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Agape Animal Rescue: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

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

Agape Animal Rescue was awarded $250 in COVID-19 Operational Funding, which went towards the care of animals in our Signature Foster and Adoption Program. Specifically, the $250 was used to partially cover the cost of medical care for a dog, Tiki, who was surrendered to Agape in early March as a result of the middle-Tennessee tornado outbreak.

Tiki, a senior dog, had costly medical needs that needed tending to, and the $250 was instrumental in ensuring he received the medical care that he needed.

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Tiki was surrendered to Agape following the middle-Tennessee tornado in early March as his elderly owner was badly injured and they lost their home in North Nashville. Tiki himself is a senior and had existing health issues, but also sustained some injuries in the tornadoes. He quickly got safe and sound with an Agape foster mom, Kate, who had previously adopted (and, sadly, said goodbye to) a senior pup, Ladie, from Agape.

Agape supported Tiki and his foster mom with the appropriate ongoing medical care, grooming supplies, and everything else he needed to get back on his feet after such a traumatic upheaval late in life. With the support of the Petfinder Foundation, his foster mom, and Agape’s program, it became clear that Tiki’s forever home was already found — with his foster mom, Kate.

This sweet senior, Tiki the Tornado Pup, didn’t have to move again after such a whirlwind! He is well-cared-for by foster-turned-forever-mom Kate. We are so grateful to the Petfinder Foundation for its generous grant, which helped cover the cost of Tiki’s medical care and allowed Kate and Tiki the time and space they needed to get to know each other.

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