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Central PA Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

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

Your generous donation of $202.50 was used to help sponsor five dogs at $40 each.

The Central PA Humane Society (CPHS) has an open admission policy, meaning that we take any small animal (dog, cat, rabbit, guinea pig, snake, ferret, etc.) that needs our shelter. We average nearly 4,500 animals each year. The CPHS receives no government or national humane society funding; all of the funds needed to operate the shelter come from community donations. The care and upkeep of the animals and physical building require a constant stream of money. Yet we try to keep the cost of adoption down as low as possible so that anyone who would like the love and companionship of our animals has the ability to adopt. Through sponsorship money, loving families can affordably adopt an animal who is hoping for his new "furever" home.

How many pets did this grant help?

Five dogs

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

Noah is a sweet dog who was found by a kind person in the Sinking Valley area of Altoona and brought to the Shelter on Dec. 20, 2013. He is an energetic Jack Russell terrier that loves to play ball and take long walks. Noah had been here at the CPHS Shelter for several weeks. Our local CBS affiliate allows us to bring a pet each week to air as “Pet of the Week” on their Friday noon newscast. Noah was the Pet of the Week on Jan. 3. When the check arrived from Petfinder Foundation in mid-January, we chose Noah as one of the sponsorship dogs because he had already been here for a month. Neither his television appearance nor the fact that he was already neutered had gotten him adopted. He had begun to show signs of stress, so we hoped that the sponsorship would give someone motivation to venture out during one of the coldest, snowiest winters in years! It worked! Stephanie and her two young boys came to see Noah. They played together in a visitation room and all went well. Their application was approved and on Feb. 3, Noah said farewell to the CPHS staff and went to his new “furever” home!

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