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Des Moines County Humane Society: Grant Report

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

Our grant funds are being used to offset the cost of adoptions for our longest-term residents at the shelter.

The grant has enabled us to adopt out our longest-term dogs and cats more quickly by decreasing each of their adoption fees by $50.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Sweet Queenie was involved in a house fire here in Burlington with her puppies, but was left behind by the owners. The owners took the surviving puppies from the home, but Queenie was found the next day sitting in front of the burned-out house with one dead puppy. Our director got the call and personally went to the home to bring Queenie to the shelter, but nobody ever came to claim her. We worked with Queenie for almost a month and she was recently adopted to a wonderful new mom.

The news story about the house fire is here.

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