COVID-19 Operation Grant

Oktibbeha County Humane Society: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The $1,000 grant was used to purchase medical tests and vaccinations for 150 shelter animals.

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

The Petfinder Foundation grant helped to provide for medical testing and vaccinations for 150 animals in our care during the COVID-19 pandemic. With limited operations for more than 10 weeks, we are having shelter animals staying in our care far longer than normal, requiring more vaccinations and medical care than we would normally have to provide. The Petfinder Foundation grant has helped to provide for this unexpected cost and to ensure our shelter animals stay healthy and ready for adoption!

How many pets did this grant help?

150

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

Gigi is a senior dachshund who came into the shelter as a stray on May 27. She received a heartworm test and distemper vaccination provided by grant funding from the Petfinder Foundation. She is currently still at the shelter waiting for her owner to reclaim her; if she is not claimed by the end of her stray hold period, Gigi will become available for adoption.

Texas Humane Heroes: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The funding was used to continue our efforts to rescue animals from across the state of Texas. Every week we rescue dozens of dogs and cats from shelters forced to euthanize for space. Because of the funding from the Petfinder Foundation, we are able to continue this important work. We used the funding to rescue more animals, including high-medical-needs animals such as Molly, a deaf and partially blind dog.

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

This grant made it possible for us to rescue, care for, medically treat, prepare for adoption, place in foster care, and adopt out dogs and cats in need.

How many pets did this grant help?

In May, 406 animals were rescued and 333 animals were adopted out.

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

Trixie (first five photos) was rescued from Palm Valley Animal Shelter. We were notified via Twitter that she was in need of rescue and had a broken leg that she did not put weight on. We rescued Trixie and had her evaluated by a veterinary team. It was determined that her leg needed to be removed to give her the best quality of life.

After her surgery, she spent time recovering in foster care with a team member at Texas Humane Heroes. She quickly recovered and learned how to walk without her forth leg. After four weeks of foster care and recovery, Trixie was put up for adoption … and found her forever home within the first three days she was on the adoption floor (fifth photo)!

We are so proud of Trixie’s success and her happiness. Because of grants like this one from the Petfinder Foundation, Texas Humane Heroes is able to continue to save the lives of animals like Trixie with severe medical conditions, heal them, care for them, and place them in their forever homes.

Rescue Every Dog: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The COVID-19 grant helped offset the drop in donations as well as adoptions once a stay-at-home order was issued. Funds were used to help support animal care, including helping to cover the cost of food, reduced staff, vet runs, etc. during this scary time.

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

The COVID-19 grant helped support Rescue Every Dog’s mission to remain open and continue helping animals as well as providing the best care for RED’s current animals. Rescue Every Dog is an organization that runs on grants and donations, something that dropped drastically when the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

How many pets did this grant help?

50

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

RED has a variety of animals, including ready-to-adopt animals, animals who need additional medical care and are in foster care longer-term, and sanctuary animals. A few animals who benefited specifically from this grant included Holly and Merry, two pug sisters who were scheduled to be euthanized in Texas until RED stepped in. These two sisters needed additional time in foster care, but were happily adopted together on May 24, 2020. Another animal who benefited from this grant was Morrie, an incredibly sweet senior FIV-positive cat who has an adoption pending after his vet check-up scheduled for May 27, 2020.

Rescue Animals in Need, Inc.: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The $500 was used to assist in paying the medical costs for the many kittens we have taken in this season during Covid-19.

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

The extra funds allowed us to assist many more kittens than we normally would have been able to afford. With the addition of the new fosters who were home during the pandemic and this money, we have taken in and adopted out 50% more kittens in the last three months than last year.

How many pets did this grant help?

15

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

Ceridwen is a 2-year-old female patch tabby whom we rescued from [an open-intake] shelter along with her five kittens. Ceri then adopted four additional kittens and was a fabulous mother for all nine! Now all of the kittens have been adopted and it’s Ceri’s turn. Her spay is now done thanks to the grant, and she is ready to go home. You can meet Ceri here.

Brookhaven Animal Rescue League: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We used the grant to purchase cleaning supplies and equipment. A few of the items were bleach, Wysiwash tablets and dispenser, squeegees and pooper scoopers.

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

The grant money provided us a way to purchase needed cleaning supplies without putting more strain on a stretched budget. Cleaning supplies are always needed to keep the shelter in good shape. I put the number of pets helped as 100, but it will be a much higher number by the time the supplies are all used.

