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Harbor Humane Society: Grant Report

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

To provide fee-waived adoptions for 80 cats.

This grant helped to subsidize the $25 adoption fee on 80 cats. Utilizing open adoptions, we found great homes for these cats, many whom had had long lengths of stay.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Casper originally came to Harbor Humane Society as a stray in 2016, and he was adopted soon after. Unfortunately, in June 2018, he ended up back at Harbor Humane Society due to a change in his owner’s lifestyle. Casper was somewhat territorial in his cage and would “attack” kennel staff when they tried to open the cage. We decided to see if Casper would act differently outside of that environment and he was put into office foster with our executive director and operations manager. Within a few hours, Casper showed his true nature. The staff took to calling him Caspuurrrr because of his loud purrs when he was pet. He loved hugs, playing, and sitting in the window sill. It was incredible to see his personality bloom. After 60 days of waiting for his home, he finally found the perfect match. Casper went home with another long-term resident cat and they are living a life filled with sunny windows, catnip, and ear scratches.

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