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Metro East Humane Society: Purina Consider A Shelter Pet Grant Report

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

The $2,950 Purina Consider a Shelter Pet Adoption Grant from the Petfinder Foundation provided adoption stipends.

Each year MEHS finds homes for nearly 800 homeless cats and dogs – animals who otherwise would be living on the streets or euthanized. Our ability to offer a discounted adoption fee via a stipend creates an incentive to potential adopters and, therefore, increases our ability to rescue and find homes for more animals.

How many pets did this grant help?

Thanks to the adoption stipends, 59 cats and dogs were placed with their forever families.

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

Four-year-old Lhasa Apso Sophie arrived at MEHS because her previous owner was no longer able to care for her. Linda drove 2½ hours to meet Sophie and it was love at first sight. Sophie is now among the most spoiled pooches in Illinois, as Linda’s coworkers gave her a “dog shower” where Sophie was lavished with lots of treats and several outfits. Linda calls her Sophie Monroe because she is such a diva. Says Linda of her new best friend, “Sophie is very sweet and she has definitely filled the void from losing my other dog.”

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