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Pet Animal Welfare Society of Connecticut (PAWS): Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant Report

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

See below.

In 2020, as of October, PAWS has helped 19 senior dogs live out their retirement years in loving homes by waiving their adoption fees and by providing free annual wellness exams for the rest of their lives. This generous program certainly galvanized more people to adopt senior dogs!

How many pets did this grant help?

It's on track for helping more than 20 senior dogs in 2020. This would be a 25% increase in senior-dog adoptions over previous year.

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

Precious is a 9-year-old whippet mix who came to PAWS as an owner surrender. She had been rehomed at least once and was moved from Florida to Connecticut. She was uncertain with new people at first and could be reactive to other dogs. At PAWS, she had a mammary-gland tumor removed which turned out to be cancerous. It is possible that Precious may get other cancerous tumors in the future. Despite the chips being stacked against her, Precious found a doting long-term foster and is living out her golden years surrounded by love!

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