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Friends of Michigan Animals Rescue: Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant Report

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

The money was used to sponsor the adoption fees of some of our senior animals. Approved families did not have to pay the fees, encouraging them to give senior pets the opportunity of a forever family.

This grant helped FMAR receive more interest from the community in adopting and helping senior pets in need. Three of our senior pets were able to be adopted into loving families. Oftentimes, when considering taking home a senior pet, people are hesitant due to potential medical bills. Having a sponsored adoption fee helps adopting families save up for these other costs.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

First adopted out was O’Malley (first photo), a chunky senior kitty who was found a stray. He stayed at the shelter for a few months before finding the perfect family. Because his adoption fee was sponsored, his new family was able to take the extra step to get O’Malley the special diet he needed to help him shed some pounds! O’Malley’s total adoption fee would’ve been $120.

Next was a very old Yorkie named Kane (second photo). He came in needing to recover from kidney stones and needing urgent dental care. After we got him fixed up, he was able to find an amazing family who were thrilled to have his $300 adoption fee sponsored.

Last to get adopted was a very long-term resident named Shadow (third photo). She is a beautiful long-haired tabby cat who found a family with another senior kitty for her to snuggle up with. Shadow’s $80 adoption fee was sponsored by the Petfinder Foundation Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant.

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