. Keeping him busy and active will suit him just fine. He’s adjusted nicely to his current environment and has settled down since he first arrived. But he enjoys his play time and will thrive in an active household that teaches him what’s expected of him. He walks nicely on a leash and has been socialized with kids. Cody will require regular grooming.”

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