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Aiding 2 Adoption Rescue: Kia Pet Adoption Grant Report

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

The Kia Pet Adoption Grant has allowed us to make a significant impact on the lives of animals in need by decreasing the adoption fees for 21 dogs and 22 cats. The primary focus of this grant was to assist hard-to-place animals, including seniors, bonded pairs, and those with special needs. We are grateful for the opportunity to make a difference in their lives.

The grant funds provided by the Petfinder Foundation and Kia were exclusively used to reduce the adoption fees for the selected animals. By lowering the adoption fees, we aimed to make these animals more accessible to potential adopters, thereby increasing their chances of finding forever homes. The animals chosen for this initiative were carefully selected based on their unique circumstances and challenges.

The outcomes of this grant initiative were overwhelmingly positive. By reducing the adoption fees, we were able to attract a larger pool of potential adopters, resulting in successful adoptions for all the animals involved. The grant allowed us to highlight the special qualities of these animals and educate potential adopters about the rewards of adopting a hard-to-place pet.

Additionally, this initiative helped raise awareness about the importance of considering senior animals, bonded pairs, and those with special needs. By showcasing their resilience, loyalty, and unique personalities, we were able to challenge common misconceptions and promote a more inclusive approach to pet adoption.

How many pets did this grant help?

Thanks to this grant, we were able to find loving homes for all 21 dogs and 22 cats that were part of this program. By reducing the adoption fees, we removed a significant barrier for potential adopters, encouraging them to consider adopting these hard-to-place animals. The success of this initiative is a testament to the power of collaboration and the impact it can have on the lives of animals in need.

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

Lucky and Ginger (first photo) were left without a home due to their owner having to move into a retirement home. They are senior Lab mixes and they are both good and very loving dogs who love being by their person’s side. They are great companion dogs and have been together since they were puppies. They are very easygoing and all they want is love and attention. They are good with cats and other dogs and friendly to everyone they meet. We were hoping to keep them together and, with the help of the Kia grant, we found an adorable couple who adopted them.

Mr. T’s (second photo) owner unfortunately passed away at home. Due to their owner being ill for several years, Mr. T and his sister had been self-feeding and hadn’t been outside in quite a while. Animal Control rescued them, but they didn’t do well in the shelter. Consequently, A2A brought them in to our rescue. These dogs were both morbidly obese, necessitating a minimum of three daily walks, weight-management prescription food, and joint supplements. Mr T is a robust 12-year-old weighing nearly 40 lbs. He was adopted by a lovely family and now has a best buddy to keep him active.

Lilith (third photo) is a sweet puppy who came from an abusive home and we quickly discovered she was deaf. She does communicate pretty well, though. She really responds well to your happy face and gentle snuggles. Lilith is about 6-8 months old. She came to us so skinny that it was difficult to judge her age. She is a pit mix. Because Lilith can’t hear, she can be kind of dense when it comes to other dogs. She loves to bite and play and won’t hear them if they growl. She’s exuberant and loves to chase, so cats would not be comfortable around her. She LOVES kids! She’s still learning to play gently, though. She was absolutely obsessed with her 10-year-old foster friend, even sleeping under his bed if she could. She came from an extremely abusive situation and that gave her some trust issues. Lilith found a wonderful adoptive home. This family has continued and expanded on the professional training that a deaf dog needs; they even enrolled their current dog in training to help with Lilith’s transition.

Tigger (fourth photo) is a beautiful cat who came to us as a stray. He is a very loving and calm, although sometimes shy, cat. Tigger had been with us for a year without any interest. With the help of the Kia grant, a young lady adopted Tigger and he is now her emotional support cat.

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