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Sequoia Humane Society: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

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

The monies from this grant helped with the supplies needed for our foster parents and shelter pets to have the same quality of care that they would receive in our direct care.

This grant was a life-preserver of sorts, as most of our normal revenue sources took a huge hit, with closures of our two thrift stores, the pet store at the shelter, limited adoptions due to no contact, and all of the low-cost services that we offer not available. The monies provided nourishment, medical care, enrichment and other necessities for our shelter pets out in foster.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

We had a dog named Kestrel (first photo) come to us and, unbeknownst to us, she was pregnant on arrival. She had gone into labor and was having complications, resulting in an emergency c-section to save her and the pups. Kestrel had three little pups and she and the littles required care around the clock. Due to an infection which had caused the emergency c-section, we were unable to spay her at the time of the cesarean, so she had to return to the vet for her spay at a later date. She was a very good mama and ended up being a foster fail 🙂 The foster parents absolutely adored her and are now her real pet parents (second photo)!

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