Humane Society of Schuyler County: Petfinder Annual Survey General Animal Care Grant

What was the money or product used for?

The Petfinder Annual Survey General Animal Care grant was used to ready 15 cats for adoption.

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

This grant provided significant financial support to give appropriate veterinary care to 15 cats from a hoarding situation. Our intake over the summer months was particularly high. In the early fall, we were faced with taking animals from two hoarding cases back-to-back. This put both great financial strain on us and strain on the staff’s time to care for such large numbers at the same time. This funding helped to expedite the process of readying many of these animals for adoption, thus decreasing their time in the shelter, reducing the staff time needed and making room to accept more animals.

How many pets did this grant help?

15 cats

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

During the early fall, we took in two hoarding cases, one of 15 cats and one of 22 dogs and 14 cats. In both cases, the animals were in need of general veterinary care, spay/neuter, testing, vaccinations, fecal analysis, etc. A significant percentage of animals in both cases were also in need of extraordinary medical care, including mass removals and major dental work. The grant funding, used in its entirety, helped to provide basic veterinary care and spay/neuter services for 15 of these cats, many whom have since been adopted.