Newnan Coweta Humane Society: Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The Petfinder Foundation Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant provided Newnan Coweta Humane Society financial assistance to help find a home for two of our senior cats. Senior cats are some of the hardest to find forever homes for due to their age and, oftentimes, their health issues. This grant allowed us to supplement the cost of medicine and medical care for two of the senior cats we care for and put them in a permanent home.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Squiggy and Ziggy are two senior male Bengal cats who were not well cared-for in their original home.
They were surrendered to NCHS back in the spring of 2021. After they came into NCHS’s care, it was determined that both had severe medical issues. Both boys are around 10 years old and both have heart murmurs.
Squiggy has a Grade 5 heart murmur and his heart walls are thickening. This is called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). He also has mitral value disease and Grade 3 dental disease. Ziggy also struggles with being underweight as well.
The boys were placed in a foster home where they started receiving the care they needed. While in foster care, we realized these boys were going to be a challenge to find a forever home for due to their age and medical needs.
At this point, NCHS found out that we had received the Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant and we pushed our search for a forever home for both of the boys. They are truly bonded and don’t like being apart.
Finally, a couple weeks ago, the boys moved in with their new forever mom. Helen is a graduate student and a first-time cat mom. She is so attentive to their needs and has been spoiling them nonstop. They have new cat condos, new snuggle beds, and so many toys.
This grant is giving this new cat mom financial help with all their medical needs, and this gives their new mom ease of mind for their medical health.
Squiggy and Ziggy are now living the best life they deserve, and this is all thanks to the Petfinder Foundation!