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Justice for Paws Animal Rescue: Kia Pet Adoption Grant Report

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

We were able to adopt pets to eligible and loving homes that otherwise couldn't afford our adoption fees. Our fees cover the costs of transport, vetting, and care. We wouldn't be able to offer fee-free adoptions without the grant.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Once upon a time, in the bustling streets of San Antonio, there lived a small, pregnant female dog named Coral. She was a resilient and street-smart pup who had survived on her own for far too long. Her coat, once glossy and golden, had become matted and dusty from her days of wandering. Though life had been tough, she carried a softness in her eyes that hinted at the love she still had to give.

One warm evening, as the sun dipped below the horizon, Coral’s luck took a turn for the better. A kind-hearted animal rescuer named Maria spotted her near a park. Seeing the pregnant dog’s weary and forlorn state, Maria couldn’t leave her to fend for herself any longer. With a gentle touch and soothing words, she managed to coax Coral into a makeshift leash, and together they headed to the nearby animal shelter.

Coral’s stay at the shelter was brief. It was clear that she was about to give birth, and the compassionate shelter staff didn’t want her to go through such a crucial moment without proper care. So the very next day, in the shelter’s quiet and comfortable birthing room, Coral brought five beautiful puppies into the world. The shelter staff marveled at her strength and dedication as she nursed and cared for her tiny, squirming bundles of joy.

Word quickly spread about Coral and her precious puppies, and they became a symbol of hope for many. That’s when a wonderful organization called the Petfinder Foundation, in partnership with Kia, stepped in. They recognized that these deserving pets deserved loving homes, and they were willing to make it happen. The Kia Pet Adoption Grant provided financial support that allowed Coral and her puppies to find the perfect adoptive families without any cost burdens.

From far and wide, people with big hearts and open arms came forward to offer their homes to Coral and her little ones. One by one, Coral’s puppies found loving homes, and the once street-weary mother was transformed into a cherished pet. Maria, the woman who had rescued Coral, adopted her, and together, they formed an unbreakable bond of love and loyalty.

With the help of the Kia grant, Coral and her puppies embarked on a journey from San Antonio to the Washington, D.C., area, where their new families eagerly awaited their arrival. The trip was filled with laughter, joy, and the sound of wagging tails as the adoptive families welcomed their new furry family members with open arms.

As Coral and her puppies settled into their new homes, they discovered the true meaning of love and security. They were no longer alone on the harsh streets of San Antonio but cherished members of families who adored them. The Kia grant made it all possible, ensuring that deserving pets like Coral and her puppies could find their forever homes with the support and generosity of kind-hearted organizations and people.

And so Coral’s story went from one of hardship to one of hope, proving that, with a little love and a lot of compassion, even the most vulnerable creatures can find their happily ever after.

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