Wiggly Tails Dog Rescue: Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
Website design, which informs the public about us and interacts with Facebook and Petfinder to list available dogs and announce events. We have pages on fostering.
An educational program for all foster providers, scheduled for Sept. 25, 2016.
Advertising for adoption events scheduled for National Adoption Week
Wiggly Tails-specific car signs and name tags that state "Ask me about fostering"
Items for foster providers to help them defer some personal costs
So far we have been able to get five more foster providers (from 12 to 17) signed on to help us help more dogs. We have others interested and have scheduled a training session to educate and build morale among providers.
We anticipate that as time goes by we will increase our foster-provider pool even more by having the website, social media and our signs publicizing our need and the benefits of fostering, as well as events to bring them together for education.
How many pets did this grant help?
20 dogs (10 more per month than we had been able to foster previously) in July and August
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Ruby (first photo) and Toby (second and third photos) were about to be surrendered by their owners to a shelter in California when an individual we work with learned about them. Toby was with a homeless man who was using a telephone cord as a leash. Both dogs were between 1 and 2 years old. Ruby is a 22-lb. terrier and Toby is an 8-lb. Chihuahua-terrier mix. They were sent to us by a rescue transport and we posted them on Facebook asking for foster providers. Two people expressed interest, went through our approval process and are now fostering the dogs. Toby had kennel cough, needed socialization and was dirty when we received him and is still recovering and working on his social skills. Ruby was dirty, but not in poor health, and we had her spayed. Ruby has been advertised and attended an adoption event and both are waiting for their forever homes.
Meet Ruby: www.petfinder.com/petdetail/36245033
Meet Toby: www.petfinder.com/petdetail/36155392