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Humane Society of Madison County: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

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

We used the $500 to offset the cost of one cat dental and one dog dental.

Our income due to COVID slowed way down, which meant that Chica and Boba Fett would have been waiting a while to get their dentals, which in turn would have held up their chances to find forever homes.

How many pets did this grant help?

Two total animals

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

Boba Fett (first photo) arrived on January 17, 2020, after he had been found out and about by a citizen. He is a chipper and sweet Siamese kitty who is estimated to be about 7 years old. When he first arrived, he was in desperate need of having his teeth taken care of, so he has since gotten a dental. Some of his teeth had to be pulled, so sometimes you can catch his little tongue sticking out of his mouth a tad.

Boba has gotten along with dogs he has seen and every person he has met. He is such a docile and sweet boy that we are sure he would get along with just about anyone. Despite being a grown boy, he loves his toys still, and we can hear him batting his jingle ball around his kennel from down the hallway. Boba is prone to having upper-respiratory infections, which may need medications at times to help with his sniffling, but we are sure if that does come up, it will be worth all the love and fun that you will get from him. UPDATE: He has been adopted!

Chica (second photo) arrived on March 3, 2020, along with her two grown pups after their owners were no longer able to care for them. She is an all-white pitty, about 6 years old and 44 lbs. Chica is full of personality and she never hesitates to tell you how she is feeling. When we walk away from her kennel, she usually gives us a couple of yaps to tell us to come back and show her some love or take her for a walk.

She is a big sweetheart and is all about her toys. She loves to wrestle and romp while playing, with toys all around. She has done quite well with the dogs we have introduced her to, but she seems a bit on the outs when it comes to kitties and little kids, so she could definitely do without them. Chica is such a lovebug and has such an outgoing personality that we are sure she will have no problem fitting into a loving family. UPDATE: She has been adopted!

Both a dog named Chica and a cat named Boba Fett benefited from the grant we received, and both were placed in forever homes!

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