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Humane Society of Northeast Iowa: Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant Report

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

The grant supported Annie's adoption fee, care with our organization, testing, diagnosis and treatment for her pancreatic enzyme deficiency.

Without this grant, finding Annie a home would have been nearly impossible. Having her medical costs covered by the grant ensured we had funds to continue helping other animals in our care as well.

How many pets did this grant help?

This grant was specifically to help Annie. However, the funds we would have spent on Annie were used to spay/neuter 10 other animals.

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

Annie is a senior dog, and a black Lab, so not a good mixture for being adopted in our area. In addition, she has a pancreatic enzyme deficiency. This grant ensured Annie found a great forever home that was able to handle her medical condition. Her new mom says, “We are so happy and just so in love with her. She picked out a new toy and bone last night when we got home, and met her ‘siblings.’ She walked right into her kennel and laid on her new bed, so I think she is adjusting quite nicely.” She adds that in the winter, Annie loved romping around in the snow with the other dogs. Annie found her happily ever after.

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