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Grants in Action: APL

JANUARY 23, 2019

KDO was recently featured in the newsletter for the Animal Protective League (APL) for a new pilot program “that removes the financial barriers to maintaining a cat.”  See the image below for the full article of the program.


Our foster coordinator has scheduled at least two offsite-adoptions at senior facilities to promote the program, and several long-time shelter cats have gotten homes that they might not otherwise have gotten, including Paddy (I just have to add a photo so that you can see his great ears!). Paddy tested positive for FIV when he came into the shelter in 2016, and he has occasional skin flare-ups that require medication. The KDO program removed the barriers that kept him from adoption.  


KDO has made seniors happy and cats happy. KDO also has made our staff so happy to see cats get loving homes outside the shelter.


Evelyn Taylor

Resource Development Coordinator


We LOVE seeing and hearing about the success of different programs, especially pilot programs as there are so many different ways to enrich the lives of seniors in our community.

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“We assisted one particular client who is a single female in her late 60s with her utilities. She had some unexpected health issues, which resulted in unexpected medical bill. Being on a fixed income making sure that her all of her bills were paid on time was becoming a challenge. Thankfully through the assistance of KDO we were able to pay her CWLP bill so she didn’t get disconnected. Her appreciation was so great that she was moved to tears and later mailed us a thank you card. So many of our senior clients are like this individual in that they are living on a fixed income, their dollar isn’t going as far, they face unexpected bills, but don’t have the money to fall back on.”

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Patrick McConnell, Area Director

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