The money was used to subsidize 10 adoption fees. These adoption fees are used to support the costs associated with preparing an animal for adoption, including spay/neuter and vaccinations.
This grant helped our organization by providing an incentive to get certain high-need animals into homes. This helped the pets in our care because they were particularly in need of getting out of the shelter environment due to health issues, behavioral issues, or age. Also, with high-need and hard-to-adopt animals finding homes, we are able to make more space for additional animals.
Wild Bill is a 2-year-old pit bull/heeler mix. He was brought to the WCSPCA as a stray and tested positive for heartworms. He was a resident at the shelter for longer than average and started to display signs of high stress due to the hectic environment. His health issues made it difficult to find an adopter.
Thanks to Purina’s support, we were able to market Wild Bill on social media with a waived adoption fee. Wild Bill was soon adopted by a loving family. He is now living the farm life, with plenty of land to run free on and two little boys to keep him active — a perfect situation for Bill. The family appreciated the waived adoption fees, as his heartworm treatment will be costly.