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Humane Society of Lackawanna County: Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant Report

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

The money was used towards assisting in the adoption of our senior pet, Holly "Girlfriend."

The grant helped by providing services such as a waived adoption fee to potential adopters for Holly!

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Holly “Girlfriend” has been in our care for 10 months is still available for adoption. She was brought to our shelter back in April 2018 as an owner-surrender. The reason for her surrender is unknown. In Holly’s time here at the shelter, many of the employees have grown quite attached to her. She received her nickname “Girlfriend” from one of our employees and she loves it! Holly was actually adopted in August 2018 by a family that was over the moon for her. That’s why it was quite shocking when she showed up at our shelter once again as a stray. We reached out to the adopters and questioned the situation; they didn’t seem too concerned for her getting loose. She was reclaimed by the adopters and a few weeks later showed up at our shelter once again — except this time, the adopters did not want her back. We still love Holly very much, but we certainly wish she had found her forever home by now.

We have now promoted her adoption as being FREE in hopes of gaining some new interest with this pet. We hope this will help get her a forever home very soon! From her Petfinder profile: “Meet Holly! A 10-years-young Lab mix. Holly is very outgoing and still has a lot of spunk left. She does need to work on her walking manners, but is very snuggly and LOVES to get attention. She would do best in a home without cats and can be dog-tested.” You can meet her here.

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