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Humane Society for Hamilton County: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We received $528 worth of P.L.A.Y beds to use for our dogs and cats. These were used to increase comfort and quality of life for our pets.

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

Since receipt of the beds, HSHC has received 1,014 animals. These animals, and the ones to follow, will benefit from these beds. Following use, we are able to launder the beds and continue use.

How many pets did this grant help?

1014

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

Meet Gabriel! As a deaf senior, Gabriel immediately felt out of place at HSHC. When he found comfort, it was in the snuggles of humans and the warmth in his kennel. He especially loved his new bed, curling up and enjoying the new plush bed he had previously not known. We are so grateful for the support of the Petfinder Foundation and their gift. So is Gabriel.

From his Petfinder profile: “Who’s a good boy? Gabriel is! The staff and volunteers at the shelter will tell you how even-tempered and chill he is. Gabriel is 9, neutered and housebroken. And aside from a few freckles on his snout, he’s solid white and gorgeous. He is good with kids and other dogs, so he’d make the perfect family pet! (Gabriel would pretty much make the perfect pet for anyone.) His foster family told us that ‘Gabe’ spent a good amount of time snoozing on the couch with their elderly chihuahua. His other favorite activities were watching their small children play on the floor, sniffing around in the yard and (yes!) going for walks. ‘Gabe is an excellent companion and really loves being around his people,’ says his foster mom. And the shelter’s behaviorist says, ‘Gabriel is just a great dog overall!’ So, what are you waiting for? Come and meet this sweet handsome fella.” Meet Gabriel here.

Humane Society for Hamilton County: Orvis Animal Care Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The grant funding was used to support our Homeward Bound for the Holidays campaign. During the month of December, we chose the top 10 dogs and top 10 cats (based on their length of stay at the shelter) to be the “Featured 20” for the campaign. Your generous donation was used to help support the dog portion of the program. We used the funds to spay/neuter the dogs that were not already altered and the remaining funds were used to feed and shelter the dogs until they found their homes. A small portion of the funds was also used towards printing flyers to promote the adoption campaign.

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

Every animal is required to be spayed/neutered before it leaves our facility. By altering the featured dogs, every dog was able to go home the day of their adoption; instead of waiting a day or two to be altered at one of our participating vets. This way pets got go home right away and enjoy their new families just in time for the holidays. When animals are already altered, they are more appealing to potential adopters. There is no doubt this contributed to our 70% successes rate of dogs being adopted through our Homeward Bound for the Holidays campaign.

How many pets did this grant help?

10

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

Princess Penelope came to our shelter as a pregnant stray. She gave birth to her litter of puppies in a foster home. She was a wonderful mother to them all. When they were old enough, her puppies were available for adoption. And like most puppies, they all found homes right away. However, Princess Penelope didn’t. In fact, she waited over a year before her family found her. Everyone wants puppies, but who wants a 3 year old Pit Bull mix that has had puppies? We knew there would be someone; it would just take a much longer time to find the perfect fit. And thanks to your donation and support of our Homeward Bound for the Holidays campaign, Princess Penelope was adopted by a wonderful family on December 21, 2013 – just in time for Christmas.