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Souris Valley Animal Shelter: Shelter+ Challenge Grant Report

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

Our $1,000 grant from the Petfinder Foundation was used towards our Spay/Neuter Assistance program. Souris Valley Animal Shelter provides certificates to adopters and members of the community who wish to get their pet spayed or neutered. The grant funds were put towards this very important program!

The grant helped the shelter by providing funds necessary to aid in our Spay/Neuter Assistance program. We have many pets that are in our care and it is our policy that when they are adopted they must spayed/neutered within 30 days of their adoption. SVAS recognizes that this can be a costly procedure and tries to assist clients when possible. This grant has aided us in financially assisting almost 100 people to get their pet spayed/neutered.

How many pets did this grant help?

This grant helped about 100 animals!

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

Three pets that were helped by this grant are Spark (pictured), Delaney and MacGregor! All wonderful animals that have been adopted within the past few weeks here at the shelter, and all have been spayed/neutered through our assistance program. As a non-profit organization, we are always so grateful for any funds that come into the shelter, we are always especially excited when we, too, get to give back to the community and to those who are looking to do the right thing. So in many ways, this Grant was a “pay-it-forward” fund — the Petfinder Foundation helped us, so that we can in turn help animals and help those who love them just as much as we do! Thank you!

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