Humane Society of Warren County: Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
Your gift was used to purchase items to send home with our longest shelter resident, Ice. It included a memory-foam bed, hip and joint supplements, a harness, and a collar and leash, as well as funding for a dental visit.
This grant drew attention to a wonderful senior animal and created an incentive for adoption.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Ice lived his first 10 years on a chain. He has been very slow to warm up to people and is not good with strangers. He has some arthritis, and we had a growth removed from his back. At the time of his arrival, he was not neutered, and we have had that done as well. Ice has seen a professional trainer and goes on regular field trips, but because of his upbringing, it is difficult to find him a home where he is comfortable with people who can help him overcome his fears.
We used the grant funds to make it as easy as possible for someone to adopt Ice. We plan to prepare him a take-home kit that includes a memory-foam bed, hip and joint supplements, a harness, and a collar and leash, as well as provide funding for his first vet exam and a dental visit.
Ice is a tricky one, but we sure love him. His aversion to strangers has made his adoption extremely difficult, but he is safe here with his family until the right people come along. We are glad that we will be able to set up his new owners with everything he will need in his new life, thanks to you!