M&M's Fur-Ever Furbabies: Purina One Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant

What was the money or product used for?

Funding was used to promote the adoption of a senior rescue pet in need of re-homing. The grant allowed us to offset the adoption fee and provide the family that adopted the pet with a variety of cost savings to help with the responsibilities of an aging pet.

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

The grant provided our senior pet his chance at finding the loving family and forever home he deserved. Funding provided our organization with the ability to not only offset the cost of adoption but also allowed us to assist the family with providing Old Man his needed medications, vet appointments, and more for up to one year post adoption. Without help from the Petfinder Foundation and Purina ONE, Old Man may have never found his forever home, where he can rest peacefully for the remainder of his golden years surrounded by those who love him most. This senior-pets grant opportunity gave our senior pet his second chance at living his life full of love that we had been trying to find for him alone without success.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Old Man came to our rescue as an abandoned and injured senior back in 2019. After months of searching for his owners with no luck, we finally listed him for adoption, but were not surprised to have limited inquiries due to the stigma or costs associated with owning an elderly or aging pet. Desperate to find him the loving home he so deserved and yearned for, we took the chance and applied for the Purina ONE Senior Pet Adoption Assistance grant, which we were awarded. It allowed us to offer a waived adoption fee, and provide one year’s worth of medications, food and more as an added benefit to the family that was interested in adopting Old Man. Shortly after posting the new ad, we were pleased to have a variety of inquiries, which led to him successfully finding the forever home and love he deserved.

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