Low Riders Of The West: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The grant was used to help sustain our fosters during the lockdown of Covid. We were able to get more food and supplies to our fosters while our dogs were not able to be adopted out. We also had a litter of puppies and the grant helped these puppies with much-needed supplies. The grant was a huge help and we were very grateful for it.
The grant helped our dogs in foster continue through the Covid lockdown. We were able to ease the financial stress created by Covid by helping buy food, toys, potty pads and much-needed cleaning supplies for our fosters. Our organization was able to keep our fosters happy and help them out by buying what was needed. Many times, our fosters help us out by buying supplies, but during this period many of our fosters had lost their jobs and were only able to continue fostering because of your grant. They did not have to spend their own money buying supplies, we were able to help them out.
How many pets did this grant help?
We had about 45 dogs in foster during the lockdown.
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
During this period we had two fosters who came in very scared and mostly shut down. We found two fosters who had recently lost their jobs and were able to take on the more difficult cases. Both Sophia and Lucky were fostered by friends who were able to take the time to show them that people could be kind. While the fosters both did not have jobs, they had time.
The grant helped provide much-needed supplies to help these two pups learn that people can be good. These two dogs were untouchable, and finding fosters who had the time to sit for hours with treats and food to get them to trust was awesome. Being able to supply these two fosters with supplies got these two pups to a place where they finally trusted and were able to be adopted out.
Covid was good for some dogs; it gave them time to learn, and your grant allowed fosters to continue fostering through financial difficulties.