Whatcom Humane Society: COVID-19 Operation Grant

What was the money or product used for?

These grant funds were used to purchase an approximately one month supply of Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet dry foods for shelter dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens. This food was provided twice daily to all these shelter animals as their primary nutrition source.

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

This grant was greatly helpful by providing the funds for approximately one month to purchase food for shelter dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens. A consistent and healthy diet for all shelter animals is critical in providing the best possible care for these animals until they are adopted into their forever homes. Providing for abandoned, injured, abused or neglected animals in need is a core principle of the WHS mission statement. This grant allowed WHS to continue our mission for the animals in our care.

How many pets did this grant help?

121

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

Mabel was a beautiful 8-year-old tortoiseshell who arrived as a stray at the WHS domestic animal shelter at the end of May 2020. This sweet girl was missing most of her teeth and because of this, she needed a home without dogs, other cats, or small children, as loud noises and other animals would be too overwhelming for her without her natural ability to defend herself.

With these requirements, Mabel was anticipated to be a more challenging adoption than most. Mabel spent nearly a month at the WHS shelter, patiently awaiting the perfect forever home that would provide just the quiet and comforting environment she needed. With her sweet personality, adorable face, and inclination to be a lap cat, Mabel found her forever family on June 22 and she has since been adopted into a perfect home.

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