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For the Love of Strays: Grant Report

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

The money was used to provide free pet adoptions to approved adopters.

This grant helped our organization and the pets in our care in that we were able to waive our adoption fee that we normally have to have to cover at least some of the costs associated with bringing an animal into the rescue.

How many pets did this grant help?

We were able to help four pets with this grant.

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

Simba had been with us for six years. He was our longest resident by a lot. He was not friendly with small dogs because he had been attacked by one before. Additionally, he was a big, black pit bull. All of these factors led us to have trouble finding him a good home.

You see, Simba is a sweetheart. He is a big old potato who just wants to look at you with his big puppy eyes until you pet him. He just wanted a couch to sleep on for the rest of his time.

People would pass him up because he was older, or neutered, or black, or big. They wanted him for breeding, or to just stick him in the back yard and use him as a lawn ornament. But we knew that Simba deserved much, much more than that.

After spending years in foster care with our rescue, he finally found his forever father. He and his new best friend get to hang out and play video games together, they take walks by the bay, and enjoy each other’s company every day. His new owner used the money he saved on his adoption fee to buy toys, beds, food, etc. to further spoil his new best friend. We couldn’t be happier for Simba and the wonderful new chapter of his life.

His adopter sent us this message: “I love this big dude with all of my heart. I am happy to have found my best friend. Thank you for pairing us.”