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Humane Society Adoption Center of Monroe: Bissell Rescue U Grant Report

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

This grant is being used in an ongoing project to remodel our puppy area.

Our puppy area has inadequate fencing that is both too short and allows direct dog-to-dog contact between kennels. Upon completion of this project, not only will the fencing be higher and spaced appropriately to prevent dog-to-dog contact, it will also expand the area by three kennels.

How many pets did this grant help?

Thanks to this grant, upon completion our project will immediately benefit seven puppies as well as countless other puppies who will be housed in this area in the future.

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

Cheyenne is a hound mix puppy who was born into the unfortunate circumstance of [an open-admission] shelter. Scheduled to be euthanized within 12 hours, she was pulled into our no kill-shelter and is now housed in the area being renovated. As she grows, the higher fencing will be secure enough to keep her safely inside her area.

Emma, Sage, and Jade are a family of puppies who did not get the benefit of immunity-granting mother’s milk in their youth. Now immunocompromised, for their own safety they require housing separate from other puppies to avoid contact with germs which, although harmless to healthy puppies, could wreak havoc on their fragile bodies. Upon completion of our ongoing renovations in this area, prevention of dog-to-dog contact will be a lifesaving measure for these three puppies — a measure we could not take without the grant provided by Bissell. Although it is a complex, multi-phase project, it is far enough along that this cushion of space has been provided for these puppies.

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