Keller's Kats Rescue, Inc.: Kia Pet Adoption Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
At the time we applied for the grant, we had 72 cats featured on Petfinder. They ranged in age from 19 weeks to 12 years. Due to health-related issues and being too young for adoptions, we had an additional 70 cats who were not on Petfinder yet. Since that time, we have been involved in a large-scale rescue of more than 100 cats from a property after a house fire.
We have been using the Petfinder Foundation grant dollars to reduce our adoption fees by $25-75 each, depending on the circumstances. We have adopted out senior cats as old as 12 years. We have adopted out special-needs cats with cerebellar hypoplasia. We have adopted out sibling cats who were surrendered after their owner's death.
We periodically have dogs, both adults and puppies. We accept them when there has been abuse or the puppies need neonatal care. We have adopted out one of each using the Petfinder Foundation funds.
How many pets did this grant help?
39 adoptions so far; there are 33 more cats featured on Facebook with reduced fees
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
The following pets have all been adopted:
Bam (first photo) was 2 years old and had been pulled from an open-admission shelter.
Pot Roast (second photo) was 12 years old and had been in danger of euthanasia at an out-of-state shelter.
Peggy (third photo) was a French bulldog whose leg had to be amputated after she lived in a cage for two years.
Mr. Pickles (fourth photo) survived a house fire.
Tino (fifth photo) was one of a litter of seven puppies whose mother died.
Randall and Leto were 9-year-old siblings surrendered after their owner’s death. Donatella was 11 years old and had been pulled from an open-admission shelter. Kit, Kat, Lieutenant Dan, Zella, and Louie all had cerebellar hypoplasia.
The following pets are still waiting to be adopted:
Kiera (sixth photo) is 7 years old and was surrendered after her owner passed away. You can meet her here.
Mr. Darcy and Sadie (seventh photo) are a bonded pair and our longest residents. Meet them here.
Lilly is special-needs: She has a heart murmur. Meet her here.