Sponsor a Pet

Underdogs Rock! Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Underdogs Rock! received its first donation through the Petfinder Foundation’s Sponsor a Pet program. The donation was used to purchase medicine for Oscar, a 15-year-old doxie who was taken in after his owner posted him on Craig’s List with his brother. All pets are taken to the vet to determine their health, and Oscar was found to have a heart murmur. Oscar will be on medication for the rest of his life.

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

When older dogs are taken into rescue, they often take longer to be brought to health after years of no medical care. Once they are healthy, it can still take longer for us to find a home for them. Senior dogs are some of the best dogs out there, though they often need medication, which becomes an ongoing expense that their adoption fees do not even begin to cover.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Oscar and his brother Thor, both 15, were put up for free on Craig’s List. Underdogs stepped in to make sure that the dogs will find a secure and loving home. The first step was a trip to the vet, where Oscar was diagnosed with a heart murmur. He will be on medication for the rest of his life at $25 a month. Small donations are what allow us to provide continuing care for animals who, due to their age, take longer to place.

Furry Friends: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Medical expenses for Portland the cat

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

Portland was a cat in rough shape. We were encouraging donations to help pay for his expenses. Furry Friends is an all-volunteer cat rescue and is supported by individual donations. Portland was the most expensive cat that we have had so far.

How many pets did this grant help?

one

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

Portland was a mess when he came to us, with scratches, hematomas, ear mites and a swelling on his abdomen. We estimate him at only 5 years old, but he has been through something terrible. He had to have one of his kidneys removed because of a large cyst growing around it. X-rays revealed his jaw had been broken at one time; it has healed and has no effect on his teeth or eating, but his smile is a little crooked, which only adds to his character. He is doing so well and is such an awesome cat through all of this. He is an energetic, very talkative, affectionate boy and he is always hungry! He deserves a good, long life in a loving, safe home.

Portland tested positive for FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus), and because he only has one kidney, the veterinarian recommended he be on a prescription kidney-care diet for life. He was adopted in September 2019 and is now living the good life.

Peke A Tzu Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Vetting expenses

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

The money reduced vetting expenses for our Waldo and Wiggles.

How many pets did this grant help?

Two

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

Waldo and Wiggles’ owner passed away. They were a bonded pair of bichon-Maltese mixes. Both were such sweet little boys — well behaved, playful and so loving. From their Petfinder profile: “We are handsome, lovable 8-year-old bichon-Maltese mixes. Waldo here was born on Nov. 18, 2011, and weighs 16 lbs. His brother Wiggles was born on Oct. 23, 2011, and he weighs 13 lbs.

“We have had a very rough past year. Our mom passed away and we were left in the house by ourselves. Someone would stop in and feed us when necessary. Another wonderful rescue was able to save us and we then joined PATR. We are very bonded and need each other so. Both of us are such sweet little boys, just full of love. We want nothing more than to be held and cuddled. We get along great with the other pupsters and love romping and playing with them. Please consider giving us a loving home. A fenced-in yard is a must and we prefer no small children.”

They have been adopted.

MEOW Cat Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Medical care

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

A cat needed diagnostics and surgery for severe dermatitis on her ears.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

This is our sweet girl Harmony and her new human, Karen. Harmony was diagnosed with severe solar dermatitis, a progressive skin disease caused by the sun that can lead to skin cancer in the form of malignant tumors called squamous-cell carcinomas.

White cats are most susceptible and this is often seen on the nose and around the ears where there isn’t much hair protecting the skin.

Thankfully, our friends at Inglemoor Animal Hospital surgically removed the damaged ear margins and Harmony is healing beautifully. She was examined top to bottom and no additional cancer cells were found. We are thrilled for both Harmony and Karen. 🌹 🌹

Pets Alive: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Our third-quarter 2019 sponsorships helped us feed the animals who were sponsored as they await their forever homes.

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

Sponsorships are a great way to help particular animals that have special needs.

