PAWSibilities Animal Rescue: Purina Adoption Grant

What was the money or product used for?

The grant was used for fee-waived adoptions to help some of our harder-to-place animals find homes.

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

This grant helped Pawsibilities and Pawsibilities animals by enabling us to waive adoption fees for our harder-to-place animals. With their adoption fees waived, Pawsibilities was able to place these animals and provide initial medications for the newly adopted animals.

How many pets did this grant help?

21 animals were placed; however, the grant helped twice as many by freeing space.

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

Kitty, our 10-year-old orange man (first photo), came to Pawsibilities four years ago as a foster. His people were moving and needed a place for him to stay while they moved. Poor Kitty’s people never came back for him. Because of his vocal singing, Kitty quickly became a favorite of the staff. He is very outgoing and would “talk” to anyone who came by. During Kitty’s initial medical exam, it was noticed that kitty had polyps on his right ear. His polyps were removed and he returned to the shelter, awaiting his forever home. Two years later, Kitty’s polyp returned. It was determined at that time by our veterinarian that the polyp was possibly cancerous. Kitty continued to serenade the staff, even though it was easy to see that his ear bothered him. Thanks to Kitty’s outgoing personality, a visitor to Pawsibilities saw Kitty and fell in love. Kitty is now very happy in his home (second photo), watching TV with his person, eating snacks, and living the good life. Thanks to the Petfinder Foundation grant, Kitty was able to find a loving home in which to live out the rest of his years.

Ewok is the resident fluffball kitten at Pawsibilities Animal Rescue. Ewok was found living under a trailer with her mother. Her feral mother had already left, and Ewok was on her own. Pawsibilities was conducting a trap-and-neuter program and caught her. Ewok was young enough to socialize and came to enjoy people, especially when they were feeding her. Ewok was adopted as a companion to a senior citizen (third photo). Thank you, Petfinder Foundation, for enabling Pawsibilities to place Ewok in a home where she was needed and is loved.

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