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Ramapo Bergen Animal Refuge: Grant Report

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

We offered a reduced adoption fee of $100 for senior dogs and $50 for senior cats with this funding. Funding helped to offset medical costs that are typically covered, in part, by adoption fees. We also offer supported medical care.

We were able to subsidize adoption fees and place more seniors. The funding assisted with medical care and allowed us to reduce fees. In 2020, we have adopted out 60 senior dogs and 26 senior cats, with thanks to this grant!

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

At 13 1/2 years old and just 5 lbs., Hercules (first photo) is tiny, yet has a mighty heart and spirit! We shared a plea for Hercules to find a home and, within days, he was adopted with a reduced senior adoption fee! Below was the plea, and attached are his adorable pics!

“Hercules is a sweet, petite senior who came to RBARI when his owner passed away. Hercules’ medical care had sadly been neglected by the time he was rescued. His mouth was so severely infected that all of his teeth needed to be removed during his dental, and he has fractures from decay. Hercules is feeling much better after his dental and has been eating soft food. Hercules is shy, but super sweet once he bonds to his people. He likes other gentle, mellow little dogs and is looking for a quiet, adult home. Most of all, Hercules is seeking a gentle person who will help him heal physically and emotionally, and love him unconditionally in his golden years. Adopt a senior at a reduced fee of $100 — because it takes years to get this sweet!”

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