Animal Aid of Branch County: Kia Pet Adoption Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
To date, this grant has covered the entire adoption fees for five dogs in need ($250 x 5 = $1250).
We receive dogs and cats into our program on a weekly basis. Many have medical conditions and are hard to place. The following cats and dogs will benefit from this grant as they await the perfect homes.
Jack, who has chronic urinary issues requiring special food and meds, and Gumdrop and Dory, who are seniors. Plus we will reduce the adoption fee by 50% for any cat over 2 years old who has been in our program more than nine months.
Blue Bunny is a pit bull/Staffordshire terrier mix who was found very pregnant. She had 11 pups, of which six survived, five days after coming to AABC. She also had a large mammary mass that we had removed. The mass was cancerous and there is a 50/50 chance of it returning or having already spread.
Buttercup is a tiny, fluffy dog found in a swamp; she was a matted, dirty mess. She had three mammary lumps removed that were cancerous; there is also a 50/50 chance of their returning or having already spread.
Hazel is a senior beagle with numerous lumps that are believed to be non-cancerous.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Cookie (first photo) is a pit bull surrendered by her owner, who had lost her home. AABC had no foster space available, so we paid to board her in a kennel. A great family saw her post and happily adopted her straight from boarding.
Max (second photo) is a 6-year-old German shepherd who is older but very active! He lost his home due to a domestic-violence situation. He was adopted by an active and patient family.
Karma (third photo), a pug mix, also found a loving home.
Oz (fourth photo), a border collie/pit bull, is very energetic and stubborn. He was adopted by a very patient and understanding family with active kids.
Annabelle is a pit bull who was found very pregnant and had 11 puppies just a week after coming into our program. After the puppies were 8 weeks old and ready for their own homes, Annabelle was adopted to an amputee as a companion and support dog.
All these dogs found good homes because of this grant, which enabled us to waive adoption fees and allowed their new owners to keep their funds for routine veterinary care and food in these tough economic conditions. THANK YOU!