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Washington-Wilkes Animal Shelter: Kia Pet Adoption Grant Report

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

This grant helped the shelter tremendously. We received the grant at a time when our numbers were high. This grant allowed us to waive all fees for cat and dog adoptions. This allowed quite a few people who were not able to afford the adoption fee to come to the shelter and pick out their choice of animal and take it home with them.

How many pets did this grant help?

This grant helped us to get 40 animals adopted.

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

Rosie was a stray who wandered onto the property of the person who brought her to the shelter. She is a very sweet dog and loves attention when it comes to humans, but the shelter soon discovered she did not get along with other dogs. Added to that was the fact that she tested positive for heartworms. Both of those factors would make her extremely hard to find a forever home for.

After we got the positive result from her heartworm test, Rosie was immediately put on Imoxi, which is the generic for Advantage Multi. She was treated for eight months, and then was given another heartworm test and tested negative at that time.

In the meantime, we had a new employee start working who really fell in love with her. She brought her family to the shelter for many visits and everyone fell in love with Rosie and knew she had to come home to live with them.

Her husband and kids worked on building a pen for her to stay in so she would be able to play with the kids. After one year and one month in the shelter, Rosie was able to go to her forever home. She is very happy is the thriving in her new environment. She gets lots of attention and has plenty of kids to play with.

This grant allowed our employee to take Rosie out of the shelter and give her the forever home every animal should have.

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