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Days End Farm Horse Rescue: Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant Report

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

The funds have not yet been spent. They will be used to find a second-chance home for Gypsy, a senior horse currently being evaluated.

Once a home is found for Gypsy, we will have an opening to take in another rescue horse.

How many pets did this grant help?

It will ultimately help two horses: Gypsy and another that we are able to take in once space is available.

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

Gypsy’s Good Groove (“Gypsy”), approximately 25 years old, is a Hackney-type pony who arrived at DEFHR for rehabilitation in November 2018 from West Virginia, where she had been a stray for several years. She is a senior with Cushing’s disease, requiring medication to manage it, as well as special feed to help her maintain a healthy weight and optimum wellness. Gypsy is currently undergoing evaluation. As soon as she is ready for adoption, her marketing campaign will be launched, including letting prospective adopters know that the Petfinder Foundation grant will help with the adoption/guardian fee, transport to the second-chance home, and one year’s medication and feed. Please see budget below:
Guardian fee – $100
Transportation to guardian home – $160
Cushing’s disease medication – $280
Specialty feed (senior) – $460
TOTAL: $1,000

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