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Fox Valley Humane Association: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

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

The grant given to FVHA was part of the Sponsor a Pet program and was used to help sponsor the adoption of one of our Grey Muzzle dogs, Gator.

This grant helped with the adoption fee of a Grey Muzzle resident who was having a hard time finding her forever home. She spent a couple months on the adoption floor and she had actually been returned to the shelter once before finally finding the perfect fit.

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Gator, a Plott hound, was originally surrendered to the shelter due to there being a large amount of animals in the home. After being adopted a month later and returned after a few days due to the resident pets not adjusting well, Gator was placed up for adoption once again, but was having a hard time finding the perfect family.

About another month later (May) Gator was brought to an adoption event at our local PetSmart and was adopted by adult daughter and her mother who lived in Ripon. Gator was their first dog in a long time and they visited her both days of the adoption event. They spent time with her, walked her around the store and made sure they took the time to get to know her because of her previous return and not wanting to put her through the stress of another home change without being positive.

Finally, after great times together and meetings both days, the two of them decided to take her home on Sunday, the final day of the event. They were excited to give Gator her forever home. They checked in with us about a month after adopting and said that she was adjusting wonderfully and they loved her very much.

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