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Jacksonville Humane Society: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

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

Your generous grant helped us provide medical care to 30 stray dogs who came to JHS during the first weeks of COVID-19. Thanks to you, were were able to provide vaccinations, parasite-prevention, and deworming medication to each dog. In doing so, each dog was then ready for spay/neuter surgery and to be adopted by a loving family.

In the two weeks prior to COVID-19, the Jacksonville Humane Society was the only option for stray dogs in our community due to an outbreak of pneumovirus in our municipal city shelter. In mid-March, the city completely closed its intake for any animal and only re-opened a few days ago. This has led to an increase in animals at our facility and a strain on our resources. Thanks to your support, we were able to continue providing compassionate care to pets in need.

How many pets did this grant help?

30 adult dogs

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

Jada, a 5-year-old mixed breed with a silver coat and a big smile, arrived at JHS as a stray in April. She was found on a busy highway. Upon arriving at JHS, Jada was provided with DHPP, bordetella, and rabies vaccines, along with medication for worms and parasites, thanks to the Petfinder Foundation support for COVID-19. Ten days after coming to JHS, Jada was adopted by her new mom, Kaitlyn!

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