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 was used for the APA Transfer Program, which transfers pets to our shelter from higher-euthanizing facilities.
This grant helped us transfer a total of 1,024 pets to our shelter in 2015 and give them a second chance at finding forever homes.
How many pets did this grant help?
This grant helped 144 animals in the month of December and 1,024 animals total in 2015.
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
In December, a rescue group in Phoenix reached out to us to help them with some Chihuahuas that they were having a hard time finding homes for. They had more Chihuahuas than adopters. So on Dec. 6, 2015, the APA received 25 adult Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes from HALO Rescue in Phoenix, AZ. They ranged in age from 6 months to 10 years old. When they first arrived, they were a little rattled from the plane ride, but all very sweet and adorable. Out of the 25, two were extremely timid and we found rescue groups that were able to foster them in homes until they find their forever families. The remaining 23 were all adopted within the next 14 days! The APA was very proud to be able to assist 19 shelters/rescue groups in 2015 and 1,024 pets.