Grassroots Animal Rescue of Mississippi, Inc.: Purina ONE Adoption Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The Purina ONE Adoption grant allowed us to offer reduced adoption fees, which increased the number of adoptions we had. All of our funding comes from donations and adoption fees, so we have not been able to offer reduced adoption fees in the past. With this grant, we were able to offset the fees we didn't take in via adoption fees, so we were able to offer reduced fees and stay operational.
We used this funding to pay for veterinary care for our adoptable animals, including spay/neuter surgeries, necessary medications, and some Immiticide treatments. Without this veterinary care, our animals would not be ready to be adopted into forever homes.
We used this funding to pay for veterinary care for our adoptable animals, including spay/neuter surgeries, necessary medications, and some Immiticide treatments. Without this veterinary care, our animals would not be ready to be adopted into forever homes. For example, Wrinkles is a great, fun-loving boxer mix who came to our rescue heartworm-positive. Before he could be listed for adoption, we had to treat his heartworm disease, which is costly but was necessary to save his life. Wrinkles's heartworm treatment was successful, and now he's ready to be adopted!
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Wrinkles is a young boxer mix who came to us from [an open-admission] shelter in North Mississippi. This particular shelter is in a county that has breed-specific regulations in place, so the shelter does not adopt bully breeds to the general public. Bully breeds that are not taken in by rescue groups are euthanized if not reclaimed by owners. So, although Wrinkles has a great personality, he was scheduled to be euthanized simply to due his breed mix. We rescued Wrinkles and put him in a foster home. With funding from the grant, we were able to fund Immiticide treatment for Wrinkles’s heartworm disease. His treatment was successful, and after being on crate rest for one month in his foster home, he’s now back to his normal, happy-go-lucky self! Wrinkles is still waiting for his perfect forever home, which would have a big fenced-in backyard as well as other dogs or kids to play with. Wrinkles loves to play with toys, especially sticks and rope toys. He is potty-trained, crate-trained, walks well on leash, and is very friendly and energetic. He would love to go jogging or hiking with his new family too! Meet Wrinkles: www.petfinder.com/petdetail/34330554