COVID-19 Operation Grant

Got Spots, Etc.: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money was used to pay for veterinary services at Berkshire Veterinary Hospital and Hilltowns Veterinary clinic. It was also used to purchase dog food, flea and tick prevention meds, as well as antibiotics.

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

It helped feed the rescues and pay vet bill for two new senior rescue dogs.

How many pets did this grant help?

4

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

Sam and Hershey (first photo) were two senior dogs (ages 11 and 12) who were surrendered to a high-[intake] shelter. Both dogs were surrendered with health records showing their ages. The elderly fella that owned them passed away 18 months ago and the wife could not care for them. The son housed them in a 20 x 20 pen. When he surrendered them, he relayed to shelter workers that they deserved better than to live in a pen with no human interaction.

Our group rescued them and they were flown to us via Pilots and Paws. They both immediately saw Dr Lynch. Sam was found to be heartworm-positive and had a bacterial skin infection. Hershey was found to be rather healthy.

Sam is currently on Keflex and Apoquel and will begin his doxycycline when the Keflex is done. Both dogs got started on Bravecto. Sam also gets an antimicrobial shampoo weekly for his infected skin.

Both dogs are very bonded and very affectionate. Needless to say, they love indoor living. They are not posted on Petfinder as of yet.

In addition, the money helped in the purchase of dog food which fed the rescues. Joyce, Halley, and Millie are adopted. Thank you for your grant!

Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue & Adoption, Inc.: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We used the funding for our general operation costs for dog/cat food, medication, vetting, emergency care and vaccines.

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

We had two dogs come in who needed emergency leg amputations. Because of the grant funding, we experienced less financial strain to care for these dogs and still help others in our care.

How many pets did this grant help?

30

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

Charles is 16 years old. He lost his home when his family had hard times. He has been patiently waiting for his forever home for over a year. His foster family says he is a lovebug who will seek out pets and belly rubs. He was diagnosed with diabetes when he arrived at our shelter, so this grant helped us to pay for his medicine and food. Meet Charles here.

Last Hope Cat Kingdom: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The funding provided helped with our considerable medical bills.

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

We have taken a lot of medical cases for injured dogs and cats this year. Some animals needed extensive veterinary care. The grant helped to pay some of our medical bills.

How many pets did this grant help?

2-3

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

Georgie was found abandoned, hiding under a bush with a badly mangled leg. We feared that amputation would be necessary, but with extensive veterinary as well as home care, he is doing well with all four legs now. We expect him to be adopted very soon!

Creatures by Theresa Zoo and Rescue: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Since we couldn’t have adoption events, we used the money for payments on utilities, insurance, and a partial building payment.

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

The $500 grant helped keep our payments on essential items up to date, so that when we started adopting animals again and doing other events, we were not playing catch-up with those bills. Thank you so very much!!!

How many pets did this grant help?

All 77. It kept our utilities up-to-date, paid insurance and assisted with a building payment.

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

This is Darwin, the white guinea pig. He came in with a buddy, Newton. Darwin was very skinny and not as chubby Newton. The grant funds helped him by getting him the medical care he needed. He had a bad respiratory infection, which kept him from eating well or feeling very well. After a long, steady course of antibiotics, he came around and started to eat much better. The second picture is the two of them in a carrier, headed to their new home.

Naperville Area Humane Society: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

These funds were able to cover the cost of spay surgeries for three dogs and one neuter surgery for a kitten.

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

This grant was able to help us to provide the needed spay/neuter surgeries to four pets, which enabled us to fast-track those animals into adoption. Our adoptions by appointment have successfully enabled us to adopt out animals during COVID.

How many pets did this grant help?

4

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

Stella (fourth photo) arrived to NAHS during COVID from a rescue transport that came from Arkansas. Stella was on death row and about to be euthanized if she was not transferred out. NAHS took in Stella right before her time was up, and thanks to this Petfinder Foundation grant, she was spayed and adopted within a week of arriving to us.

Here is an update from Stella’s new family: “We adopted Stella from NAHS and she has been the best pup. She loves the couch, piles of blankets, tennis balls, and her baby (a stuffed dog). She’s doing great walking on the leash and can’t wait to go to training once training facilities open again. She is incredibly smart and already knows how to sit, lie down, and give paw. Thank you for making the adoption process go smoothly. We just adore her.”

PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

This Covid-19 Operation Grant of $750 was used to provide food and supplies for the 26 cats in our adoption facilities as they waited for their new forever homes and four litters of kittens and their mamas who were in foster homes from April 23-May 2, 2020. During this three-week time period, $776.28 in expenses were covered by this grant.

We experienced a record adoption month in April 2020. Though we were in quarantine, we continued adopting pets through virtual procedures.

Our 19/20 kitten season was a record of 106 litters. The 20/21 kitten season is on track to outdo last year.

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

During March and April, Washington State experienced a record 16% unemployment. This led to a huge decrease in donations, both financially as well as in-kind gifts of food and supplies. This Covid 19 Operation Grant allowed PAWS to continue maintaining care of our feline population during this time. It provided food, litter and supplies to animals in our adoption centers until they were all adopted and we closed the two centers.

