Sponsor a Pet

Adopt A Saint: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The donation went towards Kane’s medical bill at the vet’s. Kane was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and entropion in both eyes. He had surgery to correct the entropion and is on medication for the hypothyroidism, plus he needed to be neutered.

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

Without the donations that we received, we would have had to wait to schedule Kane’s surgery.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Kane, a 4-year-old rough-coat male, was surrendered to a local shelter on April 16 and 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 first photo, he had a terrible skin condition that needed medical attention right away. When we picked him up, he nestled himself in the comforter in the back of my SUV (second photo) and slept all the way to our vet. My vet diagnosed him with hypothyroidism and entropion in both eyes. He also needed to be neutered. He was skin and bones, at least 50 lbs. underweight. After eight months of vet care, he was adopted.

Pennington County Humane Society: 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?

Food, medical care

How many pets did this grant help?

10

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

Butters (first photo) found a home thanks to Petfinder! He now lives in a different country. We love that Petfinder can reach people outside our area!

Labs4Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Elvis #11, a 2-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever mix

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

The donation helped defray the veterinary expenses needed to prepare Elvis for adoption.

How many pets did this grant help?

One

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

Elvis has been adopted. From his Petfinder page: “Meet sweet Elvis #11, a 2.5-year-old male chocolate Labrador mix. He has warmed up nicely to his foster mom and likes to cuddle next to her. His foster mom has two other dogs and a cat in the home, and he gets along with all of them. He is very food-motivated so he’s easy to train. He loves belly rubs, lying beside you while you read a good book and playing with other dogs. He likes to go for walks and does pretty well on his harness. He will require a little patience in the beginning and a calm household would be best for him. This dog deserves the love of a family. He has come a long way with trust. He needs a family that is willing to put a little time into him and he will excel.”

West Columbia Gorge Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money was used to sponsor the adoption fee for a cat — Servilia.

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

It covered the adoption fee and the cat has been adopted.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

The person who donated this amount also donated the previous quarter to sponsor Servilia. With his pair of sponsorships, her adoption fee was covered in full. The donor had picked this cat because he wanted to adopt her, but she didn’t get along with his cat, so he decided to sponsor her so she could find a home. Servilia has been adopted.

Humane Society of Jefferson County, WA: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Marge the cat’s vet care

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

It helped us afford basic vet care for Marge the cat, who has mild cerebellar hypoplasia.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Marge, who has mild cerebellar hypoplasia and trembles at times (especially when she’s excited or nervous), came in as a stray in July 2018. It took us until late October 2018 to find her a home, but she has been adopted!

Orcas Animal Protection Society/Orcas Animal Shelter: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Food, cat litter and toys

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

Journey is a cat who loves people but won’t tolerate other cats. She could not be housed in our community rooms, so she ended up in our empty kitten room. We were able to provide her food, litter and toys with the grant.

How many pets did this grant help?

One

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

Journey was originally from a farm in Iowa. She was found in the owner’s barn with a severe injury to her head. They provided all her veterinary care, which included dealing with a broken jaw and the removal of some teeth, and then brought her to their second home on Orcas Island, WA. They hoped Journey would get along with their 16-year-old cat, but that was not to be. In deference to their senior cat, Journey was surrendered to us. This sweet and beautiful cat was adopted on April 6, 2019, and will be the only cat in her new home.

Ohio Alleycat Resource and Spay/Neuter Clinic: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

To help Edison the fabulous cat have food and medical care until he found a home–which he did YESTERDAY!

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

We used this gift to help pay for expenses for Edison.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Edison was about 4 years old when he came to OAR via an open-admission shelter. Edison is deaf and also has cerebellar hypoplasia. He needed extra medical care for his conditions and it took a special person to adopt him — and that just happened on April 11, 2019. On that date, Edison’s world truly lit up!

Stealing Hearts Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money was used to allow 10 adoption fees to be reduced 50%. This allowed us to get our dogs out and adopted at $100 instead of $200 for our adult dogs.

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

This grant allowed us to get more dogs adopted so that we could clear our shelter and our fosters up in order to rescue more dogs from the e-list at our local shelters. With the discounted adoption fees and this grant, we were still able to balance and receive the same amount as if we had adopted out 10 dogs at the full adoption rate.

How many pets did this grant help?

10 pets directly, but we were also able to take in 10 more dogs due to this grant helping get those 10 dogs adopted.

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

Meet Trudy! This little old lady spent an entire year at the crowded county shelter where we found her. Trudy spent a short four weeks with us before we found her the perfect home! Because of the grant we received from the Petfinder Foundation, we were able to discount her adoption fee and get our amazing “senior” (she’s 8 years old) into a wonderful forever home!

Meet handsome Ransom (second photo)! This amazing boy was adopted by a wonderful family that had adopted another dog from us the year before. When the two dogs were playing, they noticed Ransom was limping, and the limp got worse as the days passed. Because of the grant, we were able to help the family by returning half of the adoption fee so that his treatment wasn’t such a hardship. After blood work and testing, we found out Ransom had valley fever. He is now on the medication he needs and is living a happy, active life with his forever family!

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.