Operations Paws for Homes: Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The funds have not been used to date as Scrooge, a senior dog, has not yet been adopted. We will continue to keep you updated on the progress of finding Scrooge's home and the use of the funds.
We anticipate this will help us to find a loving and caring home for this senior dog faster than we would otherwise.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Operation Paws for Homes will further reduce Scrooge’s adoption fee by $200 to $50. With his health issues including problems with kidney function, Lyme disease and Ehrlichia in addition to fur loss, Scrooge will need his adopter to take on ongoing medical expenses, even if simply to monitor his kidney function and related health matters. We will offer his adopter reimbursement for medical checkups, testing (urine, blood) and related medication (antibiotics, etc.). We estimate that, even if he’s stable, Scrooge will need four vet appointments in his first year after adoption ($140 each). The $1,000 in grant funds will offset the cost of these vet visits, as well as preventatives (flea/tick: $128.76; heartworm: $65.59) and senior food ($57.99) for Scrooge during his first month or two at his new home. Finally, we will reimburse his adopter for items that will provide Scrooge with comfort and stimulation in his new home, such as belly bands ($17.99) to help with his occasional incontinence, an orthopedic bed ($55.42) to keep him comfortable, steps ($30.49) to help with climbing into vehicle or a bed, senior toys ($14.95) and other similar supplies. Meet Scrooge: www.petfinder.com/petdetail/40756890