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Lenawee Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

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

This grant allowed us to lower the adoption fee on one of our long-term resident cats.

By allowing us to lower the adoption fee on one of our long-term cats, we were able to spotlight him and encourage adopters to pick a cat they normally wouldn't consider. By lowering adoption fees and promoting specials, we are able to bring in new adopters who may not have opted to adopt in the past, thus increasing our adoptions and saving more animals.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Lincoln, a 4-month-old black kitten, was the kitten specifically helped by this grant. He had been with us since he was just several weeks old. Unfortunately, his litter arrived with severe upper respiratory infections, and after weeks of medical treatments and antibiotics, Lincoln missed his chance at the adoption floor while he was a “cute” kitten. Adopters came in looking for really young kittens or older adults — never the awkward teenagers. Lincoln wasn’t a flashy cat due to his black coat, but he was one of our sweetest! We reduced his adoption fee with the help of our Sponsor A Pet grant, spotlighted him, and within a couple of days his new owner came across him and immediately adopted him. We couldn’t have asked for a better ending!

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