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Ingham County Animal Control: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

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

These funds were used to help subsidize discounted adoption specials.

The specials that were run when the shelter was extremely full and needed to have a major adoption increase. This continued our long-term goal of not having to euthanize adoptable pets for space.

How many pets did this grant help?

The $67.50 received would have covered the adoption fees on two animals.

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

Prissy was one of the cats adopted during our summer adoption special. Cat adoption fees were reduced by 75% due to the generosity of donors, including those who gave through the Sponsor a Pet program. Prissy was a well-known cat at the shelter due to her being extremely talkative. And by talkative, I mean she yowled and meowed and yipped and squeaked. All. The. Time. You couldn’t ignore her, that’s for sure. When you went into our colony cat room, she would follow you around, talking the whole time, weaving in and out of your legs. I think she may have been so talkative, it scared adopters away. Except one. When Lidia came in, Prissy spoke to her, literally and figuratively. They talked to each other back and forth in the cat room for a solid hour before Lidia came out and said she just HAD to have that cat. And with the help of the discounted adoption fee, Lidia was able to make sure she picked up all of Prissy’s favorite things that day, too.

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