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Rescue Village (Geauga Humane Society): COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

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

The funding was used to help defray the cost of vaccines, spay/neuter surgeries, food and care supplies.

Given that our programs and services revenues are down over 50% since February of 2020 during the COVID crisis, this grant helped us ensure we could continue to provide much-needed veterinary care for the animals.

How many pets did this grant help?

15

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

A litter of six puppies were brought in through our Humane Department from an Amish farm. The puppies were very friendly and luckily had been socialized by the family and neighbors, but they were in poor condition, covered with ticks. Our humane agent had a great conversation with the family and they agreed to surrender them to us so that they would get loving homes and the exemplary medical care they so needed to thrive.

We took them in and they got immediate medical attention, but were too young for spay/neuter, so they went right into foster the following day. The fosters just loved these pups and the pups were enjoying feeling better, getting bathed and getting to know what it was like to be inside a home with rules.

It wasn’t long before they were ready to have their surgery and go up for adoption. They were all adopted within a couple hours of being posted and are thriving in their new homes! If the puppies had been left medically unattended and not spayed or neutered, the Amish family would have had a much bigger problem on their hands. With the help of the Petfinder Foundation, this happy outcome was made possible!

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