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Animal Refuge Center: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

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

This $1,000 grant was used to support food purchases to maintain the proper level and quality of nutrition during the 2020 pandemic.

The pandemic caused a decline in general operational funding, which helps to support food purchases. This grant helped soften that blow from a donor base that was itself struggling.

How many pets did this grant help?

On average, 350 pets per month

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

Billie, Banks, and Brianna are just three kittens out of 50 that found ARC during the summer of 2020. So many kittens were either surrendered or orphaned during the middle of the pandemic. While ARC had the room to provide a safety net for many of them, we were struggling with the vast amount of food necessary to feed these three orphans along with the other 350 residents at ARC!

The Petfinder Foundation’s grant helped contribute to ARC’s ability to maintain proper the quality and quantity of life-saving food. This allowed Billie, Banks, and Brianna to flourish and then be placed up for adoption when they were spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and micro-chipped!

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