The money was used to offset the adoption fees and care of two of our senior dogs and one long-waiting adult. We are thrilled to be able to announce that two of the three dogs have been adopted. One is still waiting.
This grant helped us to offer low-cost adoptions for six of our rescues to-date, for various reasons that we felt warranted them lower adoption fees, and to help these special cases get adopted more quickly.
Nicolas was rescued from a garbage dump in Puerto Rico (first photo). Lack of nutrition caused him to have a hormonal imbalance that resulted in a loss of body hair. He was emaciated when we picked him up and estimated to be approximately 10 years old. One of our pet-food donors contacted us with an odd request: Her 101-year-old great, great grandfather had lost his dog recently to old age, and he was lonely and hoping for another dog. No rescues would talk to them when they heard the man’s age. We knew the family situation and that there was enough family involvement that any dog placed with this man would be safe and well cared-for. The family was open to senior dogs, and when they met Nicolas, it was a perfect match! We were able to offer a very reduced adoption fee, and today, Nicolas and his new dad are very happy (second photo). Nicolas accompanies his dad to the workshop every day and keeps him company in the evenings. We are so grateful for your help with this match!
Cece (third photo) was turned in to our rescue after her family went through a divorce. She was considered a bit difficult to place as she needed to be an only dog and did not do well with cats. Cece waited for three months before a wonderful family came along and fell in love with her. We were able to offer a very reduced adoption fee to this family that had three young children and could offer a wonderful, safe and loving home (fourth photo). Cece is so loved and we receive updates frequently!