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Washington County SPCA: Purina Adoption Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

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.

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

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.

How many pets did this grant help?

10

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

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‚Äôs 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.

Washington County SPCA: KONG Toy Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The product was used to provide enrichment for the more than 200 dogs in our care at any given time.

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

KONG products give anxious dogs a less destructive outlet for their natural chewing instinct in reaction to the anxiety they may be experiencing due to abandonment or the shelter environment. An outlet for anxiety and excess energy like the KONG products provide helps animals to be more easily adoptable.

How many pets did this grant help?

1200

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

Dudley (first photo) is a very sweet and loyal boy who was surrendered by his owner to the shelter. Sadly, he was not thriving in the shelter environment. He was very timid at first, but once he gets to know you he is very sweet and loving. The Kong toys provided staff a way to connect with Dudley. Thanks to a post on our Facebook page featuring this adorable picture of Dudley enjoying a peanut-butter stuffed KONG, he was fostered for the holidays and we are hoping it turns into a permanent placement.

Washington County SPCA: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We received a donation of P.L.A.Y. beds.

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

We use the designer Chill Pads in the office to welcome animals who are stressed and are having difficulty adjusting to the shelter. We also use them for animals recovering from surgery. The beds are the perfect size, as they fit in the kennels and the washing machine.

How many pets did this grant help?

100 (and still continuing)

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

The picture is of Joe. He was surrendered at the shelter and was having extreme separation anxiety. We set up a Chill Pad and kept him in the office for a couple of days to help transition him to the shelter. He was adopted shortly after we featured him on Facebook and Instagram.