Baltimore Humane Society: New Year, New Home
What was the money or product used for?

The $2,000 grant was used to facilitate free adoptions for adult dogs and cats in our shelter.

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

This grant enabled us to waive the adoption fees for many deserving pets, allowing us to find them new homes faster. Offering free adoptions brought more people to our shelter and enabled the animals to spend less time with us and more time with loving families. Finding these animals homes also allowed us to have more space for new animals, both those who were surrendered by their owners or those we could pull from overcrowded area shelters.

How many pets did this grant help?

Fifteen cats and 15 dogs; two dogs are still available for free adoption.

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

Rocky Balboa (first photo) was a 6-year-old male border collie that we pulled from Baltimore County Animal Services. He was listed as "rescue only" because of his obesity, meaning BCAS would only allow an approved rescue group to pull him into its program -- he was not available for adoption to the general public. He quickly became a staff and volunteer favorite and was adopted in only eight days by a loving family.

Jar Jar (second photo) was a 3-year-old male mixed breed that we pulled from Prince George's County to help alleviate crowding in that facility. After just 10 days on the adoption floor, Jar Jar went home with a new loving family.

Kit Cat (third photo) was a 2-year-old female domestic long hair cat who was surrendered by his owner but was adopted by a new loving family in just five days. The family decided to surprise their mom with a new family member after their previous cat passed away.