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The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach: Kia Pet Adoption Grant Report

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

The Kia Pet Adoption Grant enabled us to waive adoption fees for 111 animals during the summer months of 2022, when our shelter was over capacity and at a time when adoptions are typically the slowest.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Kane and Tara! These lovebirds were surrendered to HSNMB back in March of 2022 when their pet parents divorced. We were determined to keep their love story going!

The friendly, affectionate, and goofy pair of 6-year-old Dobermans had been together their entire lives. Tara had some medical issues we were not informed of, and these issues needed immediate vet care.

Tara had a thyroid condition, for which she had not been receiving medication, but after frequent visits with our vet to lower her thyroid levels, she is on the road to recovery and will need to be on medication for the rest of her life.

Tara also had some skin issues with hair loss, which quickly cleared up in just a few weeks under our care.

She also had muscle atrophy in her hind legs from being crated excessively. This poor girl couldn’t stand for too long before her back legs would give out, but within weeks with us at the shelter, she began regaining her strength! Tara was so excited to play in the yard with Kane and was even able to chase after him after a few weeks.

The lovebirds were perfectly mannered dogs, but no one wanted to adopt both of them together. We knew this bonded pair would not do well if separated. Our main concern was that Tara would regress and, after seeing how far she had come since coming to the shelter, we weren’t going to let that happen.

After being available for adoption as a bonded pair for nearly four months, the duo were adopted together during our Kia Pet Adoption Event. They will get to live out their lives in a loving home TOGETHER!

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