Reports From This Organization

Harbor Humane Society: Purina New Year, New Home Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

To provide fee-waived adoptions for 80 cats.

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

This grant helped to subsidize the $25 adoption fee on 80 cats. Utilizing open adoptions, we found great homes for these cats, many whom had had long lengths of stay.

How many pets did this grant help?

80

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

Casper originally came to Harbor Humane Society as a stray in 2016, and he was adopted soon after. Unfortunately, in June 2018, he ended up back at Harbor Humane Society due to a change in his owner’s lifestyle. Casper was somewhat territorial in his cage and would “attack” kennel staff when they tried to open the cage. We decided to see if Casper would act differently outside of that environment and he was put into office foster with our executive director and operations manager. Within a few hours, Casper showed his true nature. The staff took to calling him Caspuurrrr because of his loud purrs when he was pet. He loved hugs, playing, and sitting in the window sill. It was incredible to see his personality bloom. After 60 days of waiting for his home, he finally found the perfect match. Casper went home with another long-term resident cat and they are living a life filled with sunny windows, catnip, and ear scratches.

Harbor Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money was used for the care of a kitten, Frank, who has been with us since June 20, 2017.

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

It helped support Frank.

How many pets did this grant help?

2

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

We used the grant to sponsor the adoption fees of Frank (first photo) and his friend Carl (with Frank in the second photo). Additional funds from the grant were used to cover Frank’s medical costs. From Frank’s Petfinder profile: “I am a fun kitten who loves to chase my kitten friends. I’m a vocal boy who likes to play and cuddle. My special trick is that I can fall asleep while sitting up!”
Meet Frank: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/38897128
Meet Carl: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/38895152

Harbor Humane Society: Play Yard Renovation Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money was used to purchase items to upgrade our play yards. We participated in Dogs Playing for Life in June 2017. The funds paid for the following:
Walkie-talkies for playgroup staff
PetSafe Spray Shield Animal Deterrent
Pet Corrector Air Horns
Five gates between our play yards
Storage containers
Shade screens
Ball bungees for shade screens

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

It helped us make our play yards easier and safer to use. The gates were by far the best investment we made. The gates between the play yards allow us to manage playgroups better by being able to make it easy to combine groups of dogs. The sun shades have been a great addition to allow some shade on hot days when the pea gravel in the runs heats up. Also, it has been great to have the storage containers with the Dogs Playing for Life tools in each play yard. Also, the walkie-talkies have made it much easier and safer for our staff to communicate with each other.

How many pets did this grant help?

This grant will help thousands of pets, and we have only just begun. Playgroups are an essential part of what we do, and we have noticed a definite reduction of stress in dogs who enjoy participating. It has been a great way for us to really see what the personality is of the dog and for staff to get to know the dogs better as well.

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

Bear and Lexi (first photo) are a bonded pair who love playing with other dogs. At first, we were unsure how they would accept another dog into their pack. Through playgroups, they made friends with Katniss, who was very scared and shy. Lexi and Bear showed Katniss that people are fun and not scary! Katniss has been adopted but Bear and Lexi are still waiting for their forever homes.

Meet Bear: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/39553197
Meet Lexi: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/39362114

Harbor Humane Society: KONG Toy Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Kong Toy Grant: In-kind donation of Kong products

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

Kongs are one way we help reduce kennel stress in dogs. Most dogs get a Kong at least a few times a week. We also use them for dogs who love to chew and puppies who are teething, and we use frozen Kongs for a nice cool down treat after playing outside.

How many pets did this grant help?

100

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

Tanya is a dog who loves to chew. She chews her bed, her toys, even herself. Giving her a daily Kong has helped curb this habit a little and has given Tanya something to do in her kennel. We will definitely be recommending Kongs to her adopter.

Harbor Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money was used to discount Figg’s adoption fee.

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

This helps us get pets adopted out more quickly. To help ensure their health.

How many pets did this grant help?

This grant helped one cat, Figg, which is who it was designated to help.

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

Figg was adopted on April 24, 2017. Figg had come to us as an owner surrender.

Harbor Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

See below.

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

The grant helped defray some of the cost of the care of Cerebral, who had been with us since July of 2015.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Cerebral came to Harbor Humane Society on July 22, 2015 as a pregnant 2-year-old. She gave birth to her kittens at our shelter, and they were all adopted. Unfortunately, no one seemed interested in her until Jan. 5, 2017. Cerebral won her adopters’ hearts by slapping at them in her kennel and not letting them stop petting her.

Harbor Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The $50 used was to help with Kera’s medical needs.

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

This grant of $50 helped the veterinary staff do a skin scrape on Kera to see why she was losing fur, along with blood tests to figure out her weight loss.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

This grant helped our senior cat named Kera. Kera was at Harbor Humane for 10 months and was overlooked due to a bald spot on her back and her weight. The grant allowed us to fix her bald spot and give her proper medication. She was adopted 1.5 months later!