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Animal Protective Association of Missouri: Purina Consider A Shelter Pet Grant Report

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

The $7,700 we received from the Petfinder Foundation was used for medical costs associated with preparing pets for adoption, including spay/neuter, vaccinations and microchips.

Every pet adopted from the APA is spayed/neutered, vaccinated, provided with flea and heartworm preventative and microchipped. The adoption fee we charge our adopters does not cover all of these costs. The $7,700 we received helped us cover some of our adoption-preparation costs.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Glynn was brought to the APA from the Fulton County Missouri Animal Shelter as part of our Transfer Program on Sept. 14, 2017. Upon intake, Glynn was dewormed, heartworm-tested, and given Advantage Multi as well as a DHLPP and rabies vaccination. Glynn was neutered on Sept. 21. He was now ready to find a family to call his own!

On Sept. 29, a previous adopter came to the APA looking for a companion for their dogs. Glynn was a little shy and our adoption counselors knew that another dog in the household would probably help his confidence. The family met with him and it was a love match — for the humans and the dogs! Glynn was adopted during the Consider A Shelter Pet Campaign, so Purina covered the first $50 of his adoption fee!

Glynn’s new family said it took a couple weeks for him to really come out of his shell, but he has adjusted really well. They can’t imagine life with out him! Glynn is all the way to the left in the attached picture.

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