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SPCA of Hancock County: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

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

The money we received in March for the Sponsor A Pet program was used to support the care of the dogs and cats at our shelter.

The Sponsor A Pet program helped us with the cost of care for animals at our facility, and is also generating more interest in adoptions and donations from our online followers. March was the first month our shelter participated in the Sponsor A Pet program, and we are pleased that our community is so eager to sponsor our adoptable animals! The response we've seen so far is very encouraging, and we are delighted to be part of this program.

How many pets did this grant help?

Four pets received sponsorships in March

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

We have a very special pair of dogs named Jemma and Layla available for adoption at the SPCA HC. These two dogs grew up in the same home, and although they aren’t biologically related, they are definitely “sisters from another mother.” These two are inseparable, and although it takes more time to find a home ready to adopt two dogs, we know we need to keep this bonded pair together. They’ve been looking for a home since September, and some of our Facebook fans have been following them right from the start. As soon as we posted the Sponsor a Pet link to Jemma’s Petfinder listing, we received a sponsorship for her! Jemma and Layla are still looking for a home. Meet them:

Lord Butterworth (second photo) is a 2-year-old cat who came to us from an overcrowded house with many of his siblings and children. He is a darling cat who loves to sit in the window and watch the birds. Lord Butterworth is stressed here at the shelter, and has been overgrooming (licking his fur too much so that he gets hot spots). We used the funds from the sponsorship we received to defray the cost of a trip to the vet to get him some medicine to help resolve his skin situation. We still think the best cure would be for someone to adopt him so that his stress levels go down and he’s able to stop overgrooming. Meet him:

MJ the cat (third photo) received a sponsorship and was promptly adopted! Hooray MJ!

Liam the cat (fourth photo) is still looking for a home. He is a great big love who gets along with every cat he meets, whether they are a rampaging kitten or curmudgeonly senior. He received a sponsorship from one of his fans, which will go toward the cost of his care while he continues to search for a home of his own. Meet him:

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