Pedigree Operational Grant

Montville Pet Parents/Montville Animal Shelter: Pedigree Operational Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The grant funds were used for non-routine care of a shelter dog.

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

We were able to provide care for a dog with ear infections who was also heartworm-positive.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Trooper was surrendered to the shelter after having been adopted from a rescue that transported from a southern state and adopted to someone right off the transport. Within hours of his adoption, he had nipped the little boy in the family and they wanted him out of the house. The rescue was unable to provide a clean, safe environment and the dog remained in the care of the Montville shelter. Trooper was a sweet boy with very bad ear infections and was also diagnosed as heartworm-positive. The grant money was used to treat the infection and provide treatment over three months. Trooper has tested negative for heartworm and has several people interested in adopting him. Applications are being reviewed; Trooper is scheduled for his neuter and his adoption should happen in the next week or so.

Hopeful Hearts, Inc.: Pedigree Operational Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Medical care: vaccines, spays/neuters, pain management, antibiotic.

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

We were able to increase the number of animals that received vaccines and were altered. Overall, improving the health and welfare of them. This grant also helps to decrease the time that it takes for pets to go to their adoptive homes since we have the funds available for spays/neuters instead of sometimes having to wait a little longer.

How many pets did this grant help?

15

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

Mossy, who is now Henry, came to us as an outdoor farm dog. He had little socialization and had never been indoors. We thought for sure he was going to be one of our long-term fosters. We were able to get him vaccinated and neutered with this grant and start the process of socializing and finding him a great home. Mossy took to the “good life” rather quickly and before long, we had a great couple interested in him. He is now in a home with a family that is the perfect match for him. He is also the perfect lap dog for his “dad,” as pictured.

Thank you so much for the opportunity to help enrich his life.

Home At Last Humane Society : Pedigree Operational Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money was used for food and medical supplies.

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

It paid for a month’s worth of food and specifically supplied medicine for two puppies who had mange.

How many pets did this grant help?

It helped feed approximately 60 animals.

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

Of the 60 animals it helped, there were two who needed special care because they had mange. One was an owner release, the other was dumped at the shelter on a day the shelter was closed. She was left with no food or water and fortunately a passerby noticed this poor puppy on our front porch. We named her Olivia and her skin condition was so bad she barely had any hair. The other dog that had mange was named Mary and it turned out they were siblings. Mary has since been adopted and Olivia is still waiting for her forever home. (Top two photos: Olivia; bottom two photos: Mary)

Luv of Dogz Fund: Pedigree Operational Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Spays, neuters, emergency vet care

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

We were able to save more animals with this grant and are so appreciative.

How many pets did this grant help?

6 homeless animals

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

One of the animals we were able to help is Otis, who was found on the streets covered in ticks, and tests determined he had mange. We were able to provide medical care for him and get the appropriate diagnostics to get him healthy. We were able to take him in for regular skin checks and bloodwork. When he was mange-free, we were able to neuter him and he is looking for a wonderful home

Capital Area Humane Society: Pedigree Operational Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The funds were used to provide medical treatment and spay/neuter to numerous dogs and puppies that we cared for and adopted out in September 2013.

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

Each dog that is placed up for adoption at our shelter is spayed or neutered, vaccinated, de-wormed, and given flea preventative. Your donation ensured that we were able to help these dogs to be healthy and adopted into loving homes.

How many pets did this grant help?

Multiple (final number pending)

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

One such dog that was spayed and vaccinated because of your grant was Laverne (now named Bailey). Bailey was a 5-month-old Shepherd mix. Bailey (and her sister Shirley) came to us from a shelter in Arkansas via PetSmart Charities Rescue Waggin. She was not spayed. Due to the generosity of the Pedigree Foundation and the Petfinder Foundation, we were able to spay her and complete her series of vaccines. She was adopted into a loving home within a few days of arriving at our shelter. Attached you will find a photo of Bailey being adorable.

Coulee Region Humane Society, Inc.: Pedigree Operational Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Coulee Region Humane Society, Inc. was able to help ten special dogs with special needs because of the support of Pedigree Foundation and Petfinder Foundation. In September 2012 we were granted $1,000 to help dogs who come to our shelter and are found to have veterinary needs beyond the scope of what we are generally able to provide.

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

You may notice that many of the dogs you helped are the popular “small dogs.” In 2011, Wisconsin passed “puppy mill” legislation. Businesses and organizations that sold or adopted out 25 dogs per year are now subject to inspection. After this legislation passed there were many, many small dogs coming to animal shelters. We are still experiencing higher intake of small dogs, very often with dental problems. We think that this is the result of many small breeders closing their businesses as an outcome of the inspection legislation. We hope you can take a moment to be glad about the good that is done because of your Foundation. One by one, these dogs got the help they needed. All but one, who is in foster care, have been adopted.

