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Riley County Humane Society (RCHS): Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant Report

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

This grant will cover Radar's adoption fee and the first year of his medication for seizures post-adoption.

This grant will be a tremendous help to Radar's adopter. It levels the playing field so that Radar will be no more expensive than a "normal" healthy dog for at least the first year post adoption.

How many pets did this grant help?

One, Radar.

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

Radar is a very sweet special-needs border collie who is still looking for his forever home. He had an adopter meeting last week and is scheduled to go home on a trial adoption Sept. 6. We are crossing our fingers for the big guy! We think Radar was a distemper virus survivor. He has dental malformations, one eye, seizures and a different sort of gait. Cognitively, he is not on the same plane as most dogs, especially for his breed. Despite his differences, he is a very happy, snuggly boy. He adores his cat friends and is always up for whatever his humans want to do. Radar can learn new things with lots of repetition and food rewards, and his foster families have taught him all about the joys of being an indoor dog who is part of a family while he has been with RCHS. He even went paddle-boarding with his foster mom this summer! (Don’t worry, his seizures are very well controlled with medication, he has never had a seizure while on his medication.)

Radar has been with us for over a year now but thanks to your generous grant, we hope he will be safe and happy in his new home very soon. Meet Radar:

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