Sponsor a Pet

Poodle Rescue of Houston: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Veterinary expenses

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

It helped defray the costs of orthopedic surgery for a rescue dog.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Stevie, a rescued toy poodle, presented with pain and a severe limp. Based on an examination and X-ray imaging, our veterinarian diagnosed a fractured left front leg and indicated the need for specialist intervention. A canine orthopedic surgeon repaired Stevie’s broken leg and provided an excellent prognosis. He has since made a full recovery and been adopted, and is now in a loving home.

Four Paws to Love: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

These funds were used to care for Lily, a gorgeous German shepherd mama.

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

These funds will help us get food for Lily and her upcoming vaccinations.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Lily came into a local shelter on Feb. 14, 2019. She was pregnant, and gave birth to three pups at the shelter on Feb. 19. The shelter contacted us about fostering her, and one of our foster moms picked her up and brought her home on Feb. 23. The pups were four days old. We cared for Lily and her puppies for several months, until the pups were ready for their spay/neuter surgeries. The pups found their forever homes quickly after that, but we have not yet found a home for Lily. We love her and will care for her until we find the best family for her.

Tyson's Place Animal Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Veterinary bills for a senior dog

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

Our rescue specifically assists terminally ill people with finding new families for their pets. Because of this specialized mission, many of the animals we take in are seniors and require veterinary care. The Sponsor a Pet grant is a great way to assist us in providing this needed veterinary care.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

The Sponsor a Pet grant was used for Tonto, a 9-year-old terrier mix who came to us after his owner became too ill to care for him. Tonto had severe allergy issues, including ear infections. We spent several months getting his skin and ears under control, only to discover he needed a surgery to remove extensive, painful bladder stones. Our vet was shocked he was even able to urinate normally. The Sponsor a Pet grant helped pay for this surgery. After the surgery, Tonto had a new bounce in his step and was finally adopted. He is enjoying a life of relaxation with his new owner, who recently retired and was looking for companionship.

Welfare for Animals Guild (WAG): Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Puppy vaccinations.

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

This grant helped us to provide medical care for a semi-feral puppy rescued by our organization.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

As a young puppy, Petey was discovered running wild on Olympic Peninsula in Washington State, having had no human contact. His mother, a shepherd mix, while not feral, was completely unsocialized. There was a sighting of another puppy, but at this time, we have not been able to rescue that little one. Petey was less than 8 weeks old, and incredibly timid and fearful, when he first got to WAG. After several weeks of volunteers spending time with him and socializing him with friendly, happy-go-lucky dogs, he is coming into his own, seeking attention from people and other dogs. Today, little Petey is curious about his environment and loves to play!

As part of Petey’s rescue and rehabilitation, Welfare for Animals Guild (WAG) is ensuring his physical as well as his emotional and behavioral health. We have used our Sponsor a Pet grant to help pay for Petey’s puppy exam and vaccinations. We are confident that Petey will continue his progress and find his perfect forever home as a happy, healthy, and secure little pup. He is currently listed for adoption on Petfinder. You can meet Petey here.

Halfway to Home Dog Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

This money was used to help cover the costs of the surgeries for two dogs who urgently needed our help.

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

The rescue’s largest expenses are spay and neuter surgeries, and when other medical needs arise that only adds to the depletion of the rescue funds. This grant made it possible to help two dogs who needed other special need surgeries and in turn, both dogs were adopted to happy homes.

How many pets did this grant help?

2

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

The two dogs who were helped are named Sophie and Ajax. Sophie (first and second photos) is an approximately 2-year-old husky mix who came to Halfway to Home after being the victim of horrible abuse, most clearly reflected in a very infected eye. Her eye was removed and she healed nicely. She has a lot of behaviors associated with being abused, but her new family absolutely adores her and she is getting more comfortable in her new home every day. She was adopted a few weeks after her surgery.

Ajax is an approximately 2-year-old border collie who was found at the side of the road after having been hit by a car. He required surgery for a dislocated hip. He required rehab to walk again. He was adopted a month after his surgery.

Kindred Kitties Ltd.: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Intake costs.

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

The grant covered the cost of having ET neutered, vaccinated, dewormed and disease-tested.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

ET was a farm kitty who was not faring well at the farm where he grew up. When he became sick, Kindred Kitties took him in and nursed him back to health. Because of his sweet personality and loving nature, he was adopted quickly!

Blue Mountain Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

To sponsor a subsidized adoption fee for an adult cat.

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

This grant made it possible for us to match a lonely, home-bound Navy veteran with a kitty at no cost.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Muffin was adopted thanks to the generous support of the Sponsor a Pet program!

Rescue Tails Animal Welfare: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We used the money to help pay for the medical tests we needed for a new paralyzed dog we took in to our rescue. We needed to do a full blood panel, urinalysis, vaccines and a general medical exam. He was given away in a laundry basket on a free site to a woman who realized he needed more care than she could manage. We stepped in and are taking it from there.

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

We are in the middle of Covid with more dogs coming in and less money than ever. We needed to get his base medical done to establish the care level he needs and what we need to do to provide it.

How many pets did this grant help?

This helped a single dog, Winston.

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

Winston is a 7-year-old paralyzed dog who was posted on a few free sites. A woman took him in, only to realize his medical needs exceeded her capacity. She reached out for a rescue and we stepped in. With little to no funds coming in during Covid, we really were grateful to have some money to help fund his baseline blood and urine tests. We also needed to get him vaccinations and a general overall health assessment. We suspect he may need a wheel cart in his future now that we know more about him. He has a ways to go before he is available for adoption. We want to have him assessed by our neurochiropractor to see if he will be able to walk in the future. Once we have exhausted all chances to get him mobile, we will begin a search for his forever family!

Beadle County Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

This money was used towards the purchase of Frontline for the pets in our care.

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

We are a small shelter, so every penny helps provide the pets in our care with the necessary food and medical expenses.

How many pets did this grant help?

one

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

The person who sponsored this pet is the new forever home for Sammy. He traveled a long way to adopt him and he has been working with him to become acclimated and they are getting along greatly! From his Petfinder profile: “Sammy was brought to us because his owner passed away. He was about 5 years old and is a neutered male. Sammy is leash trained and is good with children. He is good with other dogs and cats. Sammy has been kenneled and is used to a fenced in yard.”

York Adopt-A-Pet: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Vaccinations, heartworm testing and flea and tick treatment

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

This grant helped cover the cost of Oden’s medical needs, which made it possible to help another dog.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Oden was completely vetted when adopted, which was made possible by this Sponsor a Pet grant. From his Petfinder profile: “Hi, my name is Oden. I am a 1-year-old neutered male mastiff/Great Dane mix. My owner was evicted from her home and decided it would be better to allow me to find a stable home while she figures things out. So I am looking for an indoor home where I have plenty of room. A fenced yard is a must because I love to go out a few times a day and just run. I have been around a few dogs and seemed fine with them, so if you have another big dog in your home, I might be a perfect friend for your dog. I am house-trained and I love everyone. I am over 100 lbs. so small children might not be the best idea, as I’m young and sometimes don’t realize how big I am. I am a gentle giant and I think I am just a baby. I have learned to do pretty well on a leash and I am very obedient for the most part too.”