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Kauai SPCA: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

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

The money from the COVID-19 Operation Grant was used to fund the spay surgery for one of our dogs, Goldie.

This grant helped our organization by providing us with the funding to help cover the cost of spaying Goldie. We do not place dogs in adoptive homes until they are spayed/neutered, so the funds helped facilitate a positive outcome for Goldie while helping our organization cover an expense we thought our transfer program was going to enable us to avoid.

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

Adorable 8-month-old whippet mix Goldie was scheduled for transfer to a rescue in Seattle on March 31 in order to improve her odds of finding a home quickly. Sadly, Goldie’s flight was cancelled due to COVID-19 and further embargoes/flight cancellations meant Goldie would need to wait until June to be transferred.

The rescue that committed to take Goldie agreed to take on the financial responsibility of having her spayed upon arrival. We did not want Goldie to have to wait two months to transfer, get spayed, and be eligible for adoption, so we made the decision to have her spayed on-island in hopes she would get adopted locally.

Thanks to the Petfinder Foundation’s COVID-19 Operation Grant, Goldie’s spay surgery was covered. The icing on the cake was that Goldie was adopted by a wonderful couple on a neighboring island thanks to her listing on Petfinder! She is now happy and loved in her furever home on Oahu!

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