Humane Society of Morgan County: Kia Pet Adoption Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
This grant allowed eight animals to be adopted who would normally have had to wait much longer for an adopter. We were also able to rescue several animals from municipal shelters who would have faced the risk of euthanasia once their space was made available from the adoptions.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Lady Gray came to us as a young kitten. A good Samaritan had picked her up from the middle of the busy highway and told one of our staff members about her.
Our staff member brought her in to be assessed and we definitely couldn’t turn her away. She was healthy, but very scared. Soon she decided that we were friendly enough for her and hasn’t turned off her purr box since!
Unfortunately, Lady Gray came into the shelter at a time when our cats were dealing with a very contagious upper-respiratory virus. She became infected with it, and while quarantined could not be spayed. She had to be rescheduled and, with our veterinary partner’s busy schedule, that took about a month.
Due to that time span, she grew out of being a “cute little kitten” and into a juvenile kitten. She was overlooked at adoption events and, when people would come into the shelter to see the cats and kittens, they always said she was too big; they wanted a smaller kitten.
But when we received this grant, she of course was highlighted as one of the recipients so that someone would be more willing and able to adopt her. She was adopted in no time by a wonderful, loving couple! Here is her adoption photo the day she went to her furever home!