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Animal Protective Association of Missouri: Pet Transfer Program Grant Report

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

**NOTE: This grant was made possible in part by a donation from Beggin’.**
Pet Transfer Program

During the month of September 2015, this grant helped us transfer 106 dogs into our care at the APA. 66 of those dogs have already found forever families.

How many pets did this grant help?

So far in 2015 this grant has helped 715 animals.

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

D.J. was a sweet and happy dog who was brought to the APA Adoption Center as a part of our Pet Transfer Program. He arrived at the shelter on Aug. 6, 2015, a little shy, but very loving. He was placed on the surgery schedule a couple days later to be neutered and placed up for adoption on Aug. 12, 2015. D.J. had a couple visits with potential adopters, but for one reason or another, it was just not a right fit for him or the family. The shelter staff knew that the right family for D.J. was out there — we just had to be patient.

Finally, on Sept. 20, 2015, a family came to the shelter hoping to find a companion for the humans as well as their dog, Bowser. They brought Bowser along with them to meet potential playmates. They asked to see D.J. and it was an instant connection for the whole family, including Bowser.

D.J., now known as DK, and Bowser love playing together at home and do everything together! DK’s family says they are so in love with him and that “he is the best cuddler ever!”

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