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Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

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

The money was used to pay the adoption fee for Abbey Road and Sgt. Pepper.

Abbey Road and Sgt. Pepper had been returned to us twice, once because the family was moving and the second time because they could not get along with the resident cat. Sgt. Pepper is very shy and does not do well in a shelter environment. They are both seniors and had to be adopted together. We were able to keep them in a foster home and advertise them as able to meet "by appointment only." The couple that ended up adopting them paid it forward and that helped us decrease the adoption fee for two other cats in our care.

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From the adopters: “Abbey and Pepper are settling in well, and much quicker than we ever expected. We brought them home the evening of May 13 and, much to our surprise and delight, the next morning they wanted to come out of their room and explore. Since then they have gotten more and more comfortable with us and we with them. They love to play with their cat catcher, run and jump, catch bugs, eat, sleep, look out the windows and be petted.

“Abbey loves to be petted and will come up beside you and tap your arm or leg with her paw to get your attention for petting or to snuggle up with you on the couch or bed. Pepper is still more reserved than Abbey but he is much more relaxed than he was two months ago. He will now lie next to you on the couch and let you pet him. They are such sweet kitties. They are pretty laid-back. They use the litter boxes and the scratching poles. And, most important, they have brought happiness back to a house that was very sad and empty since the sudden loss of our two beloved 13-year-old kitties early this year. It is heartwarming to see the bond between them.”

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