COVID-19 Operation Grant

Purrfect Angels Animal Rescue: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Vet care, spay/neuter, food, litter.

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

It helped offset costs so we could use our funds to help the rescue.

How many pets did this grant help?

15

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

We pulled these cats from a local shelter. We kept them in local foster homes until they were ready to be adopted. Happily, they were.

Greenawalds Service: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Vetting, food, supplies and transportation of rescued dogs to adopters

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

This grant helped us get medical treatment and supplies for numerous rescued dogs and transport several cross-country to adopters.

How many pets did this grant help?

9

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

Peanut was a rescue we pulled from the euth list in late 2019. He was only 10 months old, extremely emaciated, and traumatized by the shelter dragging him into the euthanasia room despite knowing we were picking him up that morning. Due to the trauma, he was extremely reactive to vets, feeling cornered, and approaching strangers. We spent a fortune on training for this boy to gain some confidence.

Since receiving this grant, I personally drove him to Chicago to his new home and he is now living his best life with a Marine veteran.

Additionally, I personally took two other dogs to homes in Oregon and another to Nebraska (three separate trips, including Peanut’s). We also fully vetted another seven adult dogs and nine puppies. The mom and puppies have now all been adopted; the last puppy was adopted yesterday and mom has started her heartworm treatment.

Pope Memorial Humane Society: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Your wonderful gift was used to keep the doors open to needy animals during a time when our whole society hit “pause.” Society needed to stop and reprioritize, taking care of sick people and dealing with breaks in supply chains for essential survival items. Meanwhile, it was our job to make sure that animals would not suffer because they were lower on the priority list. They still needed safe shelter, medical care and a chance at loving homes. You helped keep this happening — thank you!

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

This pandemic hit right at the start of kitten season. Kittens and moms needed to find foster homes, get fed and find adopters during a time when people had to severely limit contact. In addition, the shelter started two programs to help local pets and animals in crisis: The first is a quarantined area to receive owned pets whose owners were in the hospital due to the pandemic. The second is an innovative pet-food pantry. Staff receive a call from a needy family, record their pets’ species and numbers and the town the family lives in, and put together a care package of food, treats, litter and even sometimes toys. The care package is left outside the shelter at an agreed-on time for pickup. This last program has been used hundreds of times to support local pets and animals experiencing hardship because of the pandemic.

How many pets did this grant help?

Each month we had an average of 200-220 pets in the facility. So since March, you helped more than 500 animals.

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

It’s not just a donation when you send an operations grant, it is saving an animal’s life when her owners can’t afford the medical treatment she needs. Sassy, a little terrier mix, had mammary tumors, infected insides and was Lyme-positive. Her owners could not afford to give her the medical care she needed. She came in to the shelter in early May, right in the middle of the Covid-19 shutdown.

Sassy received all the medical care she needed and was adopted on May 29 to a local lady who was looking for a loving companion. Thank you for helping us continue to care for animals in need.

Creekside Animal Rescue, Inc.: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Purchase of vaccines for the dogs and cats in our care.

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

The grant helped tremendously as we were inundated with kittens this year since many area shelters were closed due to COVID. At one point, we had more than 120 kittens. Fortunately, many people under quarantine offered to foster during this time. All animals in rescue receive a full round of vaccinations, which are routine prior to adoption.

How many pets did this grant help?

40

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

Aloha, a gray tabby, was found soaking wet after a spring storm. She was cold, hungry, and trying to find her mama. She appeared to be 3 to 4 weeks old, so she was going to need hourly care if she were to survive. She was brought to one of Creekside Animal Rescue, Inc.’s foster homes. She was dried, fed by syringe, and placed in a comfy heat bed. During the course of the days following her discovery, she received a flea bath, dewormer, and her first kitty vaccine, since she did not have mom to aid in her immune system’s development. She continued to live at the foster home for many weeks as she grew, endured a setback due to an upper-respiratory bug, recovered, and has since continued to grow. She has received additional booster vaccines, deworming treatments, and flea preventative. She will be ready for adoption soon, as she is now at a healthy weight to be spayed.

