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Animal Advocates Incorporated: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

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

Following the mandate from local and state officials, the Animal Advocates resale boutique -- the main source of funding for the rescue -- had been closed from mid March until the first week in June. In perilous times, it the boutique helps with the daily challenges of ensuring there are enough food and supplies for the cats and dogs as well as keeping the organization financially solvent.

The grant was used to help defray the large expenses of providing for our animals' veterinary care, medications, food and supplies.

Throughout the closure, and following adapted safety practices, Animal Advocates was able to find foster or forever homes for 60 animals. The grant was used to assist in covering the veterinary care and supplies for the increased number of animals who were surrendered to the rescue as well as to provide supplies to volunteer foster homes for the care of cats and dogs in need of extra support.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Named after a main character in The Lion King, Mufasa has quite the reputation to live up to and a story to tell! Finding himself surrendered to a crowded shelter with low adoption rates, Mufasa quickly became overwhelmed by that environment. He completely shut down — he stopped eating, lost significant weight and nearly did not make it. When Animal Advocates heard of Mufasa’s plight, the organization quickly swung into action. He was transferred to Animal Advocates and directly into foster home.

With veterinary care and extra TLC from his foster family, Mufasa transformed into a healthy, regal cat. Mufasa has a plush light-orange coat and, at just about a year and a half old, is still showing his playful kitten side. He is curious and very friendly.

Mufasa is now ready for his next adventure in a forever home! You can meet him here.

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