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York Adopt-A-Pet: Kia Pet Adoption Grant Report

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

York Adopt-A-Pet has several cats and dogs who are senior or special-needs pets, which are harder to adopt. This grant has made it possible for several of them to be adopted, and those remaining to be adopted in the near future, with no adoption fee for approved adopters. These pets can be overlooked, and when the perfect home is found for them, being able to offer them at no adoption fee makes it possible for them to go to their forever homes.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Swede was found injured in the country in April 2021. No one in the area claimed him, so we could only assume he had been dumped. His injury was treated and he soon became a volunteer favorite.

Unfortunately, we soon learned that Swede did not like the company of other cats and would attack them with no hesitation. Our main cat area is open so the cats can roam, play, and relax at their leisure. To our dismay, Swede would not behave, so we had no choice but to keep him in a kennel, letting him out daily to roam in the hallway.

After several weeks, Swede became very depressed and, thankfully, our shelter manager offered to take him home to foster. He had a sunroom all to himself, which made him very happy.

We received an application from a couple looking for an adult cat who loved attention and would be happy as an only cat. Swede was the perfect match for them. He returned to the shelter to meet his potential family and it was love at first sight.

The icing on the cake was that, thanks to the Kia Pet Adoption Grant, we could adopt him with no adoption fee. Many happy days are ahead for our boy Swede.

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