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Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We used our $1,000 to pay for the animal-care expenses for nine owner-surrendered cats. At a cost of $112 per animal, that covered their intake vaccinations and tests, their medical care in our shelter, food and other animal and sanitary supplies.

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

72.3% of Nevada SPCA’s intake in 2019 was owner-surrendered animals, and the Petfinder Foundation’s grant helped us continue to keep our doors open to Southern Nevadans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Las Vegas has been one of the hardest-hit communities during this crisis because of the casinos shutting down; over 65% of the state’s jobs are connected to casino gaming.

How many pets did this grant help?

9

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

Jackson the dog was surrendered by his family and adopted! Jackson is a pit bull mix who is a bundle of energy and needed a special someone who could keep up with him. Jackson found that someone: a physical therapist who cried when he realized that Jackson was his!

Eggs Benedict the kitten came in a box with his siblings after a good Samaritan found them outside. After Eggs recovered from an upper-respiratory infection, he was adopted by a woman who loved him so much, she came back for his brother, Syrup!

Nevada SPCA: Purina Adoption Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We used our Petfinder Foundation grant for the promotion and fee reduction for some of our long-stay pets. We ran the promotion for a month and were able to assist with adopting out 25 long-stay pets. Some of them had stayed with us more than 365 days!

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

This grant allowed us to waive/reduce the adoption fees for our long-stay pets in order to find them forever homes, all while freeing up kennel space to take in and save additional lives. We were also able to help educate the community on long-stay pets and senior pets and the amount of love that they can give.

How many pets did this grant help?

50

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

Queenie (first photo) was a 10-year-old senior who was with us for 1,265 days! She was a staff and volunteer favorite. Her hero came in multiple times to meet Queenie and create that special bond. Queenie was fostered for a week to ensure that the process was going to work long-term; Queenie’s new family came in the next week to adopt her for good. There was not a dry eye in the house. We love her so much and are so thankful the Petfinder Foundation was able to help us spread the word to find her forever home. Although we waived Queenie’s adoption fee thanks to your grant, Queenie’s adopters donated $200 dollars to help more animals in need.