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Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

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

We used the $500 in funds to purchase crates for our fosters.

When our agency closed, we sent all our dogs into foster and so went most of our crates. When the closure lasted for months and dogs kept coming into the agency, we needed additional crates to keep the foster project rolling. It was such a successful test for us to really take our foster program to the next level and send more pets home rather than have them in the shelter.

How many pets did this grant help?

Approximately 50

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

Judy Charlie is a pittie mix who came back to the shelter as a stray after being adopted out prior to COVID. This time she tested positive for heartworm, and needed a bit more supportive care behaviorally. We knew the heartworm treatment would be hard for her in the shelter, so we found a foster home for her. Unfortunately, Judy Charlie also had separation anxiety on top of it all and jumped through the front glass window. For her safety, she needed a crate to work on her separation issues. Judy Charlie is now heartworm-free and adopted, and doing great in her new home! Without these funds, we may not have had a crate to give this pup, and she could have returned to the shelter.

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