The 2020 COVID-19 Operations Grant funds from the Petfinder Foundation were used to provide direct veterinary care for animals in the Woods Humane Society adoption program while they awaited loving homes. The expenses included veterinary services, treatments and supplies needed to perform their spay or neuter surgeries, vaccinations, microchips, wellness exams and any additional treatments. At an average cost of $233.01, the $250 grant covered veterinary care for two animals (one full, one pet’s partial care) in the Woods adoption program during FY 19/20.
The limited funding and resources during the pandemic have catapulted us into adapting our adoption program to operate via appointment only. Funding during this challenging time has been crucial for the program. The grant from the Petfinder Foundation helped provide funds for our program and allowed us to focus some of our efforts on obtaining funding for our operations.
Since the onset of the pandemic (through September 1, 2020), we have placed 957 pets for permanent adoption placement. During FY 19/20, we placed 3,168 dogs and cats for adoption. Your grant directly helped prepare two of the animals in the Woods adoption program for permanent placement. We are grateful for the grant from the Petfinder Foundation and for your support for homeless pets.
Tiny is a dog who was in the Woods adoption program during the spring/summer and who benefited from the grant from the Petfinder Foundation. Tiny, a 10-year-old Chihuahua mix, came from our local municipal animal control. The very small senior dog loved being carried around in a blanket “burrito” and benefited from sleepovers with foster parents while in the care of Woods. He received his routine veterinary care as well as a much-needed dental treatment. Tiny’s new pet parent reports that he is settling into his new home nicely, has been going on long walks, and has even been spotted snuggling with the family cat. Thank you to the Petfinder Foundation for providing care for Tiny!