Breckinridge County Animal Shelter: COVID-19 Operation Grant

What was the money or product used for?

The money was used to sponsor hard-to-adopt animals and make sure they were altered and updated on shots. This covered sponsorship for 20 animals to help find their forever homes.

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

It helped with spay/neuter and vaccines for the hard-to-place animals we have for adoption.

How many pets did this grant help?

20

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

Yes, this dog was adopted. Gopher was a stray found living in a pile of trash as a 6-month-old puppy. He was a hard dog to catch; we had to trap him after a few failed attempts at catching him. He had been at the shelter for five months and was still shy and didn’t like to come up to the cage when new people came through the shelter, so he was overlooked a lot.

After showing him outside in the play yard to a few families, they saw that he was a sweet, loving pup who just took time to trust people. A sweet family with kids came in and met the sweet pup. They had lost everything, along with their dog, in a house fire. They were now in a new place and looking to find a new family member, but still on a limited income at the time. So this grant helped a family and a dog who had lost everything find each other and rebuild a life together.

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