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Friends of Homeless Animals, Inc.: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

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

FOHA found homes for over 1,000 dogs in 2015! Each pup was completely vetted: spay/neuter, vaccinated, any individual medical needs met (surgeries, dental cleanings, amputations, etc.), groomed, and transported in New England. FOHA spent more than $250,000 on care for these deserving pups. Once ready for adoption, each dog is posted to Petfinder and the magic begins! We get more exposure through Petfinder than any other site and thus more adoptions that way!

The grant was used for some "special pups" that FOHA committed to. These dogs are/were seniors in hospice care, long-term fosters or traditional adoptions. FOHA makes a special effort to give all seniors a home, no matter for how long or short a time. The grant was used to help several dogs with extensive medical issues or in need of palliative care.

How many pets did this grant help?

We pull the funds into our general account, so the grant helped all the dogs in FOHA's care.

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

Buddy is one of the most successful adoptions thus far. This poor dog was slated to be euthanized because he was overlooked for months at the shelter. He had severe hair loss; approximately 80% of his hair was missing and yeast colonies had invaded his skin; he had weight loss as well as a myriad of other issues. Buddy’s diet was changed and he was put on a regime of daily vinegar baths, dry-brush massage, topical ointments, and Atopica for his condition. It took months, but Buddy’s hair grew back and he is now in a forever home. These pics are amazing!

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