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The Marin Humane Society: WAHL Grooming Grant Report

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

Grooming the pets in our care.

It helped us groom pets like Pierre from our Pet Partnership Program.

How many pets did this grant help?

Multiple (final number pending)

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

The dog in the photos is a miniature Poodle/Cocker Spaniel mix named Pierre. He came to us through our Pet Partnership program. A quick word about that: About half the animals we offer for adoption have been rescued from under-resourced, overwhelmed sister shelters throughout the state – most in low-income rural areas. Whenever we have shelter space, we make trips to these partner shelters to take as many animals as we can. We generally make trips at least weekly. The animals we bring back to Marin for adoption were almost always facing imminent euthanasia due to lack of space, time, and other resources. All the animals we offer for adoption are given as much time as necessary to find the right, loving home.

Pierre came to us from a shelter in the Fresno, CA, area. We don’t know how or why he wound up there. He was about 5 years old, and you can see the condition he was in. His behavior assessment at MHS indicated he was smart and cooperative, and would benefit enormously from a stable, comfortable home and a caring guardian. Thanks to the loving kindness of staff and volunteers, he was transformed, and was with us for about two weeks before he was adopted. A happy ending, for sure!

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