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York Adopt-A-Pet: Grant Report

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

The money was used for waived adoption fees for dogs and cats in the shelter.

This grant allowed us to increase our adoptions of harder-to-adopt cats and enabled us to adopt to people who would not have financially been able to adopt.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Eva was, we think, dumped at a rural home and brought to the shelter. We soon found out that she did not like living in our community room with the other cats, so she was put in a large kennel in our lobby, where she received much attention. Several times a day, she was allowed out of the kennel to roam the lobby, and every time, it took moving heaven and earth to get her back in the kennel; she was so happy being free. To our delight, her adoption day came with someone who could give her a home where she could roam wherever she wanted. There were other cats in the home, but we assumed that, with the space of an entire home, she would be fine. Well, not so much. Eva was brought back within two days: She wouldn’t let the other cats eat and she actually stalked and cornered them to the point that they hid in a safe place and would not come out. So we are now on a mission to find Eva a home where she will be the only cat and where she can do as she pleases 24/7. Since she has special needs and thanks to this grant, there will be no adoption fee for Eva. We know there is a home out there for her and our hope is that, with no adoption fee, that special person will walk through our doors. Meet Eva here.

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