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Animal Rescue of the Rockies: Grant Report

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

To cover adoption fees for some of our harder-to-adopt pets.

This grant helped to encourage adopters to consider some of our older adoptable pets and those with medical or behavioral issues.

How many pets did this grant help?

Six so far, with another 10 pets still waiting for forever homes.

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

Ringo is a 4-year-old black-and-white tuxedo cat who was found as a stray in a Denver, Colorado, neighborhood with a severely injured and infected front paw. Jenni Leigh, an experienced Animal Rescue of the Rockies cat foster (first photo), took him into her home. Multiple veterinary visits determined that Ringo’s paw and leg couldn’t be saved, so he underwent amputation surgery. Ringo’s behavior had been unpredictable from the day he was rescued, and although he could be the most sweet and loving cat, sometimes he unexpectedly turned into a biting, scratching little monster. Jenni was bitten and scratched by him enough to need medical attention on more than one occasion, but she didn’t give up on him. She took him to an animal behaviorist, who prescribed anti-anxiety medication for him, which he takes on a daily basis. Ringo spent more than two years in his foster home before he was finally adopted on April 29, 2019, thanks to the Purina New Year, New Home grant that covered his adoption fee. His new mom, Joan (second photo), just adores him, and so far he has been very well-behaved and seems to be thriving in his new forever home.

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