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Kentucky Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

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

The Petfinder Foundation's Sponsor a Pet donations support our lifesaving mission. The Kentucky Humane Society is our state's largest pet adoption agency and no-kill animal shelter. Donations like Sponsor a Pet help us provide nutritious food, medical care, spay/neuter surgeries and loving homes to thousands of needy shelter cats and dogs.

Donations such as Sponsor a Pet help us care for and find homes for more than 6,400 animals a year. Thanks to donations, we are able to provide each adoptable dog and cat with the medical and behavioral help they need to become happy, healthy companion animals.

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

12-year-old Charlie, a Poodle mix, came to the Kentucky Humane Society with a terrible eye infection. The fur around his eyes was so matted that our veterinary team was at first unsure if he even had eyes. When they shaved off the mats, they found he was suffering from a severe eye infection: The skin around his eyes had rotted off, and he was in tremendous discomfort and pain. Funds from Sponsor a Pet helped pay for his medical treatment and foster care. Charlie is now a happy, loving, grateful dog who will be ready for adoption in early January 2016. We were able to care for Charlie — and thousands of other needy animals this year — because of donations.

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