Furever Home: Senior Pet Adoption Grants

What was the money or product used for?

The funding received is being used for potential adopters to offset Barry’s adoption fee and to purchase food, litter, and other items needed to set up a new cat, as well offsetting some of his ongoing medical costs, such as monthly depo shots for gingivitis-related ulcers in his mouth related to his FIV status.

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

Finding a home for a senior, FeLV- and FIV-positive cat requiring ongoing medical treatment is no easy task. Let’s face it, adopters’ largest fear is cost. Utilizing the grant, we can offer to offset these expenses, making Barry’s adoption more likely. As much as we love Barry and would allow him here furever, every adoption frees up resources, both physical and fiscal, so that we can help another needy cat.

How many pets did this grant help?

Two: Directly, Barry, but indirectly, Barry’s replacement.

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

Barry is a very special boy who’s had a rough life. This senior, FeLV- and FIV-positive boy found himself at a very crowded shelter with little hope. We are grateful we were able to pull him into our program. This grant will go a long way toward offsetting the financial concerns many have associated with the prospect of adopting a senior cat. Barry has not been adopted yet, but we’re hopeful! His Petfinder page is here.

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