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Northeast Animal Shelter: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

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

General operation expenses

For a period of two months, Northeast Animal Shelter chose to close for the safety of our staff, volunteers and the public. During that time, we halted our transport and adoption programs, which resulted in a considerable loss of revenue. Grants like the one from the Petfinder Foundation will help NEAS close our income gap during these challenging times.

How many pets did this grant help?

Based on an average daily cost of care per pet of $9.50, the Petfinder Foundation grant covered daily expenses for 105 pets, the majority of whom had been placed in foster homes until the shelter reopened.

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

Four newborn kittens — Hamish, Agnes, Harriet and Lottie — were discovered at a construction site in Lynn after they fell through the ceiling while the workers were demolishing the building. Unfortunately, the mom was nowhere to be seen and could not be found. The workers brought the kittens to Northeast Animal Shelter. The staff stayed late at night to take them in, then quickly found an experienced foster home to care for these bottle babies, who needed to be fed every two hours.

When they were old enough, all four quickly found forever homes and George and Agnes were adopted out together!

These kittens are just one example of the many pets who have been rescued by NEAS and were able to receive the care they needed thanks to your support.

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