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Animal Care Centers of New York City: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

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

A grant award in the amount of $250 was used to support ACC's foster-care program, allowing us to meet increased need in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds were used to purchase important supplies such as food, toys, crates, and medications that were sent home with foster volunteers to care for homeless animals in need.

This grant helped reduce the burden on ACC shelters throughout the COVID-19 pandemic because it helped allow us to house over 200 homeless dogs and cats in loving foster homes all throughout New York City. This provides a more comfortable and stress-free environment for the animals and helped ACC shelter staff, as teams were reduced to abide by social-distancing recommendations.

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

One of the incredible animals who was fostered at the beginning of the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic was Nena. Nena was one of more than 200 cats and dogs who found placement with a caring foster family after ACC put out a public plea to recruit foster volunteers. These incredible volunteers helped us reduce the in-shelter population, keeping animals healthier and less stressed. These loving folks provided the utmost care and helped us get each animal adopted in creative new ways, such as virtual adoption events.

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