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Paws for Life Utah: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

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

We used the funding from this grant on cleaning and pet-related supplies for the pets at our adoption center located at 89 N 100 E in Heber city, Utah. Specifically, these funds were used to help us house our pets, including 46 kittens and 24 puppies, plus 31 adult cats and 19 dogs, in a safe and clean environment during this COVID-19 pandemic. We purchased 10 large packages of puppy pads totaling $250, 10 cartons of Kitten Milk Replacer and bottles for a total of $250, 10 large containers of cat litter for $162, personal protective equipment including masks, sanitizer, and gloves totaling $405, and cleaning supplies totaling $141.

This grant helped our organization by assisting us to keep the adoption center safe, sanitized and welcoming. It helped us to provide much=needed supplies for our fosters who, once they met the puppies and kittens at our center, needed supplies to care for them.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

This grant enabled us to provide the supplies needed when we rescued sweet Fiona, a pregnant Lab mix from a high[-intake] shelter. She was at risk of euthanasia, and we needed to move quickly. We posted for a foster for her, and the foster needed to know if there would be supplies provided, specifically puppy pads, for her care. We assured her that all the needed supplies would be provided by us and she was thrilled. She took in sweet Fiona who gave birth to the most adorable puppies (first photo).

Our second story is one of Ivy, a sweet young pregnant female cat who was also at risk at a shelter in Vernal, UT. When she arrived at our boarding facility, we realized that she also needed to be moved to a foster-care situation, as she was almost ready to give birth. Once these sweet kittens arrived, our foster was able to care for them with the support provided by the Petfinder Foundation. Once the kittens were weaned, we brought them back to our adoption center, where they are currently having a ball and loving the wonderful volunteers and caregivers that we have at the center. The second photo shows the kittens with their volunteer caregiver.

People who volunteer at the center feel safe, as we are able to keep a clean, safe and sanitary environment for these people and pets thanks to the Petfinder Foundation!

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