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Marion Area Humane Society: Grant Report

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

The funds from the New Year, New Home grant were used to reduce dog adoption fees by $75 and cat adoption fees by $25.

This grant was a great opportunity to help place pets into adoptive homes. We were able to successfully help 56 animals find homes, including three of our longest-term animals.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Judge (first photo), an approximately 2- to 3-year-old pit bull terrier, had been with us for one day short of a year. Thanks to the Petfinder Foundation grant, Judge found his new home, and is doing great! During his time at the shelter, Judge was rarely asked to be seen. When you first looked at him, he appeared to be “too hyper” or “aggressive” as he ran around his kennel, kicking off the walls and barking at visitors. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. Judge was a sweet dog who got along great with kids and adults. He loved to play and run around the yard. Once he burned off some energy, he would seek the comfort of human companionship. He loved giving kisses and enjoyed cuddling and lying at your feet and relaxing. Judge, like many dogs, did not prefer the company of cats, but did well with some dogs upon a proper meet-and-greet.

Amelia (second photo) and Midnight (third photo) were two of our longest-term cats, also just shy of one year at the shelter. The New Year, New Home grant provided by the Petfinder Foundation helped to find them both loving families to adopt them.

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