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Homeward Bound Cat Adoptions: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

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

Veterinary care to ready 11 cats and kittens for adoption, including spay and neuter surgeries, vaccines, microchips, viral testing, and more.

When the COVID-19 pandemic took hold of our community, most normal activities came to a screeching halt. Businesses closed, schools closed, families stayed home, and our animal shelters sent their pets into foster homes and closed their doors. Many families who felt the deep financial sting needed to make difficult changes that required giving up their pets. Additionally, because TNR was suspended, hundreds of kittens were born on our streets. Homeward Bound changed operating procedures to follow CDC guidelines and remained open to meet our community’s increased needs. Without this grant and other, similar grants, we could not have helped these many cats in need. This grant specifically provided veterinary care needed to ready 11 cats and kittens for adoption. All but three have been adopted into safe, loving homes. Three remain available for adoption by appointment at our adoption center.

How many pets did this grant help?

Eleven cats and kittens were helped with the funds from this $1,000 grant.

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

Chiffon was abandoned in an apartment complex when her family moved away and left her behind. A concerned resident began feeding Chiffon, but when he noticed other residents abusing her, he took her inside. He was not able to keep her, so we accepted Chiffon into our adoption program. We provided the veterinary services to prepare her for adoption. She is a sweet, quiet little cat. She is shy around people and will require time to regain her trust in us. She is available for adoption by appointment at our adoption center. You can meet Chiffon here.

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