Oshkosh Area Humane Society: Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The grant funds were used for senior animal adoption assistance, including costs associated with needed medication and/or special food for seniors with medical conditions.
Potential adopters may be wary of adopting an older animal because of known, and unknown, medical issues and the cost of treatment. Relieving some of the financial burden of caring for the animal removes barriers to adoption!
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Pina Colada is a beautiful senior girl of approximately 9-10 years who came in as a stray. She is extremely sweet and affectionate. Medical diagnostics indicated hyperthyroidism along with severe digestion issues. Different treatments and food trials were introduced and she started doing well on a combination of prednisolone (a steroid) and Felimazole to treat her overactive thyroid. She was also successful with a new food called Science Diet GI Biome and canned food, Proplan EN. The cost of her medication and special diet for one year is $785, which we are sponsoring for her adopter. On Jan. 2, 2020, Pina Colada was adopted! We are so happy she found a loving home and we are grateful we can support her adopter by helping with the costs of her care.