SNAP-X

Doberman Rescue of Nevada: SNAP-X Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Spay and neuter

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

Offset costs for spay and neuter

How many pets did this grant help?

So far two

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

The young female Doberman stray picked up by animal control and taken to a southern California shelter wouldn’t get up in her crate. She was sweet and friendly and apparently had just weaned a litter of pups. But if the shelter couldn’t get her to stand, let alone walk, they would put her down. Nothing showed up on the X-rays, so vets didn’t know what to treat. Could it be Wobblers? Could be a cruciate injury? A shelter volunteer got the word out to local rescues who then spread the word throughout the western Doberman network.

With the wheels in motion to try to find a rescue group to pull her, the shelter gave her time and Tuesday was now Thursday. By Friday, this black and tan beauty was a little stronger. And by Saturday, she was standing when DRNV’s volunteer came to see her and make arrangements to pull her on Tuesday to bring her to Las Vegas.

The shelter vet joked that maybe she heard all the commotion about being euthanized and she realized she needed to stand up for herself – literally. Or perhaps, she simply had a badly bruised leg – maybe had been hit by a vehicle – and needed a few days for the soreness to subside. But when she arrived in Las Vegas to be spayed, she was up and around walking on all fours and you would never had known this was the same Dobergirl who one week earlier was nearly put down just because she couldn’t get up.

She is now spayed and ready to find her forever home. We posted her photo on our Facebook page while she was in transport and we already had an applicant by the time she arrived in her new city – before we even posted her on our own website or Petfinder! Plus a possible adopter from our list of already approved applicants. So life is finally looking up for Dottie and she should be in her forever home soon. A meet and greet is set for this weekend. All paws are crossed!

Black Dog Animal Rescue, Inc.: SNAP-X Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We used this money to help subsidize spay and neuter surgeries for dogs rescued from euthanasia in area shelters prior to adoption.

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

Spay and neuter surgeries are by far the largest recurring expense we currently have. By providing this money for this purpose, the grant allowed us to allocate other funds to program services that are lower on the priority list but also badly needed. We believe that all animals should be spayed or neutered prior to adoption and by doing so we are helping them to go onto happier, healthier lives with their new families.

How many pets did this grant help?

50

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

Leah was a two year old blue pit bull type dog who came to us from a high kill shelter in one of the largest communities in Wyoming. She was emaciated and had stayed too long in a kennel. But in true bully style she was all kisses and wiggles for everyone new who she met. Like many other communities across the country, Wyoming’s shelters are faced with handling an abundance of pit bull and pit bull mix dogs. But unfortunately those shelters have not yet taken steps to address the needs of these dogs in their population. As a result, a greater number of them face euthanasia every year. Leah was one of the lucky ones and she got to come to Black Dog Animal Rescue for safety. She was spayed thanks in part to funding from the SNAP-X grant and gained weight well. She overcame some initial shyness and became a great snuggle buddy for her foster siblings. Leah traveled to New York state over the summer with her foster family where she learned to run off leash and that she loves to swim! Upon her return from the family vacation, Leah was quickly adopted by a local veterinarian and her family. Don’t be deterred by her serious expression, she never did learn to love the camera. But rest assured, she has found a happy, forever home. She was the 134th adoption in our Summer adopt-a-thon.

Humane Society of Pensacola: SNAP-X Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Spay/Neuter surgeries

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

We operate a no-kill shelter in an area where the County Animal Shelter euthanizes approximately 3,000 dogs every year. A large portion of those dogs are bully-breeds and pit mixes, due to the difficulty of finding suitable adoptable homes for those breeds. With the help of this grant, we were able to transfer two pit mix mothers, with their litters of puppies (14 total!), from the County shelter to our no-kill facility, where they were able to receive the time they needed to wean their puppies and be adopted to loving homes.

How many pets did this grant help?

12 pitbulls and pitbull-mixes

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

Dixie was a very timid pitbull-lab mix that was transferred from a kill-shelter to our no-kill facility. When she first arrived at the Humane Society, she wouldn’t walk on a leash at all, only lay down, and she had to be carried everywhere in order to go the bathroom, play in the yard, or go to the vet. At the time of transfer, she was very pregnant and within a week, she gave birth to nine healthy puppies!

Dixie stayed with a wonderful foster family while she nursed and weaned the puppies. They brought her out of her shell, housetrained her, and taught her how to play fetch. Now, you will never find her without a favorite toy in her mouth. She is still learning how to walk on a leash, but with her new, trusted owner, she has made remarkable progress. Thanks to funding through this grant, Dixie, only a year and a half old, was able to be spayed and adopted to a wonderful home!

Summers County Humane Society: SNAP-X Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The funds were used to spay/neuter pets in our care prior to adoption.

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

The Petfinder SNAP-X grant funds made it possible to do much other needed vetting and assist more readily with transport to adopters by freeing up the funds which would otherwise be needed to cover the cost of the s/n.

How many pets did this grant help?

Because the $1000 grant covered at least 10 alters, at approximately $1130, we were able to help those 10 and transport at least 30 more pets.

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

Sissy came to us 06-23-13. She is a fantastic girl available for adoption after being spayed. Once her family met her, they fell in love with her and adopted her. She is now Home with her very her very best friend, the little girl in the family :).

Each pet went home and became a happy new family member changing their lives and their new family’s lives forever.

Maple Hill Farm Toy Breed Rescue LLC: SNAP-X Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money was used to spay/neuter/vet dogs for adoption.

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

This grant enabled us to take in many more dogs than we would have been able to do with our current funds.,

How many pets did this grant help?

10

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

Lucinda came from a puppy mill so she has never known love or companionship. She has spent her life in a small cage having litters of pups. She is about 4 years old and weighs about 12 pounds. Her spay was sponsored by a Petfinder grant.

Sherman was a dog sent to us by a lady from Shelby. She found him and tried to find a home for him but could find no one, so she sent him to us. He is a poodle mix — we felt even possibly part Chinese crested. [A couple] came to adopt Laura; they liked her but then saw Sherman and the husband could not stop loving on him. So they ended up deciding to adopt him instead!

Thor is so tiny we gave him a big name. He weighs about 3 pounds but still thinks he is big stuff. He is three years old. Thor came from a breeding kennel so spent his life on the bars of a cage. We thought he was not even going to be able to walk very well but freedom has meant building muscle for this boy and he loves his freedom. Thor can be very timid upon first meeting new people but he loves attention so much that he rolls over for belly rubs.