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Gerda's Equine Rescue, Inc.: Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant Report

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

Adoption fees and blanket.

The grant helped us find two senior horses, who'd previously had no interest, homes within a few weeks of posting! Because we were able to adopt out these two guys, we were able to take in another two horses in need as well!

How many pets did this grant help?


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

The grant was used to help get two senior horses adopted! Breezy (first three photos) was a 20+-year-old palomino gelding who had been at GER for a few months with no interest until the Petfinder Foundation grant! We’d hoped to find Breezy a home for Christmas, and after posting that his adoption fee waived and we’d include a six-month supply of hydration hay and a blanket thanks to the grant, he found a home within a week! He was adopted by a grandmother who has grandchildren who will love on this kind and gentle guy when they come visit.

Breezy’s adopter grows her own hay, so she didn’t need the hydration hay and wanted the funds to help another horse in need, if possible. We checked with the Petfinder Foundation and they let us use the funds to waive the adoption fee of another senior horse, Tori (fourth and fifth photos)! Tori had been at the rescue for more than a year, but a few weeks after we posted that her adoption fee was waived, she was adopted by the most amazing woman for her! Thank you, Petfinder Foundation.

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