Cowley County Humane Society: Purina Consider A Shelter Pet Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The New Year, New Home grant was used to help us offer our reduced-fee adoptions for the Pet of the Week and 50% off of adoption fees for other animals at our shelter. Our Pets of the Week are selected by shelter staff and reduced adoption fees are offered for these animals.
It allowed us to continue to offer reduced-fee adoptions of animals on our floor. Our adoption fees are tied to the cost of providing spay-neuter, vaccinations and microchipping of animals in our care.
How many pets did this grant help?
From the time of the grant receipt to date, we have had 49 reduced-fee dog adoptions and 27 reduced-fee cat/kitten adoptions.
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Bambi had been on the adoption floor for several weeks, but had not had much interest. Those who were interested would bring her back from the play area, and back to the kennel she would go.
The staff at CCHS selected her to be one of our pets of the week. These pets are featured on our Facebook page and by several other local businesses’ Facebook pages as well as on our website.
One of these posts made it slightly outside of our immediate area and Matt made a trip to see her. They spent time in the play area and Matt knew that SHE was the one!
Bambi is now one of our adoption success stories. We think Bambi looks very happy in the above photo, which was taken right before she went out the door. Smiles all around! Thank you for helping us provide these reduced-fee adoption specials.