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South Wood County Humane Society: Shelter+ Challenge Grant Report

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

Shelter+ Challenge grant funds were used to vaccinate and spay/neuter senior cats. The adoption fee is waived for these cats in an effort to adopt out in a timely manner.

Reducing the adoption fee for senior cats decreases average length of stay for these animals which allows more cats to be transferred onto the adoption floor. Decreasing length of stay allows Shelter staff to work more efficiently and lessens drain on resources.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Ethel came into the Shelter as a stray pregnant. After having her babies, Ethel spent months at the Shelter waiting for a new forever home. Months went by and then finally one year. Recently, Ethel found her forever home with a very loving family.

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