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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 and reduced adoption fees for dogs and cats in our shelter.

This grant allowed us to increase our adoptions of older and special-needs dogs and cats and enabled us to adopt several dogs and cats to families 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.

Shiner came to us in 2014. He was picked up by our police department and was never claimed. He waited and waited and finally, his day came when a compassionate local pastor and his wife took him into their home. Shiner suffered from separation anxiety and whenever he was outside and could not see Pastor Art, Shiner would jump the fence and run. Thankfully, he was always found and brought to YAAP, where Pastor Art would always come to take him home. Pastor Art never gave up on Shiner, and in time, Shiner’s anxiety lessened and he stayed home. Sadly, Pastor Art’s wife passed away and he decided he should move to be closer to his children. He was moving to a home where he could not take Shiner, so sadly he brought him back to his home away from home, our shelter.

Shiner was now 8 years old and we were concerned this setback would reinstate his separation anxiety, so were praying that just the right home could be found. Shiner is a handsome and very friendly boy, so he was looked at by many families, but with his history of running, we were looking for just the right home. On April 19, that day came when Kyle submitted an application for him. The two met and it was instant love on both parts. Shiner would fit perfectly into Kyle’s lifestyle. We receive updates from Kyle and everything is going great; both couldn’t be happier. The second photo is Shiner with one of our youth volunteers.

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