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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?

The grant money was used for the APA's Pet Transfer Program.

This grant allows the APA to transfer animals in from other shelters. The money is used to pay for housing, vaccinations, spay/neuter surgeries and preventative medications for the transfer animals. This grant is not only helping the APA, but the over-crowded shelters we are transferring from.

How many pets did this grant help?

In October, the grant helped 94 animals.

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

Athena, a 3-year-old Jack Russell mix, came to the APA as a transfer from a rural shelter in Missouri on Oct. 13, 2015. Athena was extremely shy and nervous when she arrived at the APA. She had probably been in a few households and at least one other shelter before she arrived at our shelter. The staff at the APA took things slow with her. She was given some extra TLC and hung out in the offices with the back staff before we placed her up for adoption. She slowly began trusting people and loved snuggling in laps. On Oct. 30, a nice woman came to the APA looking for a small lap dog that was already housetrained. One of our adoption counselors thought Athena would be the perfect fit. The woman fell in love, but wanted to sleep on it before she made a final decision. The same woman showed up at 10 a.m. the next morning and said she could not stop thinking about Athena and had to have her! Athena is continuing to come out of her shell in her new home and is doing wonderfully!

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