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Muncie Animal Care & Services: Orvis Animal Care Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We used Petfinder Foundation grant monies to purchase agility equipment and toys that can be enjoyed over and over, and are sturdy and washable, to enrich our dogs’ exercise time.

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

Outside time is so vitally important to our dogs mentally, emotionally and physically, and the equipment purchased is making their play moments even more positive. Since we have no shaded areas in the dog areas, we installed canopies in the corners of the play yards. On hot and sunny days, the dogs can enjoy the outside longer since they are not in constant direct sunlight and have shade available for them to relax under. The agility equipment also encourages potential adopters to interact and spend more time with our dogs. We want our dogs’ stays at MAC&S to be a loving and stimulating. The agility items will help keep them upbeat, active and more engaging to potential adopters.

How many pets did this grant help?

1,125 dogs

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

Beretta is a very active German shepherd who has had an extended stay at the shelter. He came in as a neglect case and is waiting for a court date to determine if he can be returned to the owner or be placed on our adoption floor. Beretta is so smart. Until we had the agility equipment, he didn’t have much to play with on his own in our exercise yards. He was frustrated and full of energy in his kennel. Now he can discover the different activities available to him. He is happier and more mentally stimulated.

Muncie Animal Care & Services: Purina New Year, New Home Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Petfinder Foundation grant money was used to reduce dog adoption fees from $100 to $50 and cat adoption fees from $65 to $30.

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

The Petfinder Foundation grant helped spotlight our adoptable animals in the paper and on Facebook. The “adoption special” encouraged the public to visit the shelter and meet our amazing animals, creating more foot traffic, more potential adopters and more supporters to think about homeless animals and to offer forever homes.

How many pets did this grant help?

This grant helped 33 cats and 17 dogs get adopted.

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

Chevy (first photo) is one of our dogs who was adopted for $50 through our Petfinder Foundation adoption special. She had been confiscated as part of a neglect case. There were several dogs in the home and two were locked in a room and not fed. One actually starved to death. Chevy was in our holding area for over nine months because she was a court case and for several months the owners did not come to the hearings. She was a staff favorite and was taken out every day for interaction. Finally, we were told by the prosecutor that Chevy was ours. She was spayed and put on the adoption floor. After less than a week, someone fell in love with Chevy and adopted her. She is now living the good life. Thank you for the grant funding to reduce her adoption fee and make her (and all of our adoptable animals) more visible in the paper and social media.