Stray Hearts Animal Shelter: COVID-19 Operation Grant

What was the money or product used for?

Staff support

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

The Petfinder Foundation made a generous donation to Stray Hearts to support our efforts during this Covid-19 pandemic.

One of our top priorities is keeping our staff healthy and employed so we don’t lose their experience, skills and knowledge. We are taking advantage of the shutdown by implementing a new program to benefit feral, shy and under-socialized dogs. The staff is going through online training and soon will receive hands-on training; when our volunteers return, they’ll do the same. (The shelter is currently closed to volunteers due to the shelter-in-place order.)

How many pets did this grant help?

10

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

One dog in particular is benefiting already. Cassie is one of the dogs who was in the pack at Smith’s Grocery Store a few months ago. She’s spending time in the office and being hand-fed while she learns to trust people. She’s a gentle dog who follows everyone around but she’s still nervous about being touched. When she’s ready to be adopted, she’s sure to find a loving home because Cassie is a loving dog who’s just afraid.

Thanks, Petfinder Foundation!

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