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Creatures By Theresa: Grant Report

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

The money was used to help reduce or eliminate the fees for our homeless pets to help them find new homes in the new year.

We provided medical care for a few and spayed a couple of rabbits. Also provided regular husbandry items such as shavings, toys, hide boxes and more. And great vegetables and food. We were able to get the fuel we needed to pick up animals around the area.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

We have found 45 animals new great homes since March 10, 2018. We do have a few more who need homes, but we will get homes for them. Thunder the rat (first photo) was found running the streets in Kansas City, MO. He was loose out in terrible storms that we were having. He was caught by some good Samaritans, and they kept him until we could pick him up. Thunder was very scared, shy, skinny and dirty. We gave him a safe place to stay and he still wanted nothing to do with us. Feeding him and picking up and talking to him got him out of his funk, and he now lives the life of luxury with a new pet mom.

Mossie (second photo) was a beautiful ball python who came to us not eating. She had an upper-respiratory infection. Several trips to vet and injections later, she started acting better, then shed, and once we got her eating well, she came around. Mossie was very friendly and didn’t mind being held. Once she got a little weight back on her, she found a great home.

Emma the bearded dragon (third photo) has been adopted.

With a few more dollars left, we will be able to continue to help at least 25 more pets. We had a special: adopt one rat, get the other free, with a reduced fee of $5. Rats found great homes. We had great opportunities with this grant and we thank the Petfinder Foundation for making it happen.

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