Central Missouri Humane Society: COVID-19 Operation Grant

What was the money or product used for?

The funds from this grant went towards supporting our foster-care program. Funds were used to cover the cost of vaccinations, medications, and foster supplies such as food, bedding, bowls, leashes, collars, crates, etc.

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

When the pandemic hit, we had to make changes to our operations to make sure we would still be able to serve our community. We did a big push to get as many animals out to foster care as possible. Since more people were home due to the quarantine, we had a huge response and dozens of animals went to foster homes in just a few days! With our limited staff having to work in teams, it was so important to get as many animals out of the shelter as possible. This grant helped make it possible for us to send animals out to foster homes and provide our foster parents with everything they need to set their animals up for success! As a private non-profit that receives no funding from any national humane organizations and relies primarily on private donations, grants like this make a huge difference for us and make a meaningful and lasting impact on our animals!

How many pets did this grant help?

25

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

Precious was brought to us by a good Samaritan who found her lying in a grocery store parking lot. She was so matted, she was unable to walk or move her limbs. At first, we weren’t even sure she was a dog. After a medical evaluation, we discovered that her hair had matted so badly around her limbs that they had fractured.

She was immediately sent to foster care, where we could work on fattening her up and healing her infected skin. Unfortunately, she will never be able to walk on her own. Her foster had fallen completely in love with her and is giving her all the love and attention she deserves. She has been treated for all of her medical issues and is doing so much better. She even has her own Facebook page! We have received a couple of applications to adopt her and are working to find the perfect match!

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