Neshama Animal Rescue: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
Because we are a 100% volunteer organization, all funds raised by Neshama Animal Rescue go towards the cost of our operations, which include veterinary care, food, litter, and supplies for our rescues. The COVID-19 grant helped us continue our work and was specifically put towards the cost of veterinary care for our rescues, including providing vaccinations, microchips, and spaying and neutering surgery.
The grant allowed us to pull more animals from our local shelter, which was being overrun due to COVID. A lot of other, larger rescues in our area slowed or stopped pulling from our shelter and so the burden fell to us and other rescues to pick up the slack. At the same time, fundraising from individual donors fell due to the economic uncertainty. We used the grant to help offset the cost of veterinary care for new animals.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Meet 4-year-old Ellen and her 1-year-old daughter Scarlett. This extremely bonded mother-daughter pair love to snuggle with each other and play together.
Ellen is a black-and-white Chihuahua mix. Scarlett, who is mixed with some sort of terrier, is mostly white, with tan ears and tan on her body. They are very bonded but love the attention and love of their foster family. Ellen and Scarlett were adopted together. They are young, sweet and full of life! They love taking walks, playing with toys, and snuggling on their dog beds in the living room while their foster family watches TV. These two were pulled from a local shelter and the COVID-19 grant helped supplement their veterinary care, including their spays.