Piedmont Pound Paws, Inc.: Kia Pet Adoption Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
We have been able to adopt out nine cats, which is more than expected. We have had a terrible time getting adoptions.
ALL of our cats have either come from the local [open-admission] pound or were dumped in the same southeast Missouri rural area. After filling up fosters beyond their limits, there has been no more room for more. The adoptions have helped considerably. Hopefully we can continue to adopt out cats at at least half the usual adoption fee until we are at a more workable level.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Gingie is a gorgeous orange tabby who was one of the many kittens brought to the local [open-admission] pound and he was the smallest of several at the time. He required extra TLC.
Piedmont Pound Paws, Inc. Rescue was able to pull him and the others and get them all vetted and ready to adopt; however, the area surrounding the rescue is just not the place to adopt out ANY pets at all, due to the extremely low income of most locals. Those who are not low-income already have a max amount of pets from a continuous flow of unwanted pets being dumped on them. Adoptions from rescues are just not the thing to do when there are all kinds of free pets available.
The Kia Pet Adoption Grant sparked motivation to change the location of our adoption events to an area where free adoption fees were valued and adopters were appreciative of the good deal.
We could have chosen almost any of our rescues as the focus of this promotion, but we chose Gingie because of his length of stay in the rescue, his smallness when rescued, and how beautiful he’d become.
The wait was worth it and the grant made it happen. Gingie is now best friends with another cat who could be his twin and the adopter is very pleased with her adoption. It could not have been a better place for Gingie to make his home.