Friends of the Bell County Animal Shelter: Petfinder Adoption Options in Action Grant (Invitation Only)
Friends of the Bell County Animal Shelter funded three adoption promotions at the Bell County Animal Shelter with the grant money we received from the AO in Action grant. During the months of July, September, and October we had three different promotions that offered half-price adoptions, lowering the adoption fee for shelter cats and dogs to $35 from the normal fee of $70. Friends used the grant funds to pay the additional $35 for each pet adopted.
By lowering the adoption fee, more pets were accessible to the public for adoption. Allowing people with less disposable income to be able to afford a much-wanted pet reduces the chances of those pets remaining homeless or being euthanized. Our organization paid the additional fees from the grant money, and space was freed up at the shelter for more animals
who come into the shelter.
Lindsey is unemployed but working at the Bell County Animal Shelter through the KTAP program for low-income mothers. She receives a small stipend for the work. She fell in love with Bella when she came into the shelter. Because of the reduced adoption fee, Lindsey was able to adopt her, and Bella received a spay, vet visit, worming, and a set of shots, all for $35. Bella is well on her way to a healthy future in a loving home thanks to the Petfiinder Foundation.