The money was used to provide supplements for Artie, cover his spay/neuter surgery with dental extractions, waive his adoption fee, and allow for transportation to his adoptive home.
This grant really helped open the door for Artie. Having his fee waived and transportation to his adopter covered I think encouraged his family to apply for him over other animals up for adoption. Not only did Artie find a forever home fast, but this also saved us money in the long run. The longer he is in our care, the more cost we would have incurred with a senior dog.
Artie was adopted right before Christmas! Artie was rescued from a rural shelter in south Georgia. Without help, he would not have made it out alive. He was skinny, unaltered, had terrible ear infections, and needed serious dental work. Thankfully our program was able to save him. With help from the Petfinder Foundation and Purina ONE, we were able to waive his adoption fee in hopes that a family would take a chance on this special boy. Right before Christmas, a family that only adopts senior and special-needs animals applied to adopt him. Their SIX other dogs accepted him into their pack and Artie was at home. We have gotten multiple updates and he is doing wonderful!