Atascosa Animal Allies: Kia Pet Adoption Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
This grant helped our organization get our cats and dogs adopted when we otherwise could not. It was a godsend due to the timing of the grant. During the months of June and July, every rescue group, every pet store, and every shelter in deep south Texas is overflowing.
We do not own a brick-and-mortar facility, but instead depend on social media and our website to attract potential adopters. We also do not have an on-site veterinarian to perform spay/neuter surgeries. We pay a lot more to have the cats and dogs spayed/neutered and must pass the costs along to adopters.
Because the market is flooded, many places like San Antonio Humane Society spay/neuter their adoptable pets and adopt them for free. This also causes our adoptions to stop.
This grant kick-started our adoptions again. We also know each person who adopted these sweet pets and know they went to great homes. We love you, Petfinder Foundation!
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Ducky is a vibrant little male gray tabby. He is a survivor. Ducky’s mom and all his siblings were hit and killed by a car on Jodi Lane in Pleasanton, Texas. Ducky was the only one left and one of our volunteers rescued him.
Ducky is also a lover. He loves people, kids, dogs, and cats. Ducky went into our foster program and the niece of the lady who fostered him fell absolutely in love with him and adopted him.
She works from home and Ducky will never be alone. He will spend hours at her desk while she is on the computer or will lounge on her bed. This little guy, whose name is now Goose, will live the good life because of the Petfinder Foundation 2023 Kia Pet Adoption grant.
Davey and French Toast came from two different shelters. Davey was picked up on a street in Pleasanton, Texas, and taken to the Pleasanton Animal Shelter; French Toast was picked up in Jourdanton, Texas, and taken to a very high-[intake] animal shelter in that town. Pleasanton and Jourdanton are only eight miles apart.
The temperatures in south Texas at this time of year have been averaging 108 degrees for the last three weeks. It’s amazing that Davey and French Toast were found alive in the heat and extreme drought conditions.
Both kittens were quickly put into our cat-foster program and added on our website, which exports to more than 150 different animal websites. The sweet adopter wanted two indoor kittens to play together. These two babies will never be outside but will live the best life in their new comfy and cool surroundings.