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MSPCA at Nevins Farm: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

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

The money received through Sponsor a Pet helps us care for homeless animals who come to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm looking for a fresh start. We care for thousands of animals each year, from the smallest hamster to the largest horse. Same may be with us for only a short time before they are adopted, while others may wait years before finding a new home. We depend on the generosity of kind people and organizations like the Petfinder Foundation to provide the care needed while these animals are with us.

The Sponsor a Pet program helps fund our daily care for animals: providing food, shelter, and medical care for those who need us the most.

How many pets did this grant help?

It is hard to quantify the number of animals helped through the grant, as the funds are shared throughout the property. But it's safe to say that hundreds of animals have been impacted by the Petfinder Foundation!

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

Sophia arrived at the MSPCA at Nevins Farm in spring 2015, surrendered by her family because the other cats in the household bullied her. They hoped that through us she would find a better life. Unfortunately, we discovered that Sophia had feline leukemia, which meant that her life would be short — but that didn’t mean it couldn’t be happy! We set about to find her a home where she would be loved and cherished for whatever time she had left. Months passed by with very little interest in Sophia. As pretty and as sweet as she is, as soon as people heard her diagnosis, they moved on.

However, one day a kind woman arrived at Nevins asking specifically for Sophia. Sue and her husband had been monitoring Sophia via Petfinder. As days became months and Sophia’s posting kept showing up, Sue determined that Sophia must be waiting for them. She researched the disease, asked questions, and then finally came for Sophia. It was a love match right away, with not a dry eye in the adoption center as Sophia left for her new home.

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