How many pets did this grant help?

10

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

Lyza was a frightened girl with multiple abscesses in her mouth. She received dental care and multiple extractions and was spayed. She is another dog who found wonderful people in a quiet home who have let her learn that the world is not a scary place. Spot was adopted and then returned because of extensive dental-care needs. He received dental care, including extractions, and was neutered. This playful and cuddly boy was quickly adopted out again to a caring home. Precious was surrendered with two other dogs. She is a popular-size dog but clearly had dental problems. Thanks to you, Precious had teeth extracted and became more attractive to adopters. This bubbly, toy-loving girl was adopted into a lively home.

A Pathway To Hope: Pedigree Operational Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Shampoo was used for bathing our dogs after transport.

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

This grant made our pets feel clean and cared for after being in shelters, neglected, and or abused.

How many pets did this grant help?

Numerous.

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

Our rescue dogs are shelter animals that are usually on the brink of being put to sleep. When they are transported to us they are normally dirty and smelly. After being bathed they get a look o their face of undescribable happiness because they are clean and pretty. They may not like the bath at the time, but it makes such a different in their attitudes when they feel pampered and loved. It also makes them more adoptable if they look cared for and people are able to love and handle them when they are smelling pretty and they are glowing with happiness.

NWAL Herding Dog Rescue Inc.: Pedigree Operational Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

For the care of the Shelties within the organization, for general expenses such as food, shelter, vet care.

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

It provided food and vet care.

How many pets did this grant help?

5

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

Honey Bear is a long-term foster within our program, as she is in her 16th year. She requires special meds and care as her age demands. She came to our organization with another senior Sheltie in 2009, when the economy tanked and their family lost their jobs and home. She weighed 58 pounds, which is severely overweight for a Sheltie, and her teeth were rotten. I got her dental work done, and she weighs 23 pounds now. She has a very strong constitution, and she is just an unbelievable dog. Thank you for allowing us to care for her as we should.

Red River SPCA: Pedigree Operational Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Product was one flat of 25 BIV cat vacs

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

Provided protection from URI problems — using the same BIV cat vacs we\’ve used ever since Pfizer merged with BIV — but most important, it gave us the opportunity to post info on the wall of the cat house at PetSmart in Sherman TX [where our cats are adopted] announcing this grant and bringing attention to the importance of inoculating cats [and dogs]. We also posted the announcement on our Facebook. (This was done by another member because I do not even access Facebook.)

How many pets did this grant help?

Some of the kittens received two doses. Juveniles and adult cats just needed one. Since we already had Fel-O-Vax IV and Fel-O-Vax VI + CaliciVax, it\’s hard to figure at which point I started/ended with this box. I\’d guess 15 kitties.

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

\”Big\” and \”Not\” were owner-surrendered to us as sibling adult kitties. These brothers had not had boosters since they were kittens. As their photo shows, they\’re definitely NOT kittens now! They were adopted by a lady and her daughter who still lives at home to care for her mother. To quote one text from the daughter, \”These two kitties are a joy to me and a comfort to my mom!\”rnrnCryBaby was rescued as a stray kitten and brought to me. I nursed her back to health, started her vacs and had her spayed. The vacs arrived just in time for her 2nd booster, making CryBaby the 1st kitty to take advantage of the grant! She was adopted two days after being taken to PetSmart. She found a forever loving home with a [formerly] lonely senior citizen!

Red River SPCA: Pedigree Operational Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Product was one flat of 25 BIV cat vacs

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

Provided protection from URI problems — using the same BIV cat vacs we\’ve used ever since Pfizer merged with BIV — but most important, it gave us the opportunity to post info on the wall of the cat house at PetSmart in Sherman TX [where our cats are adopted] announcing this grant and bringing attention to the importance of inoculating cats [and dogs]. We also posted the announcement on our Facebook. (This was done by another member because I do not even access Facebook.)

How many pets did this grant help?

Some of the kittens received two doses. Juveniles and adult cats just needed one. Since we already had Fel-O-Vax IV and Fel-O-Vax VI + CaliciVax, it\’s hard to figure at which point I started/ended with this box. I\’d guess 15 kitties.

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

\”Big\” and \”Not\” were owner-surrendered to us as sibling adult kitties. These brothers had not had boosters since they were kittens. As their photo shows, they\’re definitely NOT kittens now! They were adopted by a lady and her daughter who still lives at home to care for her mother. To quote one text from the daughter, \”These two kitties are a joy to me and a comfort to my mom!\”rnrnCryBaby was rescued as a stray kitten and brought to me. I nursed her back to health, started her vacs and had her spayed. The vacs arrived just in time for her 2nd booster, making CryBaby the 1st kitty to take advantage of the grant! She was adopted two days after being taken to PetSmart. She found a forever loving home with a [formerly] lonely senior citizen!