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Young-Williams Animal Center: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

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

We put the Petfinder Foundation's gift toward the care of Mia, a sweet but scared 7-year-old female mixed breed who has been with us since October. Fortunately, a wonderful foster has been taking care of her, so she hasn't had to spend all that time in the shelter environment, but Mia is ready for her forever home.

Pets like Mia who have to stay in the shelter for an extended period of time need a lot of extra care, enrichment, marketing, and more in order to give them the best shot at happily ever after. The Petfinder Foundation's investment allows us to provide second chances and cover some of these extra costs.

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

Mia is a special girl who’s overcome a lot in the past couple of months. She doesn’t come off as the friendliest dog at first, but that’s just because she’s nervous and unsure of strangers (especially men). She needs an adopter who is understanding and will let her move at her own pace. But beneath her sassy and sometimes tough exterior is a sweet, loving dog who responds to patience, love, and toys — lots and LOTS of toys! Once you’ve gained her trust, she is an absolute Velcro dog — she won’t leave you alone, and wants ALL the pets, ALL the time!

I have no clue as to what mix of breeds she is, but she’s around 7 years old and the cutest little scruffamuffin! She’s around 45 lbs., but is quite chunky (she’s on a diet). She’s been spayed and vaccinated and is up-to-date on all vetting! Mia is still looking for her forever home. Meet Mia here.

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