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Justin Bartlett Animal Hospital: Grant Report

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

The grant money was used to reduce the adoption fee for veterans and/or senior citizens from $300 (for dogs) to $100.

The grant helped us promote rescued animals in our organization. Those who received the grant knew the money came from Purina and were honored that veterans and senior citizens were being recognized. We promoted the grant on our website, where we have more than 22,000 followers. The pets in our care were showcased to adopters, who learned more about rescuing animals.

How many pets did this grant help?

The $1,000 grant helped five animals, as the adoptee paid only $100 and the $200 balance was covered by Petfinder Foundation grant money.

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

In September 2020, A sweet, beautiful German shepherd pup was surrendered by her owner. We took the pup, whom we named Lia, into our rescue and found a foster to give her all the care and love until adoption.

On Nov. 4, Matt and his wife, Satoko, saw the promotion for veterans and applied to adopt Lia. Matt had served seven years in the Navy in Japan, where he worked on jet-engine propulsion. While stationed in Japan, he met Satoko, who later became his wife. Both Matt and Satoko fell in love with Lia and have the time and space to give her all the love and room to play that she wants. Congratulations to this beautiful family.