Sponsor a Pet

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!

Burbank Animal Shelter: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Donations are used to provide for our animals while we place them in their forever homes through adoption. Funds are used to purchase anything from food, beds, and litter to more specific things as needed such as medication.

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

Petfinder Foundation grants help our shelter continue to care for our pets until they are adopted. Many of the animals we care for come in with special needs, indicating a longer stay for those animals at the shelter while they are ready to be adopted. Outside assistance allows our shelter to provide long-term services.

How many pets did this grant help?

8

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

Alfie (pictured) was brought into our shelter as a stray and was with us for about one month before being adopted. He was a sweet cat who had been living outside. He was very sweet and eventually captured the heart of his adopter and went off to his ideal home. Stevie is another of our cats who has been at the shelter for about eight months. Stevie is a part of our socialization program because he needs a bit more attention than others to get him ready for adoption. Grants allow us to provide these services to our special-needs or long-term animals.

Prairie Paws Rescue: 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?

BeeZee would have been euthanized had Prairie Paws not stepped up to care for him. He was only 6 months old and deserved a chance for a good life. The money helped with the vet costs.

How many pets did this grant help?

One: BeeZee

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

We took in a puppy named BeeZee who was 6 months old and surrendered by his owners. He had been run over by a car at 6 weeks old and broke his leg. A few months later, he was run over by an ATV and the owners could not afford the medical work to fix the same leg. BeeZee was surrendered to us and the leg was evaluated and could not be saved. Amputation was the only option. BeeZee is recovering and will be ready for adoption in a few weeks.

Friends of Parkville Animal Shelter: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Vaccinations, microchip, and neutering.

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

We would not be able to rescue and adopt the dogs and cats we do without the monetary support from donors and organizations like yours.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Winslow is still looking for a permanent family. He is a stray who recently came to us and is now in a foster home. From his Petfinder profile: “Winslow is an American foxhound with an estimated date of birth of June 2012 and weighing about 50 lbs. Currently in a foster home with several other dogs, Winslow is doing well, showing he has good house manners and getting along with the other dogs. However, he hasn’t shown any inclination to play with the dogs, and since foxhounds are normally highly social dogs, this leads us to believe that, up until now, he wasn’t in a situation where play was allowed or, perhaps, possible. In the house, Winslow is quiet, very tolerant, and gentle. But outside, Winslow is primarily a tracker, ready to follow a trail, so his new owner will have to be vigilant that, on walks or in the yard, he is not able to escape to chase whatever wildlife he smells. A dog the age of Winslow is past the puppy stage but still has plenty of energy and exuberance for life, and lots of affection to give his people. So far, Winslow appears to be housebroken.” Meet Winslow here.

The Humane Society of Hobart, Inc.: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The sponsorship funds were put towards the expenses of her heartworm treatment.

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

Tuesday was heartworm-positive, so the funds from this sponsorship helped us pay for her heartworm treatment while she was in foster care.

How many pets did this grant help?

One

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

Tuesday was adopted by her foster family on Dec. 28, 2018. From her Petfinder profile: “Adult female terrier mix. Brindle with white. Estimated to be 4-6 years old. Weighs about 75-80 lbs. Well-mannered. Not overly active. Walks well on a leash. Good with some other dogs her size. We believe that Tuesday was used only for breeding purposes and, when she was no longer needed because her puppies could be sold, she was abandoned and eventually brought to the Humane Society of Hobart by a good Samaritan. Tuesday has tested heartworm-positive. We are currently in search of a foster home for her while she undergoes treatments, which would last about 4-6 weeks.”

R.E.D. (Rescue Every Dog): Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Helped pay vet bill for Tabitha, a sweet brown tabby tuxedo cat who was transferred from a local shelter that R.E.D. supports when they need help.

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

R.E.D.’s biggest expense is for medical care, so this Petfinder sponsor helped pay for Tabitha’s vet bill.

How many pets did this grant help?

One

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

Tabitha is a sweet brown tabby tuxedo cat who was transferred from a local shelter that R.E.D. supports when they need help. The shelter was full and Tabitha had no place to go, so R.E.D. stepped up and took her in to find her a forever home. R.E.D. made sure she was seen by a veterinarian and that she was wormed, treated for fleas, and tested for FELV and FIV. The wonderful donor who sponsored Tabitha through Petfinder helped pay for all of those services. Tabitha was adopted, but unfortunately, she was returned when the adopters decided she was not a good fit. R.E.D. once again stepped up and ensured that Tabitha will stay safe and well cared-for until a home can be found. Once a R.E.D. cat, always a R.E.D. cat.