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Forever Friends Humane Society: Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant Report

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

The grant helped Arya, our 13-year-old senior cat. It was used to waive her adoption fee and supply 18 months of her medication.

Receiving the Senior Pet Adoption Grant, we were able to post that we would supply 18 months of the medication that Arya would need PLUS waive her adoption fee. In just a few days, she found her forever home!

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

We are so thankful that we received a Senior Pet Adoption Grant from the Petfinder Foundation on behalf of Arya, our sweet, 13-year-old calico lady! She was left at the Edmond Animal Shelter by owners who thought that, because she was drooling, she was in liver failure and dying (first photo). Well, we got her to our vets at Harvest Hills and they pulled all her teeth except for her canines — she had stomatitis! Once she was feeling better, she blossomed into a total lap cat love bug (second photo)!

We waived her $50 adoption fee; her initial medical bill of $250 covered removing her teeth, vaccinations, deworming, flea treatment, and testing, but Arya was so malnourished when she was surrendered that it had done a bit of damage to her internally. Medicine for this is around $25 per month and supports her kidney function; she also needs a special type of canned food since she has no teeth.

Thank you, Petfinder Foundation, for reaching out to help groups who rescue, love and adopt out senior cats! The grant allowed us to ensure that Arya will receive the medication she needs monthly and with this, she now has a new mom, Patti (third photo), who has given Arya a chance to live a good life in a forever home!

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