Eden Animal Haven: Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The grant money was used to cover the adoption fee for 11-year-old Alexandra and and the cost of her monthly cortisone injections to help with the arthritis in her hips.
Without a doubt, this grant helped Alexandra find her adoptive home. She had been in our care for four months with no one interested in adopting her due to her being a senior cat with arthritis. Within days of us promoting her story and the Petfinder Foundation grant, she was adopted! Not only that, but due to the savings, her best friend (Fancy) was adopted with her! This then freed up space for us to rescue two other senior cats. :-) So even though this grant was applied directly to Alexandra, three other cats were indirectly helped through that!
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Shortly after we got the news that we’d qualified for the Senior Pet Adoption Grant, we took Alexandra on our local news station to share about her and the Petfinder Foundation grant that would cover her arthritis treatments for life. We also promoted the TV segment through social media. You can see the video here.
A few days later, we were contacted by a young lady who worked for the news station and had seen Alexandra’s story. She had recently moved to our area and was wanting a cat companion to share her apartment with. She fell in love with Alexandra’s adorable face and story. Due to her new job and limited income, she was overjoyed to hear that Alexandra’s arthritis treatments would be covered, as well as her adoption fee! Due to this great savings, she was also able to adopt Alexandra’s best friend, Fancy! Now Alexandra and Fancy are enjoying their lives together with their new mom (second photo) thanks to the Petfinder Foundation!