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Humane Society of Morgan County: Grant Report

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

We reduced the price of adoptions for seniors and senior pets.

Most importantly, it helped make adoptions of senior dogs more attractive, and senior adopters frequently like senior dogs. Of course, every adoption clears a space for a new abandoned dog to inhabit until we can find it a forever home.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Ms. Morgan is a senior citizen who lives with her daughter on her own part of the property that they share. She had papillions for many years and her last papillion passed away in August 2020. Ms. Morgan was so sad and missed her dog so much. She didn’t know what to do without a dog to care for.

Her daughter took her to Animal Control in Henry County to look at dogs, and they were walking through the kennels and saw Finn. She called him to her and he came over to the front of the kennel and licked her hand through the gate. That was all it took: Ms. Morgan was in love. Finn was going to be her dog.

Finn was rescued from Animal Control by the Humane Society of Morgan County right after they saw him, so Ms. Morgan called us and talked to Ellen. Ellen just knew Ms. Morgan would be perfect for Finn. She came and completed the adoption right away. She said Finn is with her when she does yard work, enjoys riding in the car, goes on walks with her, and loves to run around her huge fenced-in yard.

He’s protective of her when an unknown person or a strange car comes around, and he barks to let her know. He’s so much company for Ms. Morgan, he even sleeps with her under the covers and loves to steal her warm spots in the bed. She said, “Finn is my baby!”

We are so thankful for this grant from the Petfinder Foundation and Purina that allowed the senior citizens extra help adopting these great dogs, because it will help impact their lives and the lives of the dogs as well. #ChangingLives is our goal for every dog and cat adopted from us, as well as every human who adopts from us.

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