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Salt Lake County Animal Services: Dog Field Trip/Short-Term Fostering Grant Report

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

The money from this grant was used to purchase field-trip supplies for our Hounds Around Town program. These supplies are used to promote pet adoption, provide safety, and apply care while shelter pets are away from the shelter and out on field trips with fosters and volunteers.

This grant provided additional funding during a time our organization is financially struggling due to the the ongoing effects of COVID-19 and recent budget cuts. Purchasing field-trip supplies for our Hounds Around Town program not only helped to improve the quality of life for our shelter dogs, but also increased their overall adoption rates.

How many pets did this grant help?

12 and counting!

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

Janice (first and second photos), a 3-year-old black mouth cur, went on a three-hour field trip on July 1, 2021, where she got the chance to enjoy a few car rides, a bath, and a tour of Liberty Park. During this field trip, we found out that Janice absolutely loves to explore and would do well in any type of home environment. Janice was officially adopted Aug. 7, 2021.

Doyle (bottom three photos), an 11-month-old American English coonhound, went on a 1.5-hour field trip on July 23, 2021, hiking through Neffs Canyon. During his field trip, we found out that Doyle is very active and affectionate and loves to greet new people. Doyle is still available for adoption at Salt Lake County Animal Services.

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