South Suburban Humane Society: Animal Care EXPO
What was the money or product used for?

We were grateful to receive the $250 grant from the Petfinder Foundation. We used it to purchase dog food through our Purina Shelter Champions program for the dogs in our care.

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

The state of animal sheltering in the Chicagoland area has been a challenging landscape so far in 2018. As we are operating at capacity daily, we are utilizing 78 lbs. of dog food every day. This amounts to $34 daily and represents a strain on our budget. The grant helped us to fill that budget gap.

How many pets did this grant help?

61 dogs for seven days

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

Sip has been in the care of the SSHS for nearly two years. An exuberant hound mix, he struggles to find the right family, but thanks to a staff and a core group of volunteers who are dedicated to him, he stays healthy and happy in the kennels. He loves playgroups and regularly has sleepovers with volunteers. Meet him: www.petfinder.com/petdetail/40006217