Perry County Humane Society: Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The funds were used to support the adoption of Christian, a 16-year-old Lab mix we had in our care.
As of the date of this report, we have spent the following:
Discounted adoption: $75
Vet visit, heartworm test, meds: $175.96
Pain medication: $27
Orthopedic bed: $180.61
Total spent so far: $458.57
Total left to spend: $541.43
Remaining funds will be used for reimbursing the adopter for money spent on Christian's healthcare in the future.
This grant allowed us to reassure an interested adopter that Christian's health care needs would be taken care of. We believe that helped us get a very old dog out of our shelter and into a home much more quickly than we might have otherwise been able to.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Christian came to shelter when her owner was no longer able to care for her and, at age 16 and with advanced arthritis, she was unlikely to attract many potential adopters. But she was lucky and caught the eye of a local woman, who said, “When I saw her face on Facebook, I could just see in her eyes that she wanted love. I couldn’t stand the thought of her spending her last days in a shelter. She needed to feel special.”
Because of the grant, PCHS was able to send Christian home with all her medications and the promise of a new bed. Her new family reports that she is great with kids, loves getting loved on, and is fitting in well with the other dogs in the home. She even enjoyed a recent camping trip!