Jersey Shore Animal Center: Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The money was used to waive Pom Pom's adoption fee (she was adopted on Aug. 28, 2018), which was $50 (senior price) and we will give the remainder of the funds to the owner for her special diet for up to two years. A 22-lb bag of Purina One Sensitive Systems dry cat food averages about $33 per bag, and we can assume that she will consume about one bag every two months. Pom Pom also suffers from seasonal allergies and stress that causes her to sometimes scratch at her neck until she is raw. This funding will help ease her discomfort from the allergies/stress and help to treat any wounds/abrasions she may sustain because of overscratching.
To be able to receive a grant from the Petfinder Foundation (and any other organization) is a very special gift and, even though we did not have the grant funds for very long (we received the notice on Aug. 7 and Pom Pom was adopted on the 28th!), we were able to buy one bag of the food that she requires. Just knowing that the Petfinder Foundation was able to help Pom Pom is enough to draw awareness to the other pets looking for new homes. We thank the foundation for considering us and awarding Pom Pom this grant.
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Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
The best thing happened here, and we are SUPER excited to share the news! After 2 1/2 years here at the shelter, Pom Pom was adopted! Our staff and our volunteers loved this sweet girl and could not be happier that she went home with Anne. Anne did not care that Pom Pom was 10 years old, she did not care that Pom Pom had no teeth, and she did not care that Pom Pom has an autoimmune disease! Anne just wanted to rescue a cat who really needed a home. She cried tears of joy when she walked out our doors with Pom Pom, as did we.
Many may not know that Pom Pom was pulled from another local shelter, where the volunteers loved her as well. When we held a fundraiser for Pom Pom’s surgery, they were the first to donate. One of them also painted a beautiful picture of Pom Pom (shown in the first picture) that was to be given to her adopter. Anne was thrilled to receive this gift. Happy life, Pom Pom — you truly deserve it!