Reports From This Organization

Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter: Purina New Year, New Home Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

To cover adoption fees related to a reduced-adoption-fee promotion to help adopt out dogs before kennel painting.

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

It ensured that funds needed for caring for the animals were not lost when adoption fees were reduced, and allowed us to draw attention to animals in need of placement.

How many pets did this grant help?

10

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

Jack was a beagle who just couldn’t seem to find the right fit. Despite the fact that he was an outgoing and friendly fella, people just seemed to pass him by. Thanks to our discounted adoption-fee promotion, we were able to highlight dogs like Jack who needed some extra attention to find their new families! A family saw Jack’s promotion card on Facebook and came in and took him home. He is loving the family life!

Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter: WAHL Grooming Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter received a Wahl Shampoo grant valued at $79.70 to assist with the grooming needs of our shelter pets.

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

The Wahl shampoo has worked wonders with a number of dogs in the kennel who needed everything from a quick clean-up to longer term-treatment of skin issues. Many of the animals we have coming into the shelter are dealing with neglect-related skin issues, and the Wahl shampoo is a soothing comfort while we wait for proper care and nutrition to take effect in getting them back to full health.

How many pets did this grant help?

30

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

Frenchie was scheduled to be euthanized just a day after we got her from a local, over-crowded shelter. Pregnant, Frenchie arrived looking like she was about to give birth any day and we quickly got her to foster care, where, a short while later, she gave birth to a large litter of puppies. After doing a wonderful job (with an assist from her foster mom) caring for all 12 of her puppies, Frenchie came back to the shelter, depleted and in need of her own nursing. Twelve hungry babies can take a lot out of a mom, and she had given all she could for her puppies. After some TLC and a few baths with the Wahl shampoo, she was ready for her second chance at a home. Her puppies have all been adopted, but Frenchie is still waiting for her new family to come for her. Until then, she is having fun dressing up for Halloween and getting lots of love from our staff and volunteers every day!

Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter: One Picture Saves a Life Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

New camera, photoshop software, pet care products

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

This grant allowed our staff to take better photographs of our adoptable pets to use on Petfinder. This has increased traffic to our Petfinder and potentially helped get our pets adopted quicker.

How many pets did this grant help?

n/a

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

I have attached photos of Franklin before and after taking the workshop that the grant allowed me to attend. You will see that Franklin had an awful photo originally, showing him uncomfortable and undesirable. His new photo, thanks to the camera and training provided by One Picture Saves a Life, shows how stunning Franklin really is. Although he is still not adopted, his views on Petfinder have certainly increased! Thank you for this opportunity!