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Breckinridge County Animal Shelter: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money was used to sponsor hard-to-adopt animals and make sure they were altered and updated on shots. This covered sponsorship for 20 animals to help find their forever homes.

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

It helped with spay/neuter and vaccines for the hard-to-place animals we have for adoption.

How many pets did this grant help?

20

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

Yes, this dog was adopted. Gopher was a stray found living in a pile of trash as a 6-month-old puppy. He was a hard dog to catch; we had to trap him after a few failed attempts at catching him. He had been at the shelter for five months and was still shy and didn’t like to come up to the cage when new people came through the shelter, so he was overlooked a lot.

After showing him outside in the play yard to a few families, they saw that he was a sweet, loving pup who just took time to trust people. A sweet family with kids came in and met the sweet pup. They had lost everything, along with their dog, in a house fire. They were now in a new place and looking to find a new family member, but still on a limited income at the time. So this grant helped a family and a dog who had lost everything find each other and rebuild a life together.

Breckinridge County Animal Shelter: Petfinder Adoption Options in Action Grant (Invitation Only) Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Restore and renovate trailer donated to animal shelter for community cat room.

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

It helped by allowing us to get the chairs, cat towers, beds, toys, bowls, and litter pans for inside the cat room. It also helped with supplies for the cats and storage for the supplies.

How many pets did this grant help?

10 cats are in the cat room now and many more are to come.

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

We have had four kittens since they were 8 weeks old and they are still with us three months later. They were getting bored in cages in the shelter and one had stopped eating. Once the cat trailer was done, we moved them all, with some others their age, out to the cat room. They have come back to life and really started to show their personalities. They all love the freedom they have to play and roam around freely. After only being out in the cat room for three days, one of the four kittens was adopted.

Breckinridge County Animal Shelter: Petfinder Adoption Options in Action Grant (Invitation Only) Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Dog/puppy play yard project

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

The play yard project has really given our dogs a safe, comfortable and enriching place to play. We noticed that the dogs are showing their true colors once in the play yard. Playgroups have also become a daily enrichment since the play yard project was completed. Our volunteers are thrilled to have a place to interact with the dogs. The public/community has really embraced our play yard as well. They have donated new toys, treats and a kiddie pool just for the play yard. They love our updates on social media and want to give back to our dogs in need. The dogs in our care are truly benefiting in many ways, all thanks to the play yard.

How many pets did this grant help?

100, and more to come!

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

Burt and Ernie were two German shepherd brothers who came into the shelter as owner-surrenders. Their owner was diagnosed with an illness and could not care for them any longer. We knew adopting out two bonded adult brothers would not be easy. After posting a picture of the brothers in the play yard, we had a wonderful family come by the shelter to meet them. We walked the family into the play yard to introduce everyone. They soon fell in love with Burt and Ernie! Burt was showing off all his tricks and spunky characteristics on the puppy play ramps. Ernie was giving kisses to their youngest granddaughter. The family got to see Burt and Ernie’s real personalities in the play yard, which made them adopt. Everyone got a happy ending!