Humane Society of Warren County: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
These donations help to offset the cost of medications, vaccinations, basic veterinary care, behavior modification, boarding, nutrition, and kennel enrichment.
The majority of donations to the Humane Society of Warren County are undesignated and deposited into the general fund where we have the greatest need. These donations help to offset the cost of medications, vaccinations, basic veterinary care, behavior modification, boarding, nutrition, and kennel enrichment. HSWC cares for almost 2,000 animals each year; without these donations, those animals would not be able to be saved.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
There was a Christmas miracle at the Humane Society of Warren County on Christmas Eve 2015. After waiting 639 days, Roscoe finally found his forever home. Roscoe was raised as a puppy and had a stable home until he was 2 years old. Roscoe’s owner had a change in circumstances and had to re-home Roscoe. When the original owner went to check on Roscoe, he was devastated to learn that Roscoe had been brought to the shelter. Roscoe needed a home where he could be an only dog and a new owner with lots of love and patience to give. Roscoe watched as other dogs were adopted and he was overlooked. Roscoe became a community and shelter favorite. One person in particular developed a special bond with Roscoe and visited him often to bring him toys and individual attention. He also had a HSWC volunteer who served as his “Good Buddy” and gave him extra one-on-one time and obedience training so his time in the shelter would be productive and positive. Roscoe’s resilience paid off when a very special family met him and decided to give him a second chance. The Humane Society of Warren County is grateful for everyone who played a role in keeping Roscoe happy and healthy while he waited so patiently. An animal shelter is only as good as its support system, and Roscoe is alive today because the system of support worked together to save him.