Teller County Regional Animal Shelter (TCRAS): COVID-19 Operation Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
TCRAS utilized our grant for operational support.
Due to the cancellation of one of our largest fundraisers due to COVID-19, we were unable to raise the funds that we typically utilize for operational support, among other programs.
How many pets did this grant help?
We had minimal shelter guests during the shutdown. As the county-designated facility for disasters, we were forced to halt our transferring program and keep kennels open for potential extraction due to hospitalization or death of their family member responsible for care.
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Arthur (first photo) was one of the last transfers into our facility before our state licensing board prohibited transfers due to COVID-19. He came to us dog- and stranger-reactive, especially with men. He worked so hard to overcome his fears during our in-house behavior-modification program. I have also attached his adoption photo (second photo)!
The support from Petfinder allowed us to offer additional training to our shelter guests like Arthur during the shut down.
This operational grant allowed staff to continue to care for the shelter guests in our care during the statewide shutdown. We are fortunate that the shelter guests in our care were adopted by appointment only and we have been cleared by our state regulatory agency to resume transfers.