How many pets did this grant help?

5

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

Elvis is one of the sponsored pets this grant helped. He’s a senior at just shy of 10 years old. He first came to Pets Alive in 2011 as a young dog from a shelter in Georgia and was adopted out shortly thereafter. About 18 months ago, Elvis found his way back to Pets Alive, as his owner could no longer care for him. He knows basic commands and is really a sweet, gentle boy. He can get nervous at times and does take a little while to warm up to newcomers and would do best in a quiet home.

Elvis is still available for adoption. For more information about Elvis, check out his Petfinder profile.

MEOW Cat Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The grant of $22.50 for Q3 was used to help support medical costs for a kitten who came to us with multiple parasites, ringworm, a very distended tummy, and rapid respiration.

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

The grant helped support the medical needs of a very sick kitten.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Cotton was just 7 months old when he and his littermates arrived. All had challenges, but Cotton was the most debilitated. He remained in isolation for months while being treated for multiple medical issues. Now 7 months old, he is big and healthy, being treated long-term only for asthma. Cotton and brother Peter will soon be adopted into a loving and capable forever home.

Roses Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

All donations received are used for veterinary care, food and other items needed for the care of the animals, veterinary care being at the top of the list.

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

Many times, the cost of our veterinary care is much higher than our adoption fee. Grant donations greatly assist the rescue in covering these costs.

How many pets did this grant help?

For Quarter 3, one dog

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

Cheeko was surrendered to the rescue as a special-needs boy. He had been diagnosed with IVDD (intervertebral disc disease) and because of that he has some nerve damage that makes him sometimes dribble urine. He is currently on a homeopathic preparation that seems to help and wears a washable belly band in the house. The grant money assisted Rose’s Rescue in sponsoring his adoption fee. Cheeko was adopted on Sept. 11, 2019.

Puppy Pleasers Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The sponsorship was used towards vetting and boarding.

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

It helped prepare a precious pup for a home!

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

The puppy was able to be vetted and prepped for a permanent home. This big puppy was adopted! The sponsored dog was Hollywood, a chocolate Lab. From his Petfinder profile: “1.5 years old. Friendly and happy. Playful. Loves swimming. Great companion! Good with some dogs (mostly females). Does well in the home and does okay in his crate. Rides well in the car, also. Could use a little work on the leash but he is still like a puppy. He’s a good boy! He will need activities and plenty of chew toys! He is heartworm-positive but has been on the less-invasive treatment method for a few months already. Should be negative in a year! Will come with meds.”

Peninsula Friends of Animals: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Veterinary services, including kitten wellness check and vaccination costs, for a litter of five kittens we received in May of 2019.

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

Kittens and senior cats are the two classes of kitties that require the largest expenditure of funds and effort. All of our kittens are given veterinary wellness checks and vaccinations before they are available for adoption. We believe this is the foundation of a good, long life for the kittens. In addition, our excellent veterinarians can detect other conditions requiring special care.

How many pets did this grant help?

Five kittens

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

Perry was the last of a litter of five kittens. After his four siblings were adopted, Perry was desperately lonely until we were able to introduce him to several other kittens about the same age. Perry is very active, but also very loving. He enjoys snuggling on your shoulder for a nice nap, and then will run and jump wildly with his buddies for a play session. Happily, Perry was adopted in early August. His best buddy is now a young cat already in the household, and they enjoy playing together (second photo). His new family reports: “We love Perry! He’s been such an amazing addition!”

Friends of Cedaredge Animal Control: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The funds, $22.50, received through the Sponsor a Pet program were use towards supplies and equipment for our foster-a-kitten program.

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

Fostering found, unowned kittens greatly improves their temperament through taming. Fostered kittens are adopted quickly through on-site programs.

How many pets did this grant help?

6

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

Ernie and Ella are two adorable kittens, just a little bit on the wild side. Through their week spent in a foster home, they got used to both people and dogs. They are now living in great families!