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Humane Society of Kandiyohi & Meeker Counties: Petfinder 20th Anniversary Grant Report

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

The $10,000 20th Anniversary Grant was a very nice surprise for our organization. In 2016, 1,567 animals came through our shelter doors. While some came in in pretty good shape, there were those who needed extra medical attention. The money was used to help care for those with special needs and to help us with pets coming into the shelter in 2017 with special needs. Whether it was a surgery to correct a medical abnormality or medication for a medical condition, we work very hard at "fixing" an animal up so that its quality of life is improved.

In 2016 we incurred an additional $7,247 in fees for animals who needed extra medical care. We had a dog whom we treated for parvovirus. One dog needed to be hospitalized for canine distemper. We repaired a torn ligament (ACL) on a larger dog. We treated several for skin conditions and other maladies. While we do not know what 2017 will bring, just having the extra money will help us help them.

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

Murphy the bulldog (first photo) came in with severe skin issues. He was placed on an expensive medication. He did get adopted and his new owner continues to give him his medications. He is a great pet!

Elora (second photo) was treated for parvovirus. At our last check, she is doing very well with her young family. Barron, a yellow Lab who passed all of the tests for being a therapy dog, but failed the medical portion due to his bad knee/torn ACL, did go on to be a therapy dog and visits with local veterans.

Betty, a young female pit bull terrier (third photo), is in a foster home. She is on special medication for her skin allergies. She is on Petfinder and is currently looking for her forever home. Meet Betty:

Eleven and her baby kittens are currently in foster care. They are being treated for coccidia and are on their way to becoming great pets.

THANK YOU SO MUCH for helping us help them!

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