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Indiana County Humane Society: Grant Report

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

We use our grant to provide free adoptions for spayed and neutered cats.

We were able to focus adoptions on cats who were older and were also spayed or neutered. Our organization, like most rescues, is able to quickly adopt kittens, but adult cats are harder to place. This grant allowed us to promote adult cats so they could get good homes, even during kitten season when lots of kittens were available.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Here is Debra Stiles’s story of her adopted cat Jeep: “I found Jeep online on in January 2019 after the loss of my 18-year-old Maine Coon. I instantly fell in love with his sweet face and kind eyes. I came into the shelter in the beginning of March with my daughter and grandson and sat with Jeep in a private “get to know the pet” room. He was a little scared, but I understood. I made a promise to myself that after Easter, if Jeep was still available, I would love to rescue him!!”

Jeep was lucky — Debra came in and adopted him one week after Easter and was able to get him with no adoption fee thanks to the Purina New Year, New Home free-adoption grant.

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