Our grant to Friendship Animal Protective League in Elyria, Ohio, helped the group save homeless dogs from communities where they stood a very low chance of finding families. And if you donate to us through Global Giving from Oct. 14-Nov. 12, you’ll help twice as many at-risk dogs like Alana (above).
For those 30 days, Animal Planet’s R.O.A.R. is matching donations to the Petfinder Foundation dollar-for-dollar (learn more about the campaign here). Our grant money, Executive Director Gregory Willey tells us, has provided the most-needed care for facility’s companion animals, from spay and neuter surgeries to vaccinations.
“The money allows us to reach further out in to the community to rescue dogs and puppies from shelters where they might otherwise not have a chance to find a forever home,” Willey tells us.
“Alana was a 2-3-year-old stray Bulldog mix at [an open-admission shelter]. It is a shelter that has a lot of difficulty finding homes for the dogs they find,” Willey says. “We made arrangements for Alana to come up to Elyria and, within a week, Alana was off to her new home. Grants like the one received make this type of work possible. Alana is now happy in her new home and has the second chance that she deserved.”