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Noah's Ark SPCA/Humane Society: Orvis Animal Care Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

With the awarded funds, we were able to purchase multiple puzzle toys and durable chew toys for long-term residents in our facility. We were also able to purchase TWO tetherball systems — one for each of our yards for the dogs to play in.

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

This grant helped to enhance the quality of life and enrichment opportunities while animals are in our care, especially for long-term residents, who can suffer from boredom. This grant gave us the opportunity to allow our dogs to “be dogs again,” play with each other, get out of the shelter environment, and have entertainment while in our facility overnight. The puzzle games prevent boredom and reward the dogs with treats once they figure them out. Our dogs are so happy, and so are we!!

How many pets did this grant help?

At least 30

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

Jumbo is a long-term resident who has been in our facility for over three months now. He can stay however long he needs to before finding his furever home, but I could tell he started to suffer from boredom due to the amount of time he has been here.

Jumbo LOVES the puzzle toys and they prevent him from suffering from boredom or “kennel craziness.” Jumbo also really enjoys getting out of his kennel and playing with the tetherball set with the other dogs in our care. It truly improved his quality of life — and he is not the only one! Many dogs in our facility are LOVING the puzzle toys and tetherball sets.

We would not have had the funding if not for the Petfinder Foundation awarding us with this grant. Our fur babies and our team thank you!!! Meet Jumbo here.

Noah's Ark Gainesville Animal Shelter: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Lower adoption fees for sponsored animals

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

The dogs have not been adopted yet but will make their adoption fees lower to make it easier for someone to afford the adoption fee.

How many pets did this grant help?

2

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

The dogs sponsored are Opie (first photo) and Jr (second photo). From Opie’s Petfinder profile: “Opie is a 1.5-year-old male pit bull and weighs 60.1 lbs. He is heartworm-negative and current on his vaccinations. He will go home neutered, microchipped, parasite-free, and up-to-date on the age-appropriate vaccinations. He has a natural smile that will lure you in, so come meet and adopt him at Noah’s Ark Animal Shelter!” Meet Opie: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/34794523

From Jr’s Petfinder profile: “Jr is a 4.5-year-old pit who weighs 54 lbs. He has tested positive for heartworms and has started treatment to slowly kill the worms inside him. He will go home neutered, microchipped, parasite-free, and up-to-date on the age-appropriate vaccinations.” Meet Jr: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/34715960