Green Street Rescue: Cat Chow Building Better Lives Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The Petfinder Grant you gave to Green Street Rescue was a blessing and allowed us to keep our adoption fees the same last year, despite a significant increase in basic vet costs and several medical emergencies and/or surgeries costing in the thousands. It also allowed GSR to continue to offer "Adopt one, get his/her buddy or playmate for FREE," helping to move more rescues and make for happier fur-ever homes for the cats. Thank you for making it possible.
By being able to still offer a two-for-the-price-of-one adoption fee, we were able to move more cats into forever homes and thereby make room to take in more from the street where they were suffering and reproducing.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
In the past three months we have adopted out the following pairs: Nick and Noel, a pair of siblings rescued as kittens at three months of age from a small colony in an open lot on the Temple University campus in Philadelphia; Griffin and Lilac (first photo), two kittens rescued individually, who became buddies in their foster home; Cinnamon and Willie Wonka (second photo), two adults, in foster care over a year, who bonded and went together to a home with two children who love them to death; Sassafrass and Sabrina, two siblings who were in foster care for about six months and found a wonderful home together thanks to the “adopt one, get one free” policy; Rosie and Bucky, again two adults rescued separately who bonded in their foster home, will be going to their new forever home on Sunday, March 1, thanks to the low adoption fee for two; Levi and Zeek were another lucky pair of siblings to go to a home together; Lia and Liam (third photo), also siblings, were adopted.
There were also many singles who were adopted. Clover (fourth photo), who had medical issues from his day of rescue on March 17, 2014, and needed expensive surgery for the fistula in the roof of his mouth, found a wonderful home once healthy. Tina, who needed to be treated for ringworm, also found a loving home once cleared of it. The grant money helped to cover their vet bills and keep their adoption fee reduced. Josie and Mandy found homes individually as well, as did several other singles.
Thank you again for supporting rescues like ours. We could not do as much without your support.