Ohio Alleycat Resource and Spay/Neuter Clinic: Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
To fund medications and other medical costs for a senior cat, Addie, in our care. Addie, thus far, has not been adopted. She is 14 with some urinary issues. She is on medication to help this, but her right person has just not discovered this wonderful girl yet.
This grant has helped us highlight Addie to potential adopters at the shelter and we tell them that we will provide medication for her after adoption.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Addie is a sweet old girl who came to Ohio Alleycat Resource and Spay/Neuter Clinic (OAR) via our intake program with a local open-admission shelter. Addie has litter-box issues and is on medication and a special diet to help with this. Our vet team and volunteers are giving her great care! Addie prefers to be an only cat. This, coupled with her lifetime need to be on medication, fluoxetine, and the extra cost of urinary-care food, turns off most adopters. OAR is honest in sharing this information and also letting potential adopters know that she sometimes “thinks outside the box.”
As you can see from the photos, Addie is an office favorite and a fine supervisor!
An older cat with health issues is not for everyone, but OAR hopes that by providing an adopter with medication and covering some other expenses, her person will see past the costs and focus on her beautiful (and spirited) personality. She has not been adopted yet. We know her day will come! Meet Addie here.