Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center: COVID-19 Operation Grant

What was the money or product used for?

The money was used to provide medical care and food for 13 puppies rescued through Little Shelter’s Passage to Freedom Program from Puerto Rico.

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

The grant provided much-needed funding to vaccinate, medicate, spay/neuter, microchip, and care for 13 puppies. Each puppy needed medical care prior to being adopted.

How many pets did this grant help?

13

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

Katz (first photo) was one of the 13 puppies who were rescued from Puerto Rico and arrived on March 13, 2020, as the pandemic was making its way to New York. Little Shelter was happy that they were able to make the trip from Puerto Rico and were grateful they were in our care and safe.

Katz was one of a litter of seven. She was the smallest of the bunch, a little black-and-white pup who loved to play with her littermates. Katz was timid, but very sweet and loving. Once the puppies were ready for adoption, Katz was the first to be scooped up. Katz’s family renamed her Sally and helped her grow into a confident, loving member of the family.

Sally’s family brought her back to Little Shelter to be spayed. While they were here, they saw her sister Kiomy being walked by a staff member. The family was very interested in adopting Kiomy and came back to fill out an adoption application form once she was available. The reunion of the two sisters was priceless! The family adopted Kiomy and renamed her Phoebe. Phoebe and Sally now spend their days playing, sleeping, and getting into mischief. None of this would have been possible without the help from the Petfinder Foundation.

The second photo shows the two sisters taking a break from playing.

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