Sponsor a Pet

PAWS Montclair: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Donations were used toward vet bills.

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

We have ongoing vet bills as we provide the best care possible to our rescued cats and dogs. This grant was very helpful in covering some of those costs.

How many pets did this grant help?

2

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

Faith is an older Staffordshire bull terrier/bulldog mix whom we pulled from a crowded shelter. She had been bred multiple times and her spay was more complicated than most, but she did well and was placed in a wonderful foster home until her recent adoption with a loving family that was happy to take in a senior dog.

Pet Adoption Network, Inc.: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

See below.

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

We only charge a nominal fee, $100, for an older animal like Little Bit, so this sponsorship for his medical care of recurring prescription meds really helped.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

The $45 donation was used to purchase medicine for the sponsored dog, Little Bit. He suffers from dry eye and skin allergies and needs the medication daily. The really great news is that LITTLE BIT HAS BEEN ADOPTED!!! He has a loving mom and companion sister, and is showing his playful, happy attitude now that he is in a home with fewer animals.

Wood County Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money received acts as a care sponsorship, helping us provide vaccinations, needed surgery and other medical care, testing and preventatives as well as the general cost of care from day to day.

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

It allowed us to focus our other funds on the animals in our care as well as work towards improving the existing tools.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

This grant helped us with one of the longer stays in our shelter. Hancock was in our care from October 2018 until January 2019. We had to add training and behavior to his care in addition to some extra needed medical care. Hancock has since been adopted, but this grant allowed us provide care without the worry of cost!

Adopt A Saint: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The donation went towards the medical bill for Kane, a Saint Bernard.

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

It helped with the continued veterinary care for Kane.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Kane is a 4-year-old rough-coat male Saint Bernard who was an owner-surrender at a local shelter on April 16, 2018. He was eligible for euthanasia on April 30, so we rescued him on the 28th after being notified that he was there. As you can see from the pictures, he has a terrible skin condition that will need medical attention right away. My vet has determined he has hypothyroidism and entropion in both eyes. He also needs to be neutered. He is skin and bones, at least 50 lbs. underweight.

Second Chance Pet Adoption League, Inc.: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

All money received was used for the medical care of the dogs we rescue. This recent Sponsor a Pet 2018 Q4 check received in January was used towards surgery for Kira.

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

This grant was used to help pay for the needed surgery for Kira, a 6- to 7-month-old puppy we took in to our rescue from a local pound.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Kira had been found as an injured stray and brought to the local pound not able to bear any weight on her hind leg. X-rays revealed a completely broken femur that was beginning to heal at a 90-degree angle. A specialty surgeon had to re-break the bone and get through lots of scar tissue to insert pins so her leg would be usable.

The surgery cost over $1,500, plus Kira needs physical therapy as she heals in order to have the best chance at a full recovery. At this time, Kira needs crate rest as she heals from surgery. She is currently available for adoption into the right home. Meet Kira here.

Ingham County Animal Control: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Funding went to purchasing enrichment toys for the long-term resident animals.

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

We have a number of animals being held at the shelter for a long period time due to their court case. These animals greatly benefit from enrichment toys such as puzzle feeders and other boredom-buster type toys. These toys unfortunately aren’t cheap, and aren’t indestructible, so they need to be replaced regularly, and extra funding from the Petfinder Foundation helps purchase those enrichment items.

How many pets did this grant help?

The grant funds received covered the cost of one enrichment toy.

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

Unfortunately since the boredom buster toys are most frequently used on court animals, photos cannot be shared. One of the dogs who likes to play with toys is Daisy, pictured. From Facebook: “Daisy is a sweet girl looking for a family who is willing to give her the time and attention she needs. She loves to play with toys and would love someone to play fetch with. She’ll be a great addition to a hound-loving family!”

Urban Cat Coalition: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The funds from this donation helped to spay or neuter a cat in our rescue.

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

By providing spay/neuter services to all our cats, we are preventing numerous litters from being born.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

This donation was made on Coco’s behalf. Coco was adopted Dec. 23, 2018, before the donation arrived. We have decided to apply the donation towards a neuter for a cat named Thomas O’Malley. He was transferred from our local animal-control facility on Jan. 22, 2019. He is currently being treated for a URI and is scheduled to be neutered on Feb. 15.

Foster & Forever Pet Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

To provide medical care to rescued cats and kittens

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

It enables us to provide needed medical care to our cats.

How many pets did this grant help?

One: Abraham, not adopted yet; he is still recovering from his injuries.

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

Abraham was recently (October 2018) rescued off the streets and was in very rough shape! He got his ear sutured, was given a nice bath, had the abscess removed from under his tongue, and had his ears cleaned out, as he had horrible ear mites. We were all supporting and giving him as much medical attention as he needs. His foster mom says that he is such a love bug. Doesn’t like dogs. Loves wet food. He loves to rub all over you. He is the biggest lap cat. He will let you hold him, but only for a bit. Loves to have his ears rubbed. He doesn’t mind other cats as long as they are laid-back. I showed him a kitten; he paid no attention. Abraham is a very, very sweet boy and deserves a second chance. Humans have failed him! He was born around May of 2017 and is fixed, up-to-date on shots and FIV/FELV-negative.

UPDATE ON ABRAHAM as of November 2018: BECAUSE HIS EAR IS VERY BAD HE WILL BE SEEING THE VET EVERY WEEK FOR LASER TREATMENT UNTIL HIS EAR IS HEALED.

He has not been adopted yet; his wounds need to heal. We have not posted him to Petfinder yet. It’s too soon.

Carolina Big Hearts Big Barks Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

For vetting

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

We were able to use the money for vetting needs.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Penny is a tripod pittie mix who was adopted out and returned to us because of a change in the family. We were able to make sure she was healthy and found her a loving family where she is thriving. From her Petfinder profile: “Penny is a sweet-natured girl. She loves to be loved and loves everyone she meets. She goes to daycare during the week with her foster brother and plays well with all different sized dogs. She goes to bed when the lights go out and doesn’t make a peep until we are up in the mornings.”

Bobbi and the Strays: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money we received was used for the care of the sponsored animals, Sonny and Spirit.

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

This grant helped the pets in our care by funding their food and training.

How many pets did this grant help?

Two

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

Spirit and Sonny are a bonded pair of poodles who were rescued from a breeder by Bobbi. At 6 months old, these two had never left their crate, and were completely soaked in urine. They had no idea how to walk on a leash; they barely even knew how to play. With all the love, affection,and training that our volunteers and staff could give them, after some time, this energetic and super-friendly duo was ready to go to their forever home! Spirit and Sonny are now living the good life with their two little human siblings and amazing parents. Happy endings are the best kind!