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Second Chance Animal Rescue of Puerto Rico: Grant Report

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

We utilized our grant specifically to help offset the adoption fees of bonded pairs so that they could stay together.

With air transportation off the island mandatory, this expense plus veterinarian care and sterilization go far above and beyond a typical adoption fee. We must remain competitive and realistic when looking for loving homes. The goal of keeping bonded pairs together has been a challenge to anyone who is willing to accept them both, but unable to meet the up-front financial investment. Your grant allowed us the flexibility to offset these fees and have that happy ending we all so desperately wanted. We are deeply grateful.

How many pets did this grant help?

Six rescues

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

After surviving next to a small lake in the mountains of Puerto Rico, bonded pair Connie and Leanne were rescued in May 2019. At a year of age, they had already survived Hurricane Maria and in our care would survive more tropical storms and earthquakes. We had hoped to evacuate them long ago, but the perfect home had yet to be found and this pair found themselves bumped from time-sensitive and coveted transports. When the ideal home was found, we were able to ensure that we did everything we could to facilitate their adoption thanks to your wonderful support.

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