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The Fauna Foundation: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

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

Paid for cat carriers, cat beds, examinations of cats pre-adoption, exam of dog pre-adoption, hand sanitizer and hand sanitizer dispensers, microchip for a cat pre-adoption, grooming of a cat pre-adoption, and a cat tower for a cat who would need a high space.

We were able to get vet care to adopt out even more animals than normal; we were able to purchase a cat tower we normally wouldn't have provided to get a cat into a home where she would feel comfortable as they already had one older cat; we were able to chip a cat we had rescued -- a homeless cat who didn't have a chip -- and then get him adopted out. We set up sanitizing stations for the few volunteers we still have coming up to help them feel comfortable in caring for the cats in our care.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

We had a street cat named Hanx (first photo) who was in pretty bad shape. I was able to get him groomed, got him current on vaccines, ran a blood panel, got him chipped, and set him up with a new bed. He WAS adopted! By a first-time cat owner! He’s doing fantastic; he’s a real success story and has been featured on our Facebook page many times.

We got a dog adopted out who had been abused, her head smashed by a mean person with a shovel. She received vet care, and we updated her vaccines and got her bathed. YES, she was adopted.

We purchased a few top-loading cat carriers to make it easier to transport our senior cats to the vet. As an incentive to adopt a senior, we will include one of the new carriers with each adopted cat; sadly, none of our seniors have been adopted yet. I’d love to see these two very healthy seniors get into homes: Samantha and Molly.

With your grant, I was very motivated to adopt out as many cats and dogs as possible. We did adopt out two dogs, one rabbit and eight cats. We had only asked for a small amount of money as I wasn’t sure how much I’d be able to do essentially on my own. This money was so instrumental in my ambition to get our animals into homes during a time when I would have only one other volunteer, and she comes up for only a few hours, once a week. I can’t thank you enough for the funding! You made a huge difference in those animals’ lives!

We’d love to see our special-needs cat Little Scoots get adopted ASAP; we also have a couple of adults we’d love to see get into homes: Pearl and Annabelle.

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