Associated Humane Societies: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
This Covid-19 Operation Grant was used to assist with the loss of revenue from adoptions and our mobile clinic. The support from this grant went towards our operating expenses and general care for our animals. Covid-19 shuttered our shelter and adoptions slowed, moving to primarily online screening and pre-approvals before allowing guests to visit the animal of their choosing. Our mobile clinic closed down, which significantly diminished our annual revenue. Generally, our mobile clinic is booked three months in advance, so shutting down for any number of days/weeks/months is detrimental.
This grant helped our animals by allowing us to keep more staff on board and keep them well cared-for while they were waiting for adoption.
How many pets did this grant help?
Thanks to this grant, we were able to help support 20 dogs in our care.
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Lucy was one of the dogs assisted by this grant opportunity. Lucy is a small 5-year-old Chihuahua who was in dire need of veterinary care for her eye. Her family could not provide the care she needed when her eye became infected. Unfortunately, after being ignored for far too long, her eye began to swell and eventually ruptured. Lucy was surrendered to our shelter during the pandemic in 2020. She received the surgery she desperately needed, and was able to rest comfortably until she found her forever home.