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PAWS Atlanta, Inc.: Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant Report

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

Grant funding from the Petfinder Foundation will help us provide the following for Spirit: 1) waiving Spirit’s $150 adoption fee; 2) funding one year of Apoquel daily medication, which is $1.75/each = $638.75/year; and 3) funding one year of annual routine urine- and blood-checks at $200/year.

Unfortunately, Spirit has not been adopted yet. Since coming to us in 2015, Spirit has had extensive medical bills due to her chronic conditions. She suffers from atopy and food allergy which is managed with z/d ultra hypoallergenic diet and Apoquel daily medication. We also have to treat frequent secondary skin and ear infections.

We know that once Spirit is adopted, she will be greatly helped by this grant. Spirit’s photo and story, since we received the grant, have been highlighted repeatedly on social media, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. She has also been highlighted in our email blasts and is posted on

How many pets did this grant help?

It will help one pet, Spirit, when she gets adopted.

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

Spirit has not been adopted yet. She is such a sweet and gentle girl, but her age (between 8 and 10 years old) and medical issues have made it very difficult for her to find a new home. We did have two people reach out to us about adopting, but they have cats at home, and Spirit could not go into a home with cats. We are extremely fortunate that she is in a loving foster home, but she does have to stay with us at the shelter periodically when her foster mom goes out of town. We will continue our outreach efforts to find Spirit a permanent home, and the funds generously donated by the Petfinder Foundation will be used for the purposes outlined in the grant. We cannot thank the Petfinder Foundation enough for helping us in this effort. We are extremely grateful! Meet Spirit.

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