Main Line Animal Rescue: COVID-19 Operation Grant

What was the money or product used for?

This grant was used to support the daily operations of our animal shelter during the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to protect the health and safety of our staff and the community, we needed to alter our operations and cancel some fundraising events, which placed a great strain on our budget. We appreciate supporters like the Petfinder Foundation who stepped up to fund us during this critical time of need.

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

The grant funds went directly to providing food, shelter, and medical care for the nearly 100 animals currently in our care. Main Line Animal Rescue specializes in the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of abused, unwanted and abandoned animals. The Petfinder Foundation grant helped us provide love and rehabilitation to so many homeless animals.

How many pets did this grant help?

93

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

Putt Putt was adopted from our affiliate, the Pennsylvania SPCA, in 2010. But, for reasons we will likely never know, he recently ended up at the city shelter. Perhaps his family fell on hard time dues to the pandemic, or perhaps they could no longer take care of him.

In a way, the reasons why he ended up at the city shelter didn’t matter. They didn’t matter because when an animal leaves our care, it does so with the promise that we are committed to it for the entirety of its life — not just for 10 years, but forever.

When Putt Putt came back to the Pennsylvania SPCA as a super senior in need of extra loving care, the only logical next step was for him to join us at Main Line Animal Rescue. We worked on mending his heart and got him in tip-top shape, including the removal of a growth on one of his paws.

Once the growth was removed, Putt Putt was ready to begin the search for a loving, comfy home in which to spend the twilight of his life, no matter how long that might be. But that day didn’t take long, because within weeks, Putt Putt was adopted! We are so happy for this sweet, senior soul.

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