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Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland: Shelter+ Challenge Grant Report

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

Medical exams, medications, diagnostic testing, vaccinations, spays and neuters as well as prescription food for animals and basic shelter supplies for cleaning.

With the shelter challenge we are able to provide shelter, medical care, and food for 4,000 animals each year. We are very proud of our organization, we take a holistic approach in our shelter model and we provide exemplary treatment and care to all animals. Additionally, our low euthanasia rate and high adoption rating for the past three years are two components of our individual advocacy efforts that set the standard of care in our facility.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

TitanrnThe Caddell family has helped us by providing a loving home to rabbits that had special needs. We received several rabbits from one of the neighboring islands in Casco Bay. All of the rabbits needed to be spayed or neutered and learn socialization skills. The Caddell’s opened their home and adopted Titan….a match was made. — “Titan IS an incredible bunny!! We love him so much! My daughter Jade, and Titan make the best of friends! Thank you so much for all of your help these last few months, and introducing us to the newest member of our family!” – Lexie CaddellrnrnCashrnCash, a 6 Year-Old Neutered Yellow Lab Mix, was on the shy side but he slowly learned how to trust new people thanks to the dedication of the canine team. Because of this he had a much longer stay with us than we had hoped. The canine team and volunteers worked with him and new he needed a special home – a home where he could have his space and one where he would be given the time to adjust and feel secure. All he needed was patience and love! Cash is now king of his castle and loving life with his new family, who now reside in Massachusetts.

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