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PawPrints Animal Rescue: Grant Report

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

The grant was used to reduce the adoption fees of some of our harder-to-adopt animals: seniors, adult cats, bonded pairs and those who could have long-term medical needs and those who had been in our care for a very long time.

Because of the ability to reduce our adoption fees, five animals in our care have found their forever homes!

How many pets did this grant help?


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

When you take in a senior, blind, deaf, sick dog, there is a real chance he may never find his forever home, but that’s okay with us at PawPrints. We are willing to wait as long as it takes — or even forever, if that’s how things are meant to be. Senior dogs are hard enough to find homes for, but when they have all the other issues Gilbert has, it can seem like an impossible feat. All of this did not sway his foster mom from saying, “I want to foster this old man; I want to help make him well and feel loved again.” And that’s exactly what his foster mom did. These before and after pictures can attest to that.

Gilbert is completely and utterly devoted to his foster mom. He follows her from room to room; he waits for her if she leaves the house, standing at the door just waiting for her to return. Gilbert and his foster mom have a very special bond. It could be because Gilbert is just so grateful for the love and kindness she has shown him all these months, maybe the first love and kindness he’s received in a very long time or even forever.

So when we can say that Gilbert has been in his forever home all along, with the person whom his entire world revolves around, it is the absolute best feeling in the world! Our very special old man Gilbert is going to spend the rest of his life with his foster mom — Gilbert is officially adopted!
Happy adoption, Gilbert. You are forever where you were meant to be all along ????

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