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Gardenia E Janssen Animal Shelter: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

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

Foster supplies: puppy and kitten formula, bottles, heating pads, food, pads, play pens, puppy pads, litter, toys and heartbeat companions.

We've taken in more than 300 kittens and 100 puppies in 2020, from two days old to six months old. Up to 50 kittens and puppies were in foster at one time, and this grant allowed us to buy the products necessary to supply fosters with all the necessary supplies.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Woody, Ginger and Coco (first photo) were surrendered to us emaciated, covered in fleas, and scared to death. We could see the potential in these babies and as soon as we could get them fed, bathed, and vetted, we moved them to a foster. We supplied the foster with all she needed to help these babies feel better, feel safe, and start to come out of their shells. With time, patience and love, she was successful in helping them overcome their fears and learn to trust and bond with humans.

We are a small rural shelter and work with rescue partners all over the country. The hardest part for a foster is letting go. These three puppies were tagged by a rescue and remained in foster for three weeks until transport. These little dolls were adopted before they even left Texas!

All of the kits and pups included in these photos have been adopted! This grant truly helped us save lives this kitten/puppy season, and we are grateful!

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