Animals Deserve Better, Inc.: COVID-19 Operation Grant

What was the money or product used for?

We received a grant of $250 from the Petfinder Foundation; the funds were used towards the additional care and feeding required for seven puppies who were already placed but could not go to their forever homes due to Covid-19.

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

This grant made it possible for us to care for puppies who normally would not be in our care for months. It enabled us to let their new families know that they did not have to worry, that we were taking care of them and they will still their puppies despite the adopters being out of state or immune-compromised and therefore unable to take in the puppies right away due to the virus.

How many pets did this grant help?

7

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

This puppy was placed, but the family is out of state; they have an immune-compromised child and the mother is pregnant and in her first trimester, so they cannot travel. We were asked to look after the puppy for them and not to place her elsewhere since they were in love with her, having already come to meet her and gone through our approval process. The puppy still needed to receive her vaccinations and be spayed, and then when the time came for the family to take her home, Covid-19 hit. So the grant helped us take care of this puppy.

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