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Humane Society of Morgan County: Bar Dog Operation Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The funds helped us replace artificial turf in our exercise lots. The total cost was $16,000, but the $750 really helped us. Because there were several funding sources for the project, adding the Petfinder Foundation’s Bar Dog grant to the list gave added prestige to our requests and demonstrated that multiple contributions of similar amounts would help us reach our goal.

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

Replacement of the turf was critical because several rips had turned into deep holes, and muddy dogs were the result. We needed artificial turf to help make it easier for our rescues to learn housetraining as a result of their experience in the shelter. More importantly, artificial turf makes it much easier to disinfect the area and keep disease under control.

How many pets did this grant help?

All the dogs that pass through our center: on average, 20 dogs at a time, as they are rotated through each yard.

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

Jett and Raleigh are examples of the dogs who enjoy the area. Jett has been adopted, and Raleigh is in foster care to have experience in a family home. She is getting chicken training, dog training, and practice avoiding cars. Many of our foster dogs are adopted by their foster parents. Several families have expressed an interest in Raleigh. She is on Petfinder; you can meet Raleigh here.

Humane Society of Morgan County: Orvis Animal Care Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We purchased 12 large wading pools for the dogs’ exercise yard. For some reason, local retailers did not stock them as soon as expected, but we have now received all 12.

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

Though we have several canopies stretched across the exercise yard, it is still very hot on the artificial-turf surface. The dogs can easily drink, splash, or soak in the pools, and they LOVE it.

How many pets did this grant help?

It varies from time to time, depending on adoptions, but at average, our capacity is 20.

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

Lady, a 6-year-old miniature poodle, enjoys the pool in her area. She heads for it whenever she is outside. She is awaiting her spay and a dental before she can be adopted, but we anticipate a quick adoption as soon as she recuperates and is advertised.

Humane Society of Morgan County: Purina Adoption Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We reduced the price of adoptions for seniors and senior pets.

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

Most importantly, it helped make adoptions of senior dogs more attractive, and senior adopters frequently like senior dogs. Of course, every adoption clears a space for a new abandoned dog to inhabit until we can find it a forever home.

How many pets did this grant help?

5

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

Ms. Morgan is a senior citizen who lives with her daughter on her own part of the property that they share. She had papillions for many years and her last papillion passed away in August 2020. Ms. Morgan was so sad and missed her dog so much. She didn’t know what to do without a dog to care for.

Her daughter took her to Animal Control in Henry County to look at dogs, and they were walking through the kennels and saw Finn. She called him to her and he came over to the front of the kennel and licked her hand through the gate. That was all it took: Ms. Morgan was in love. Finn was going to be her dog.

Finn was rescued from Animal Control by the Humane Society of Morgan County right after they saw him, so Ms. Morgan called us and talked to Ellen. Ellen just knew Ms. Morgan would be perfect for Finn. She came and completed the adoption right away. She said Finn is with her when she does yard work, enjoys riding in the car, goes on walks with her, and loves to run around her huge fenced-in yard.

He’s protective of her when an unknown person or a strange car comes around, and he barks to let her know. He’s so much company for Ms. Morgan, he even sleeps with her under the covers and loves to steal her warm spots in the bed. She said, “Finn is my baby!”

We are so thankful for this grant from the Petfinder Foundation and Purina that allowed the senior citizens extra help adopting these great dogs, because it will help impact their lives and the lives of the dogs as well. #ChangingLives is our goal for every dog and cat adopted from us, as well as every human who adopts from us.

Humane Society of Morgan County: Emergency Medical Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money from this grant was used to help three dogs: Bridgette, Aiden and Rush. Rush had severe skin issues and the other two had dental work done on them.

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

This helped us to be able to treat these issues that needed to be taken care of so that they could be adopted.

How many pets did this grant help?

Three

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

Rush came into us from Animal Control with very severe skin issues. The skin issues took several months for us to resolve. We had to change her diet several times and had to give her a bath every week. With the help of this grant we were able to find out the exact problem that she had. She was adopted by a great family on a farm for her to use all of her energy.