The grant provided food, litter and supplies to maintain the cats in our cattery, which not only houses cats with medical and behavior issues but also those in our cat sanctuary. It also allowed PAWS to provide food, litter and supplies to four litters of kittens and their mamas who are in our volunteer foster homes.

These expenditures occurred from April 23 through May 2, 2020.

How many pets did this grant help?

30 cats and four litters of kittens were provided with three weeks of food and supplies.

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

As Washington State moved into a full quarantine during end of March and the entire month of April, many animal shelters opted to close down completely and farm their animals into foster homes for the duration of the closures. An animal shelter in Auburn, WA, had a staff person contract the virus and they had to very quickly deposit animals away from their shelter and close. They sent out a plea to shelters all over Washington State looking for help.

PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap received four of their adult cats who were looking for new homes. We had a record adoption month in April and all four were featured on Petfinder and quickly adopted into new forever homes.

Caring Hearts Rescue: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The $250 grant went towards medical support for our senior dogs — thanks!

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

Medical expenses for our senior dogs is expensive. The grant helped one rescue dog receive a medical visit.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

The average cost of a medical visit for a senior dogs is around $500 for CHR. This grant helped a senior dog receive this much-needed visit. The dog who it helped, Maya, was recently diagnosed with cancer, so she will not be leaving our rescue.

From Facebook: “Important update on Maya. If you remember, Maya weighed only 2.5 lbs. at her rescue a few months back. She was making so much progress gaining weight, and we were attending to all her necessary surgeries and medical needs.

“Sadly, after making so much progress under our care, Maya was recently diagnosed with adenocarcinoma cancer. We’re providing her with the best care and frequent visits to the vet to make sure she is comfortable. Her foster family is doting on her and making sure her final months are as beautiful as possible.”

Humane Society of Broward County: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The $750 grant funding was used to fund the emergency surgery, medications, IV fluids, feeding bottles and formula for a mom dog and her seven puppies.

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

In addition to having the ability to provide the emergency surgery and hospitalization, we were able to purchase feeding bottles and formula for the puppies.

How many pets did this grant help?

The mom dog plus her seven puppies.

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

Minnie Pearl was a transfer from an overcrowded shelter in Alabama and arrived, very pregnant, at the Humane Society of Broward County on May 30, 2020. Soon after her arrival, she gave birth to seven puppies and we placed the mom and puppies into one of our volunteer foster homes shortly thereafter.

About one week after giving birth, Minnie was diagnosed with metritis, which is an inflammation of the wall of the uterus, and is a life-threatening complication of giving birth. We were able to quickly perform an emergency ovariohysterectomy to save her life. She was hospitalized with us for a few days, receiving IV fluids and medications. The staff and foster family all pitched in to help bottle-feed the puppies over the course of those days until Minnie was able to recover and safely produce milk again.

Minnie and her puppies are still in foster care and she is happily nursing her puppies.

RESCUEDohio: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

This money was used for vet care for a mom and her five puppies.

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

This grant allowed us to get vet care for a mom and her puppies, providing them with necessary vaccines. It also allowed us to deworm them so they can be happy, healthy puppies.

How many pets did this grant help?

6

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

America, a.k.a. Meri, is the mom of the five puppies who came into our care. She’s a beautiful Lab mix and was an excellent mom to her babies. She was dumped at a rural shelter in Ohio after she became pregnant. She had her puppies in the shelter on May 15, 2020, and she came to our rescue that night. This grant provided vet care for this mom and her babies, helping us to get them all ready for adoption. Meri and all five puppies have adoptions pending which will be final once they have their spays and neuters. Thank you for choosing us as a recipient of this grant!!

Low Riders Of The West: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The grant was used to help sustain our fosters during the lockdown of Covid. We were able to get more food and supplies to our fosters while our dogs were not able to be adopted out. We also had a litter of puppies and the grant helped these puppies with much-needed supplies. The grant was a huge help and we were very grateful for it.

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

The grant helped our dogs in foster continue through the Covid lockdown. We were able to ease the financial stress created by Covid by helping buy food, toys, potty pads and much-needed cleaning supplies for our fosters. Our organization was able to keep our fosters happy and help them out by buying what was needed. Many times, our fosters help us out by buying supplies, but during this period many of our fosters had lost their jobs and were only able to continue fostering because of your grant. They did not have to spend their own money buying supplies, we were able to help them out.

How many pets did this grant help?

We had about 45 dogs in foster during the lockdown.

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

During this period we had two fosters who came in very scared and mostly shut down. We found two fosters who had recently lost their jobs and were able to take on the more difficult cases. Both Sophia and Lucky were fostered by friends who were able to take the time to show them that people could be kind. While the fosters both did not have jobs, they had time.

The grant helped provide much-needed supplies to help these two pups learn that people can be good. These two dogs were untouchable, and finding fosters who had the time to sit for hours with treats and food to get them to trust was awesome. Being able to supply these two fosters with supplies got these two pups to a place where they finally trusted and were able to be adopted out.

Covid was good for some dogs; it gave them time to learn, and your grant allowed fosters to continue fostering through financial difficulties.