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Grant Recipient #16: Tri County Humane Society

Posted by Jennifer on September 26th, 2011

Congratulations to the recipient of our 16th grant!

We’ve received so many wonderful submissions for the Purina Veterinary Diets® Adopt-a-Pet.com $50,000 Veterinary Care Fund! We are so moved by the amazing lengths rescues and shelters go to give homeless pets a chance at getting healthy so they can be adopted – and think you will be too! So we’re sharing some of the submissions, and all of the recipients’ stories here on our Shelter Blog. Here’s how a $2,000 grant would (or, in the case of our recipients, WILL) change the life of a pet or pets in their care:

Tri County Humane Society
Boca Raton, FL
http://www.adoptapet.com/adoption_rescue/74230.html

Thank you very much for the opportunity to submit materials for this funding.

We are amazed at the effectiveness of our Adoptable Pet postings on this website.  An Owner Surrendered Standard Poodle had close to 700 Profile Previews in the 12 days that she was here prior to her adoption into a new, loving home.  Two people came in holding pictures that they had downloaded from your website.

Thank you for helping us increase exposure for our available pets, and for our Shelter in general.  Adopt-a-Pet.com is an excellent resource for capacity building.

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Tri County Humane Society is a private non-profit 501(c)3 100% no-kill animal shelter. We rely solely on adoption fees, private donations and grant opportunities such as this to rescue and re-home close to 1,500 dogs and cats each year.

We would use this $2,000 for emergency heartworm treatment. Two dogs we recently rescued from Kill-Shelters tested positive for heartworm. Even with some financial consideration from our partner veterinarian’s, treatment has been expensive and included draining fluid from around one dogs heart. This has contributed to the strain on our veterinary budget.

We have seen a significant jump in adoptions since we started posting adoptable pets on Adopt-a-Pet.com. An increase in adoptions means more openings in our Runs, which allows us to rescue from Kill-Shelters. We expect to see additional emergency care costs such as these as we rescue Owner Surrendered pets with similar undisclosed medial problems.

We would also use these funds to rescue animals from Kill-Shelters that need to be treated for demodex mange. We have rescued, treated and adopted out twelve so far in 2011.

Attached photos:

Artie, a two year old Japanese Chin mix with heartworm.
Duke, a six month old Rottweiler mix with demodex mange on his arrival, and Adoption Day.


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