Paw Warriors, Inc.: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The funds from the Petfinder Foundation Covid-19 grant in the amount of $750 were used for general operating expenses to include necessary medical supplies for sanctuary cats and injured/sick cats rescued, and for routine-care supplies such as food, litter, and cleaning supplies. These funds were such a tremendous help in getting us through this rough patch and keeping us moving forward in helping cats in need.
The experience of Covid-19 was that many communities suffered and we understand their need of helping their families first and foremost. Thus, giving to help the rescue was on a much lower level than usual. So many people were hoarding items and thus it was difficult to keep items needed for the cats available, but thankfully, with your help, we were able to reach out to other areas and order the needed items.
The grant was a tremendous help in our time of need. Since so many people in our community were out of work and many still are, we are finding that they want to give but just cannot. The basic donations needed to feed and care for the rescue cats have dropped dramatically during this pandemic, but your grant has been a godsend in so many ways.
We were able to order food, litter, cleaning supplies and also some medical supplies for some of the critically injured/sick cats that keep being brought in by our community.
Kitten season has been massive so far this year because of the local TNR programs and adoption centers being shut down in many areas; therefore, the kitten population continues. Mother cats are becoming younger and having more difficulties in births and we have been in more demand during this difficult time for the critically ill/injured.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
This Covid-19 grant was a blessing: It fed many cats and kittens and supplied medicines needed, cleaning supplies, and litter. One of our rescues in May was Titan (first and second photos). He was found with a huge open wound on his neck and head and side, which was infected. We never did find out how it happened, but we are truly glad someone found him and brought him to us for care, as we feel he would have died from this injury if left unattended. He is healing and doing so much better and we’re hoping for his adoption in the near future into a loving home. We would not have been able to take in the cats that we did during this Covid-19 situation without your help. Your grant helped us feed, get medicines, and so much more for these animals in need. During the months of May and so far in June, we have had 21 adoptions and again, because of this grant, we have been able to help make this happen.