How many pets did this grant help?

100

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

Purdie came in with a litter of seven babies. This grant helped us keep our isolation area clean. Purdie and her puppies eventually moved to a foster home and soon will be available for adoption. Here’s Purdie with her babies and an individual pic recently taken of one of her babies.

Bishop's Small Dog Rescue, Inc. NFP: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

This money helped us successfully assist on a hoarding situation due to the pandemic and helped 10 small dogs towards much better lives.

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

It assisted with funding for vetting and care for 10 hoarding-case dogs.

How many pets did this grant help?

10

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

This helped 10 dogs from a 49-dog hoarding case local to our area. All 10 dogs we took were small dogs and very undersocialized. With these much-needed funds, we were able to provide much-needed vet care and additional supplemental food for them. All but two of them, as of May 26, 2020, have found loving forever homes and those two remaining are pending adoption.

Demi's Animal Rescue: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The COVID-19 Operation Grant from the Petfinder Foundation was used to purchase food for the dogs, cats and kittens in our foster program. We experienced a large increase in capacity when COVID-19 hit, which quickly used up our resources. The Petfinder Foundation allowed us to continue taking animals as we were able to purchase food to keep rescuing!

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

Demi’s Animal Rescue is a foster-based animal rescue. We provide our fosters with all the supplies they need so that even if they lost their jobs, they can still help with our mission of saving animals. Having the resources available allows us to bring these fosters on board and saves more lives. This food allows us to take in more animals in need during this pandemic.

How many pets did this grant help?

25

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

Demi’s Animal Rescue was contacted by a woman who needed help with a litter of kittens and their mom. They had been rescued from a house that was on fire. Two kittens did not make it. The other three, still with their eyes closed, were saved. Mom came with ash still stuck under her nails when we received her.

We knew that as soon as these kittens were off their mom’s milk, they were going to require a lot of food to be kept fed and growing into healthy cats. The grant from the Petfinder Foundation allowed us to take this additional litter and mom into our care when they needed it most. The lady who rescued them was keeping them in her car.

We are so grateful to have assistance helping pets like this during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Humane Society of North Central Arkansas: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The funds were used to purchase cleaning supplies, necessary cleaning materials, and pet food for shelter animals in foster care and the shelter.

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

This grant helped us keep the dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens in the shelter cleaned and fed during the pandemic when we needed it the most. The pandemic caused our thrift store to close for two months; our thrift store is our main source of income.

How many pets did this grant help?

This grant was helped approximately 100 animals.

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

Reuben, a.k.a. Romeo (first photo) was adopted as a puppy but returned to the shelter as an adult. He spent six months at the shelter, and because of the pandemic, adoptions slowed down. This grant helped keep him fed and cleaned daily during the pandemic. He has now been adopted and is happy to have a family of his own.

Baxter, Briggs, and Barrett (second, third, and fourth photos) are a litter of babies whom were born in a foster home, they entered the shelter when they were big enough to be vaccinated. The pandemic slowed their adoption time, Briggs and Baxter have been adopted, however Barrett is still looking for his forever home. This grant helped keep the clean and fed during their neediest time.

Pickens County Humane Society: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The grant money awarded was used for medical care for surrendered animals.

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

The grant paid for Revolution, Pyran, and FCREP. All the pets who come through our doors receive these medications, and with our being a nonprofit organization, we are always in need of financial assistance to pay for them, especially during this unprecedented time of COVID-19 and the loss of funds due to it.

How many pets did this grant help?

The grant was able to help 12 pets.

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

We had two cats, Sassy (first photo) and Karma, surrendered who each had a very bad case of ear mites. We were able to treat them and they are doing well and now looking for their forever homes.

Living the Dream Rescue: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We used the money to help cover supplies purchased for animals in rescue when COVID hit. We also used the money to help provide food and supplies for newly arriving animals.

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

This grant helped dramatically offset the $2,000 dollars we spent to stock up on supplies needed during the shelter-in-place that began on April 1, 2020.

How many pets did this grant help?

200

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

Otis is a very large guy — he came in to the rescue in December at 25.5 lbs. We had Otis on a special weight-loss food and he lost 6 lbs. before being adopted during the Covid crisis. We were able to purchase a large bag of his food before the shelter-in-place began that we were then able to send home with his adopter so he had plenty of food.