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The Animal Care Society: WAHL Grooming Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The donation of Wahl shampoo was (and is) being used to bathe our dogs upon intake and throughout their stay at The Animal Care Society. This makes them clean, which makes them feel better, and also look better, which makes them more adoptable.

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

This grant of Wahl shampoo is helping our organization because we do not have to go out and buy shampoo to bathe our dogs. When an animal comes into the shelter, he or she is often dirty, smelly, has fleas, has mats, etc. This grant helps us bathe our incoming dogs, which makes them happier and more adoptable.

How many pets did this grant help?

30 so far

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

Attached are photos of Cosmo, a Shih Tzu/Pug puppy who came to The Animal Care Society several months ago. Cosmo is adorable and a desirable breed, but because his previous owners neglected to socialize him, he is a special little guy who is going to need a patient and understanding home. Cosmo is very fearful of new people and situations and will bite out of fear. For the past couple of months, however, he has been going home in the evenings with one of The Animal Care Society’s staff members and slowly but surely learning how to trust new people and tolerate new situations. He is not as fearful of new situations and has learned how to “sit” and “come.”

Cosmo, as a Shih Tzu/Pug mix, has a strange type of hair that becomes oily very quickly and looks like he hasn’t had a bath in weeks when it’s really only been a few days. With this grant of Wahl shampoo, he has been receiving regular baths that make him smell fresh and clean. They also make his fur softer and make him look nicer overall. We are hoping that with his new training, trust, and clean appearance, Cosmo will find his furever home by Christmas. If not, he will enjoy the perks of living at The Animal Care Society (such as getting his Wahl shampoo baths) until he finds that perfect furever home — no matter how long it takes. Thank you.

The Animal Care Society: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The FVRCP vaccinations are being used to vaccinate our cats and kittens when they are due for their shots.

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

As a non-profit, no-kill shelter, ACS relies heavily on the financial support received from the community to help us succeed in our mission of giving displaced dogs and cats in our community a second chance at finding the love and happiness they so deserve. Without this support, hundreds of dogs and cats would have a very bleak future. With this grant of FVRCP vaccinations, we are able to vaccinate fifty cats and kittens at no cost to us. On behalf of all the dogs and cats who, because of our efforts, are already enjoying their new lives as much-loved pets, as well as the thousands more hoping for a similar future, thank you for your contribution.

How many pets did this grant help?

This grant will help 50 cats or kittens.

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

Since receiving this generous grant, we have adopted out 24 cats and kittens. We also brought in a very pregnant cat whom we named Tina. The same day that Tina came in to the shelter, she went home with one of our wonderful fosters. Two days later, Tina gave birth to a large litter of 8 kittens. There are 4 boys and 4 girls, named: Tulip, Telulah, Talia, Tilly, Theodore, Thaddeus, Thatcher and Thayer. Because we had your grant of FVRCP vaccinations, Tina has received both of her FVRCP shots, has been spayed, and is now living comfortably at the shelter until she goes to her furever home. She actually has an approved application on her, but because we don’t adopt out black cats in October (because of Halloween), she will go home on November 1st. Tina’s kittens have received all 3 FVRCP shots and are at the shelter ready for adoption. They are happy, playful, healthy kittens ready to find their furever homes. Thatcher has an application on him and he will hopefully be going home soon. Attached are some pictures of Tina and a few of her kittens. We genuinely appreciate the gift of this grant and for everything the Petfinder Foundation does for the animal community. Thank you.