I Heart Dogs Rescue and Animal Haven: Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The money was used for a year’s worth of insulin and needles for a diabetic senior dog.
This grant helped a diabetic senior dog be more adoptable because a year’s worth of her necessary medication was paid for.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Tiny is a senior miniature-pincher mix who spent 134 days in the rescue before finding her forever home. She was originally adopted shortly after she got to us from a shelter in Kentucky, but was returned after she was diagnosed diabetic. She LOVES everyone and had experience living in a home, but people were consistently deterred from adopting her because of her health and medical expenses.
I had personally worked with adopters Terry and Fran and had them meet numerous dogs, but they weren’t connecting with any of them. On a whim, we gave Tiny a shot with them (even though she was not much of what they’d said they wanted). It was love at first sight! Not only is she extremely loved and in a home, but the cost of her insulin and syringes are not a burden on her amazing adopters for a year.