York Adopt-A-Pet: Cat Chow Building Better Lives Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The money enabled YAAP to waive or reduce adoption fees for cats in our shelter.
Our adoption numbers were at an all-time high in December because we were able to waive adoption fees to adopters that would otherwise not be able to afford the adoption fee. We were also able to offer 2-for-1 adoptions to families that wished to adopt two cats.
How many pets did this grant help?
21 to date
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Phyllis had great loss in 2014. She tragically lost her daughter, two of her sisters and her beloved cat. Phyllis’s therapist suggested she adopt a cat and sent a letter to her apartment complex asking that she be able to do so. Phyllis’s daughter had been a YAAP volunteer prior to her death and she had picked out a cat (Buffy) that she felt would fit perfectly for her. When Phyllis came to YAAP, she fell in love with Buffy but also Nova. Because of this Purina grant, we were able to place both cats in Phyllis’s home at no cost to her. Thank you for helping us make Phyllis’s life a little brighter and giving us the opportunity to place two cats in a loving home.