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Franklin County Humane Society: Purina Consider A Shelter Pet Grant Report

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

This grant offset part of our adoption fee and may have encouraged adopters to consider shelter pets they would have otherwise overlooked. These fees are used for basic operations in a shelter that struggles to make ends meet.

The offer of dollars toward the adoption fees for these animals encouraged adopters to complete the process on-site and helped free up space in our shelter for more incoming animals. As an open-admission shelter, we are constantly in need of space for animals brought in by law enforcement or the public. Due to our location in a rural county, we have an abundance of cats, and the grant money hopefully encouraged more feline adoptions during the timeframe of the grant offer.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Callie was a middle-aged mixed-breed girl adopted the day of the Better Together Adoption Event at the Soulard Market Park. She had been surrendered due to her owner’s inability for continue to care of her; she was somewhat overwhelmed by the shelter environment and was adopted, by an older gentleman looking for a lap dog, within the first half hour of the event! Last I saw, she was happily riding around in his arms as he toured the rest of the event and has reportedly been doing very well in her new home ever since!

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