Sponsor a Pet

Fido and Fluffy's Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We used our money to purchase vaccines for our new puppies that were born this month.

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

The grant helped us keep all of our dogs at the same vaccination stage. If we didn’t have the grant, it would be much more challenging to make sure that everyone was safe from disease.

How many pets did this grant help?

26 dogs

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

Meet Heidi (the black-and-white chihuahua on the right)! She was adopted from our rescue three years ago. Her mom is now a volunteer and fundraiser for our rescue. Heidi was rescued off the streets and now has the best life with her new foster sibling, Annie! She loves treats and wrestling around with her new sister. Together, the rescue, volunteers, and all our adopters help spread the messages of “adopt, don’t shop” and “peace, love, and rescue!” We love when our animals go out into the world with their new families and continue to spread this message. Thank you to the Petfinder Foundation grant for helping us make our dream a reality!

NEPA Pet Fund and Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Animal care

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

All grants help by providing food, vaccinations, spay/neuters, transportation, etc.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

The grant helped pay for the neuter of Brody, who has since been adopted. From his Petfinder profile: “Brody is a 3-year-old Morkie who was given to our rescue when his owner passed away. He is about 6-8 lbs. Brody is super sweet and loves to be pet. He is a friendly, beautiful little dog. Brody will be completely vetted and neutered before adoption. He is housebroken but will mark, so he needs work in that area. The marking should subside with the neuter. He also really hates being in a crate and will scream and yell until you let him out. Other than those two things, he is a perfect gentleman.”

Yuba County Animal Care Services: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The funds were used for our medical account to help an injured cat who came into our shelter.

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

This grant helped us to offset the cost to treat A174118, a cat who was brought to our shelter with a nerve injury to his left front paw.

How many pets did this grant help?

One

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

ID #A174118 was a stray who was brought into our shelter with a bandage on his left front paw. Upon removal of the bandage, it was observed that he had a large open wound. We transported him to Feather River Veterinary Hospital, where Dr. Matt Tucker x-rayed the leg and determined that it was not broken, but the cat was suffering from nerve damage from an old injury. We were given medications to treat the wound. After his leg began improving, a local feline rescue contacted us and wanted to take him into their rescue to continue his recovery. A few weeks later, they reported back to us that he had been adopted and was doing well in his new home.

Wags & Walks: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Vet bills

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

This grant was for two specific dogs via the Sponsor a Pet program. The funds from this grant helped with vet bills for these specific dogs.

How many pets did this grant help?

2

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

The donations made in quarter 2 were specifically for a pair of dogs, Shayna and Clay. These dogs were surrendered to our rescue after their owner died. They are senior dogs and needed medical attention, including dental with tooth extractions. Clay is a petite and sweet Jack Russell/Chihuahua mix. This 8-year-old guy is the perfect pint-sized pal! He weighs 9 lbs. and has an adorably long body and pointy ears. Clay can be a bit timid at first, but as soon as he warms up he is friendly and playful. He loves going for walks and has a hilarious little trot when he gets excited. Clay is good with other dogs and enjoys his crate. He will make a wonderful addition to any loving home.

Halfway Home Rescue, Inc.: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

This donation was used to offset the adoption donation for Sam and Susie, a bonded pair of kitties. They came to our shelter when their owners lost their home to foreclosure. Neither had seen a vet in many years, so this grant will also be used to cover their veterinary bills.

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

This grant helped to cover veterinary bills for Sam and Susie.

How many pets did this grant help?

Two

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

Sam and Susie came to our shelter when their owners lost their home to foreclosure. They are not siblings, but have lived together their entire lives and love one another. Sam (right, male) is 6 years old. Susie (left, female) is 2 years old. Both are overweight, but we are working with our veterinarian to get them back into shape! Sam and Susie are a perfect combo and would love to find a forever family together. Both kitties are spayed/neutered, vaccinated for rabies and distemper, microchipped, feline leukemia/AIDS negative, and are current on flea/tick preventative. Meet them: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/42043325

South Suburban Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

A donor made a $45 sponsorship donation for Ethyl, a dog available for adoption at the time. Ethyl has since been adopted!

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

We are grateful for every dollar that helps us care for nearly 4,000 homeless pets each year.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Ethyl is a 1-year-old Catahoula leopard mix who came to SSHS on a transport from Southern Pines in Mississippi. She’s an incredibly sweet dog who found a great home during PetSmart’s National Adoption Weekend in September. The second photo is when her new family picked her up at the shelter following her spay surgery!

Connor and Millie's Dog Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Skeeter’s sponsorship money was used to help pay for his medical care for the skin condition that he had. He required a prescription ointment to clear up the condition.

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

Skeeter’s skin cleared up and he was adopted into his permanent home a few weeks later.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Skeeter is a lovable and mellow guy who was found as a stray on the streets. Because of his age of 11 years and an unknown skin condition at the shelter, no other rescue requested him. Connor and Millie’s Dog Rescue focuses on senior dogs and those with medical problems. When we took Skeeter in and had him evaluated by our vet, we found out that all he needed was some ointment to be applied twice daily to the skin eruptions he had. A few weeks later, his fur was growing back in and he was adopted by a loving family.

Humane Society of York County: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The dollars went toward our Medical Fund, which is a constant resource for incoming pets. The dollars donated during Q4 2017 went to Marley. Pictures show the amazing work of foster care.

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

By contributing to our Medical Fund.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

The dollars went toward our Medical Fund, which is a constant resource for incoming pets. The Q4 2017 donations went to Marley, who came into our facility with serious skin issues. The pictures show Marley in the fourth quarter of 2017, as he started his journey in foster care, and in the first quarter of 2018 as he left and went to his furever home. The photos demonstrate the amazing impact of foster care.

Connor and Millie's Dog Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The sponsored pet was Skeeter.

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

See above.

How many pets did this grant help?

One

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

The pet sponsored was Skeeter, who has been adopted. From his Petfinder profile: “Skeeter is a 12-year-old, 25-lb. male dachshund mix. He is kind, quiet and gentle, with some of the softest fur you have ever felt. He does well with other dogs and spends hours loving them and grooming them. He likes to lay his head on the other dogs when they are all together and will sleep that way. Skeeter is a slow eater and takes supplements for his arthritis. He can go on short walks and does extremely well on a leash. Skeeter is great with children and loves other dogs, but is more of a lover than a playmate. He is very friendly with strangers after he gets over his initial shyness. Skeeter needs a person or another dog to keep him company at home. He is potty-trained and crate-trained and knows how to use a doggy door. Skeeter is the perfect dog for a mellow household.”

Illinois Valley Animal Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The $22.50 was spent on a new cover for Jaguar’s couch.

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

A new cover might not have been purchased if the money was not available.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Jaguar has been at the shelter for more than a year. He has an extra-large kennel with his own full-size couch. Jaguar is a gentle dog who likes to take care of business outside, but prefers being on the couch and would do well in a quiet home. Meet him: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/38217862