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Humane Society of Warren County: Grant Report

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

We used the grant money to get eight adoptable dogs spayed/neutered.

Grant funds helped us make our dogs more adoptable by allowing us to get eight dogs spayed and neutered prior to adoption. Dogs who have already been fixed are always easier to find homes for because they involve less expense for the adopter, who would otherwise be required to pay for their new dog to be fixed. Additionally, adopters prefer to adopt animals who have already been fixed because they have fewer behavioral problems, such as inappropriate elimination and aggression. Of the eight dogs whom we got fixed with this grant money, five have already been adopted.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Jax is a 13-year-old pit-bull mix we pulled from a neighboring shelter. The shelter we took Jax from was very full and didn’t think they would be able to find a home for him because of his age. In addition to being 13, Jax was also deaf and had never been neutered. Despite these strikes against him, Jax was a real sweetheart who deserved a second chance. After Jax came to our shelter, we noticed that he wasn’t getting much interest. Generally, older dogs are harder to place, but it is especially difficult to adopt out a senior dog who hasn’t been fixed. We decided to use the Petfinder Foundation grant funds to get Jax neutered and increase his chance of adoption. Sure enough, Jax was adopted a few weeks after being neutered! We would like to thank the Petfinder Foundation for helping Jax find his forever home! I am including pictures of Jax in the shelter and after he was adopted.

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