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Lycoming County SPCA: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

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

To purchase and install shields for the front desk staff (eighth photo) so that we could continue to facilitate adoptions safely during the Covid pandemic.

Rather than close the shelter, we were able to continue to process adoptions and keep our staff safe.

How many pets did this grant help?

Ultimately 142: the 58 who were adopted and 84 who are still in the shelter.

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

Trixie (first and second photos) was a handful. Two of our dedicated volunteers worked one-on-one with her so that she would walk and play nicely. It took two years, but Trixie finally found her new home with a wonderful family and canine playmate. Even with the difficulty of social distancing, we were still able to conduct the meet-and-greets and, finally, the adoption!

Another long-timer was Baby (third photo). She also spent two years at the shelter. It didn’t help that she was 17 years old and set in her ways. Luckily, a young man (fourth photo) fell in love with the finicky feline and Baby now lives in the comfort of a new home.

Two guinea pigs (fifth photo) were also adopted during the pandemic. The guinea pigs were being shy and did not agree to have their photo taken.

Gus (sixth photo) was with us for three months but, thanks to our ability to finally admit adopters, he found his perfect adopter.

Stoic (seventh photo) was previously adopted and was brought back due to allergies. He didn’t have his mask on so he stayed in his carrier.

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