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Summers County Humane Society: Orvis Dog Enrichment Grant Report

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

It was used to promote the adoption of rescue animals. On Feb. 14, 2015, Summers County Humane Society held a Sweetheart Adoption event. Every pet adopted received a microchip, new collar and leash, small bag of food and a bucket of goodies. All pets were spayed/neutered, up-to-date on all vaccines, heartworm-negative and parasite-free. Adoption fees were waived, but donations were gladly accepted.

It helped us to reduce the cost of adoptions, showcase our adoptable pets and give back to the community by helping them find new furry family members at a reduced fee.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Felise (Tash) and Noel (Tris), first photo, were just two weeks old when they came into our program. It was certain from day one that they would be big girls once they were grown. They were so bonded to each other, we were so happy that they were adopted together, by the same active family. The family has three teenagers and two active parents, so these girls will get the training, fun and loving that they will need, plus 35 acres of land to run and play on.

Sophie was dropped off at a foster family’s house while they were away from home on vacation. We didn’t know anything about her past. She was very loving, but had never been taught many manners. Because we could offer donation-only adoption fees, Sophie had several adoption applications. We were able to find the perfect home for Sophie, where she could get the attention she loved and the training that she needed.

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