Indiana County Humane Society: COVID-19 Operation Grant

What was the money or product used for?

We are very appreciative of the grant provided by the Petfinder Foundation, which allowed us to purchase a month’s worth of food for the 150+ animals in our care.

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

When the COVID pandemic started early this year, we were forced to cancel most of our fundraising events. We rely on weekly bingo games and several other fundraisers, such as cash bashes, to fund our ongoing operations. Thankfully, by receiving this Petfinder Foundation grant, we were able to purchase a month’s worth of food for our shelter dogs and cats, including some food needed for some animals with special nutritional needs.

How many pets did this grant help?

190

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

Shortly after we received the Petfinder Foundation grant, we had three humane cases that resulted in more than 60 cats being surrendered to us. Many of these cats were in dire need of adequate nutrition and veterinary care. The funds we received from the Petfinder Foundation allowed us to give these animals the food they needed to recover from the horrible conditions in which they had been living.

The kitties in the first photo were suffering from upper-respiratory and eye infections, and were severely anemic from flea bites. They needed lots of care and TLC to bounce back into healthy kitties. We are happy to report that they have recovered from their ordeal and are now in loving homes.

Monty, the beautiful “house panther” (second photo), was rescued in one of our humane cases and is now healthy and looking for a new person to call his own. Meet Monty here.

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