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Jackson County Humane Society: Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant Report

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

The money was used for the adoption fee and Dasuquin joint-health supplements for one of our senior dogs, Red Run.

We were able to get Red Run adopted. Also, the article about Red Run in the newspaper helped to make the community aware of the shelter's needs, and we have gotten donations because of this to help with other senior dogs.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Red Run is an 8-year-old, 21-lb male terrier who came to us via a transport from Dade City, Florida. As part of the Saving Death Row Dogs and Cats program, we take in animals from high[-intake] shelters. Red Run was on the list to be euthanized in Dade City because of his age, but because of the transport and great volunteers, we were able to save him. He was the only one of the animals who came on that transport who still needed to be adopted. Red Run is good on a leash and is mellow. He gets along well with other dogs and cats.

Besides the issue of his age, he also has some joint problems and needs to be on a joint-health supplement to help him move better. Red Run was a great dog with a lot to offer, but adopters were concerned about the price of the supplements. He’d had a difficult life and deserved a loving home to live out the rest of his days. We knew he would make a good companion if just given the chance.

The grant money was used for his adoption fee, which was 70 dollars, and Dasuquin supplements, which are $47 for an eight-week supply. We used the funds to purchase the Dasuquin for a two-year period.

We put an article in our local paper about Red Run and the grant that we received. We got a lot of calls from potential adopters and were able to find a man who fit with Red Run’s personality.

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