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Kokomo Humane Society: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

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

The money we received from the Pefinder Foundation was used for the shelter animals.

This grant helped to make sure we could provide food to all animals in our care during this time of COVID when our income is down due to decreased revenue from adoptions and a canceled fundraising event.

How many pets did this grant help?

This grant helped to feed approximately 150 dogs and cats for one month.

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

Penny is a 3-year-old calico cat who came to our shelter as a stray. She does have an ear tip but is a very friendly cat, so after her stray hold we put her up for adoption.

While here, she would periodically limp from her rear leg and, upon examination, it was determined that she had a leg fracture that appeared to be healing. During a check of the leg, her teeth were again examined and it was found that a premolar was sensitive.

To be on the safe side, she was sent to the vet clinic and had an x-ray of the hip and was given a thorough dental check. The fracture turned out to be a bad one that had been caused by being shot (the pellet remained in her body) and the sensitive tooth had a deteriorating root and a matching bad tooth on the other side.

Penny is now back at the shelter, minus one leg and two teeth, and is feeling 100% better. She also has an application in for her adoption and will be going home shortly.

Violet, a 4-year-old Cane Corso, came to us as a stray and was not reclaimed by her owner. She was very fearful when she came in and totally shut down in the shelter. Being the size and breed she was, extra care was needed to get her acclimated.

Through patience from the staff, she slowly came around and became more sociable and happier.

Having help with food makes it easier to keep animals who may need more time in the shelter.

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