Scott County Humane Society: Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
Use to pay vet bills for adult cats who were adopted for a reduced fee of $10. The grant funds went to pay for spay/neuter and vaccinations.
It helped us boost adoptions for 13 adult cats in our care, who are more difficult to place during kitten season as there are so many cute kittens available for adoption. Nine of the cats adopted were female and three were male. Five of the females were mom cats who were spayed and adopted after their kittens were weaned. One of the male cats was FIV-positive. Another male cat name Dude was recovering from chemical burns on his back.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Pocahontas came into our care from the local shelter on May 5, 2020, as she was very pregnant. Five days later, she gave birth to six kittens. She then broke with ringworm and coccidia and all six kittens developed both conditions. With lots of TLC, all the kittens survived and after several months in our care, Pocahontas and all the kittens were eventually cleared of both ringworm and coccidia. While the kittens were then quickly adopted, Pocahantas was on the shy side and and still had not been adopted by Oct. 1. With the $10 adoption fee, she finally found her forever home and was adopted on Oct. 10.