Coastal Pet Rescue: Petfinder Adoption Options in Action Grant (Invitation Only)
What was the money or product used for?

Vaccine purchases for dogs and cats as well as heartworm tests and FIV/FELV tests. We still have $400 set aside to do improvements on our play yard. Unfortunately, we were hit by two hurricanes and a tropical storm (Hermine, Julia and Matthew) and everything we wanted to do got delayed due to weather and storm damage or cleanup. We hope to have the ground ready to try again in January.

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

Because we previously used a private vet clinic for everything, we were able to start doing some of the tests and vaccines on the pets in our care ourselves, which helped us save on costs. We've been able to almost double our feline intake as their costs-to-adoption fee ratio are so high, we've not had a lot of funds for them. Doing vaccines and tests in-house is saving us on clinic costs and allowing us to have more come through our doors.

How many pets did this grant help?

50 dogs and 25 cats

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

In August, Coastal Pet Rescue was contacted by another agency which said it was being forced to relocate and needed a place for 20 animals. We drove up to the facility and took five dogs ranging from 1 to 6 years old. Among the group were a brother and sister pair who had been recently returned after having been adopted as puppies from the group. The sister was quick to trust, and found a home about a month later. The brother, Coal, clearly did not think much of people and did not understand that they could be nice. While the other four have been adopted because of their outgoing personalities, sweet and reserved Coal is still waiting in his foster home for a family willing to invest in him. Meet Coal: www.petfinder.com/petdetail/36070884