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Humane Society of the Ohio Valley: Grant Report

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

This grant money was used to offset adoption fees during the months of April and May.

This grant allowed us to lower our adoption fees, which enticed potential adopters to visit the shelter. Once at the shelter, many folks fell in love with and adopted their new best friends. This allowed HSOV to clear several kennels and open them up for other animals who needed temporary housing.

How many pets did this grant help?

During April, 44 dogs and 26 cats were adopted. During May, 35 dogs and 32 cats were adopted.

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

Baine was a 4-year-old male boxer/pit bull mix who was surrendered by his owner on June 7, 2018. Although Baine was good with kids, housebroken and crate-trained, he got overlooked by potential adopters. In October of 2018, Baine was adopted. However, he proved not to be a good fit for the family and was returned. Volunteers gave him extra attention upon his return, but he seemed to be depressed and confused by what he had experienced. Baine was adopted again in November 2018 and was once again returned. His disposition turned to one of despair as he waited for his forever home. Finally, in April 2019, Baine hit the jackpot and was adopted by a family that loves and spoils him.

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