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Helping Animals Lost and Orphaned - HALO: Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant Report

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

We were able to waive $150 adoption fees for three senior dogs and $65 for one senior cat.

We were able to waive the adoption fees for our senior pets. I believe this helped get the pets adopted quicker, as they went to homes where the adoption fee may have been the deciding factor for adopting a dog. Each animal went to an adopter who absolutely adores the senior animals. Since receiving this grant, we have started a program, "Seniors for Seniors," to help seniors adopt senior companion animals. We also provide food, flea and heartworm preventative, and anything else the senior needs to be happy and healthy with the senior citizen. We believe this is a need in our community and we thank you for giving us a jump start with our program.

How many pets did this grant help?

Four: Dogs Margo, age 6; Dulce, 9; and Eddie, 7; and cat Maggie, age 7

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

Margo was found sitting on the yellow line in the middle of a busy street. A good Samaritan saved her and contacted Halo. We found that poor Margo was not in good health. We spayed her, removed many tumors, and gave her a dental before we placed her up for adoption. We also discovered that poor Margo had severe loss of eyesight. Despite all of her medical issues, Margo was full of life and so loving that everyone at Halo fell in love with her. When she found her forever home, we knew she was just as happy as we were. We hear from the family often and we get the cutest pictures of Margo doing what she loves to do — lying on a pile of blankets, napping (second and third photos). We love to see the little sweaters that she wears so stylishly! Thank you for allowing Halo to waive her adoption fee. We believe that, because of this grant, Margo was able to find her perfect forever home!

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