Greene County Animal Farm: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We used the grant money to buy feed for the animals, pay our utility bills to keep the electric service on, make payment on our vet bill, and also toward flea/tick and heartworm meds.

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

We were able to to buy food for the animals to keep them fed, keep the utilities on, and purchase flea meds and other meds. Thanks to the grant, we did not have to completely stop all intake.

How many pets did this grant help?

It helped 60 dogs and 25 cats.

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

We were able to help a Petey (first three photos), a young, abandoned puppy who had an eye injury and required an enucleation. Because we were able to give a local vet a deposit to cover supplies and meds up front, she was able to treat him immediately rather than wait for the low-cost vet to be available. Petey has been adopted.

We also were able to take in and foster a deaf English sheepdog found living in a culvert in the middle of nowhere. He was unclaimed and he is currently in foster care receiving heartworm treatment.

Friends with Four Paws: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money was used to help support Friends with Four Paws during the uncertain beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. We were able to buy food and provide medical care to our dogs with this grant.

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

It helped us continue to care for our dogs with the confidence that we could make it through the pandemic without our usual funds from adoptions.

How many pets did this grant help?

35

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

This grant helped Simba. Simba is a long-term foster who has been in our care for two years. This grant gave us the confidence to continue helping others dogs knowing we’d still have the funds to care for our long-term fosters. Simba is still for adoption and would love a home with the right person! Meet Simba here.

Warrick Humane Society: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Vetting for our animals

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

To assist in paying our vet bill for the month of June. With having very little income from March through May due to COVID, it helped us pay our total amount of over $4,000 in June!

How many pets did this grant help?

5

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

Tubby is a 4-month-old Lab/shepherd/great Pyrenees mix. The money from the Petfinder Foundation paid for his neuter! Tubby is now adopted and is in a loving home.

Animal Friends Humane Society dba Heart of Tx SPCA: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Puppy intake expenses/veterinary care.

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

As a supplement for lost donations towards puppy-intake expenses.

How many pets did this grant help?

10

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

There was a litter of 10 puppies abandoned in Robstown, TX. Once the rescuer caught them all, she needed somewhere for them to go. We were able to help thanks to extra funds from the grant. Upon intake, all the puppies needed flea baths, deworming, and vaccines and a few of them needed IV fluids. All the puppies have since been adopted.

Planned PEThood of Georgia: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

This money was used to purchase vaccinations for 50 cats and kittens in our care when COVID-19 began.

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

COVID-19 began right in the prime of kitten season. We had more than 100 moms and kittens at one point in foster care. Each needed vaccinations and surgery before being adopted. This helped us afford the vital vaccinations required to set these animals on the right path to adoption.

How many pets did this grant help?

50

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

Pepper Pots and her Avenger kittens were just a few of the cats who were helped with these funds. Pepper Potts was adopted and spayed. She no longer has to worry about caring for her babies. Each of her babies — Dr. Strange, Rocky Raccoon, and Black Widow — were adopted into loving homes as well. This grant allowed us the ability to care for this family.

Miss Gabriel Foundation: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

I used the Covid grant to purchase dog food before it became limited in sale. I also got some dog prescriptions refilled for the epileptic warrior, as we did not want to run out during the pandemic and her seizures are almost daily with medications.

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

They have plenty of food and never ran out even though the stores limited sales on dog food. We were able to get enough until the supply chain recovered a bit. We also had enough anticonvulsants to get us through most of the shutdown. Donations have nearly stopped and, being a medical rescue, we are so grateful to have this grant to get us through the hard times.

How many pets did this grant help?

12

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

We got Merida, Jasmine and Ariel all adopted during this pandemic. We got them through the hard times with the help of your grant. Aurora and Belle also got bilateral Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomies done three weeks ago.