2013 Happy Beginnings Grant Recipient #4

Posted by Jennifer on July 17th, 2013

A huge thank you to all the many shelters and rescues who are applying for grants, with their wonderful stories and photos of the abandoned pets they are helping go from homeless to adopted! Since we can’t publish them all, we’re just sharing the grant recipients’ stories here on our Shelter Blog. Here’s our 4th recipient…

Congratulations to the 4th $1,000 grant recipient from the 2013 Adopt-a-Pet.com Happy Beginnings FundHere’s how this grant will help their adoptions program create more Happy Beginnings for homeless pets like Priscilla and Elvis… don’t miss the photos at the end!

“No Kill” Central KY Regional Humane Society
Lancaster, KY
www.adoptapet.com/adoption_rescue/79143.html

  • Describe how a $1,000 grant will help your adoptions program create more Happy Beginnings for homeless pets:

If granted a Happy Ending grant it would allow our no kill shelter the ability to make a commercial about our shelter, the animals we give sanctuary to, & the adoption process that changes the lives of the animals and people who bring a shelter pet into their Forever Homes. With permission we would utilize the AdoptaPet logo & the branding in all media materials associated with the shelter source for adopting pets.
No Kill Central KY has a working relationship already with ABC Channel 36 WTVQ in Lexington where we are featured on a segment entitled “Pets Need Pals”. Having the extra funds would allow us to be able to incorporate more branding into the advertising processes reaching a broader audience in turn increasing the potential for more adoptions & users to the AdoptaPet website.
We would also print up adoption fliers that are generated from the site making them into smaller cards that we can hand out at our adoption events.

  • Tell us your favorite “Happy Beginnings” story about a pet you adopted into a loving home!

One of our favorite “Happy Beginnings” is about Sam & Bertie the two Miniature Dachshunds that were surrendered to our shelter as “mean and wild”. To the contrary, these two little minis’ were so frightened and scared that they were hunkered down in the pet carrier not wanting to come out. With lots of love and patience we won over these two cuties. They went to an outdoor festival in Lexington, KY where they were the two featured dogs for “Smooch the Pooch” and helped to raise $1,316.00 for our shelter. Not only did they raise monies to SOS-Save Our Shelter they were ADOPTED! Belinda Tarpley adopted the two of them together as bonded pair. She changed their names to Priscilla and Elvis! ROCK ON! No Kill Central KY works hard to make ADOPTION the OPTION the No Kill Way!

Thanks for any and all consideration,
Mark and all the Critters here waiting at No Kill Central KY Regional Humane Society


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