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Humane Society of Pensacola: SNAP-X Grant Report

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

Spay/Neuter surgeries

We operate a no-kill shelter in an area where the County Animal Shelter euthanizes approximately 3,000 dogs every year. A large portion of those dogs are bully-breeds and pit mixes, due to the difficulty of finding suitable adoptable homes for those breeds. With the help of this grant, we were able to transfer two pit mix mothers, with their litters of puppies (14 total!), from the County shelter to our no-kill facility, where they were able to receive the time they needed to wean their puppies and be adopted to loving homes.

How many pets did this grant help?

12 pitbulls and pitbull-mixes

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

Dixie was a very timid pitbull-lab mix that was transferred from a kill-shelter to our no-kill facility. When she first arrived at the Humane Society, she wouldn’t walk on a leash at all, only lay down, and she had to be carried everywhere in order to go the bathroom, play in the yard, or go to the vet. At the time of transfer, she was very pregnant and within a week, she gave birth to nine healthy puppies!

Dixie stayed with a wonderful foster family while she nursed and weaned the puppies. They brought her out of her shell, housetrained her, and taught her how to play fetch. Now, you will never find her without a favorite toy in her mouth. She is still learning how to walk on a leash, but with her new, trusted owner, she has made remarkable progress. Thanks to funding through this grant, Dixie, only a year and a half old, was able to be spayed and adopted to a wonderful home!

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