Blue Earth Nicollet County Humane Society: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The grant that was awarded was used to help provide food for our animals with limited donations coming in during the pandemic. We were able to purchase food for our shelves to sustain our animals for over two months because of the grant.
This grant helped our food shelf stay full and lessen our stress about the lost income because of canceled fundraisers and lower donations than expected during this time. We provided over two months of food for the animals in our care at the shelter and in our foster program.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
While they are here at the shelter, we provide the best care possible to our animals, even those who are in need of special food and extra care. We have been able to continue to provide that care because of this grant. One animal who needed special attention was Nola, a very high-energy dog who needs a specific food to maintain her weight. We needed to buy Purina Pro Plan Sport because of the 28% protein and 16% fat content that the vet recommended. We found a really good price on the bags (since she is the only one on it) and were able to get her a three-month supply of the food! She is a wonderful dog and was able to maintain her weight and eventually gain a few pounds.
Nola is still here, but with any luck she will be going home very soon to a family (we have appointments for her this week and next). You can meet Nola here.