Lexington Humane Society: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The $1,000 grant was used to help cover the medicating costs for 20 animals in our care. This includes vaccinations, parasite treatment and control, and testing.
Receiving $1,000 to help cover vet expenses during the initial stage of the pandemic was such a relief to our organization. With the closure and cancellation of fundraising events, our income will drop by $300,000 this year alone.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Nikita arrived at LHS in March as a scared, nervous girl. She stayed in the back of her cage and was shy with adopters who passed by her cage in our Adoption Center. When LHS closed to the public due to the pandemic, we sent as many animals into foster homes as possible, including Nikita. After a few months in her foster home, she began to feel safe and gain confidence. Nikita thrived! Her foster mom knew it was meant to be after their months of home-quarantining together and adopted her in July. Thanks to the grant, we were able to fund her continuing vet care over the five months she was in LHS’s care.