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Animal Welfare Society: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

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

The COVID-19 operations grant was used to support animals that we received from our transport partners. More specifically, it was used to provide spay/neuter surgeries, vaccines and adoption readiness for these puppies and kittens that have recently arrived.

During the months of March through July, we were unable to accept transport animals from our partners in the southern United States due to COVID-19 shutdowns. This major stoppage caused a backlog of animals in desperate need of lifesaving transport. Once we were able to begin accepting these animals again, we needed to move quickly and efficiently to get as many as possible into our care.

How many pets did this grant help?

15

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

Nita arrived at AWS from a transport partner in Georgia. She had been living on a property where the owner was moving and wanted all of the “stray” dogs and puppies gone. The puppies were never fed by the property owner, and many had resorted to killing chickens and cats for food. Nita even lost his paw from the neglectful situation.

With hard work and patience, Nita arrived in Maine and has gone on to his new home, where he is a loved and cherished family member.

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