Sponsor a Pet

MEOW Cat Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

It was designated for one of our longtime shelter residents, Sweet Pea.

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

Sweet Pea is a “hit by car” kitty with spinal injuries that cause her to be incontinent. When we express her bladder about three times each day, she gets treats. This grant will be used to ensure that Sweet Pea is never without the treats she enjoys so much.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Sweet Pea was relinquished to MEOW Cat Rescue from a hoarding situation in which her humans hardly knew her, and certainly hadn’t observed that she had been badly injured by a car and also had a raging infection after having given birth to a litter of kittens. The fact that she survived is a miracle in itself. She has been with us for more than four years and has won the hearts of shelter staff, volunteers and visitors. She is silly and sweet, and such an athlete! We’d love for her to have a home of her own one day, but if that ever happens it will be such a bittersweet day for all of us who would miss her. Meet Sweet Pea here.

Second Chance Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

To pay for Doc the dog’s care: food, supplies, etc.

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

Every donation helps us to take care of the dogs and cats in our care.

How many pets did this grant help?

One: Doc

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

Doc hasn’t been adopted yet, but he enjoys at least two walks a day with loving staff and/or volunteers. From his Petfinder profile: “Sweet, amazing Doc is a wonderful dog. He loves to fetch all day long. He loves to play in the pond and hang out in the sun and snow. He does not require a lot of exercise, though he does enjoy going for walks and playing with toys. He also enjoys being brushed and will lick your face the whole time you are pampering him! Doc will want you to share your bed at night, but would also be happy with a big comfortable dog bed (or your couch!) Doc should have a large outside area to chase a ball and hang out, as that is what he is happiest doing. Fun fact: He can carry three tennis balls in his mouth at once! Doc will be best in a home where he is the only dog, and he should also not live with cats. While he enjoys the company of other dogs, he prefers to not have to share his space or toys them. He loves meeting new people, and people love to meet him. He has done great with both men and women, and even children. Doc is house-trained and is a lovely gentleman on the leash.” Meet Doc here.

Homeward Pet Adoption Center: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The generous gifts donated through Sponsor-A-Pet are used to cover the general care of each animal while they are with us before finding a forever home.

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

This grant helped the animals at our facility by helping cover the cost of their general care before going home with their new families.

How many pets did this grant help?

One

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

This grant helped sponsor Logi, a sweet boy who recently went to his foster-to-adopt home! Logi now has a Samoyed sister named Raptor and they LOVE each other. His new parents are extremely patient and excited for the adventure. We are so happy for Logi and his family!

Animal Welfare Society, Inc.: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The grant money was used for Choly’s medical care.

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

Putting the grant money towards Choly’s medical expenses helped us help other animals in need.

How many pets did this grant help?

one

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

Choly, a bloodhound and Anatolian shepherd mix, had a torn ligament in his knee which required numerous vet visits, x-rays, and medications. After we got his health stable and he was feeling better, he was adopted! From his Petfinder profile: “Choly is a mix whose owner could not take care of him. He is a large boy and, at only 7 months, probably has some more growing to do. He is very attentive and would love to bond with someone! As you can see, he is extremely good-looking, but it’s his personality and character that will win you over! He knows his basic commands and is a strong young man who is looking for a confident owner, preferably with experience with large breeds.”

Molly's Militia: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Specifically donated to help with the medical costs for a dog named Benji.

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

This grant helped us pay for some expenses with our veterinarian.

How many pets did this grant help?

One dog

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

Benji is a true love of a dog. He was adopted about two weeks after we pulled him out of a storm one night. Here is his story: As we often do, we got a call about two dogs on a local street running from house to house in a storm, terrified and drenched. Our foster home, Donna, answered the call, went out and met the finder, scanned the dogs and traced the chip in Benji’s running buddy to a family eight houses down the street. When we walked them home (still raining), we learned that the owners wanted their chipped dog back, but didn’t want Benji, as he was climbing he fence and digging their other dog out. So Benji went home with us!

He was covered with fleas and hot spots, too thin, and skittish of men, but otherwise gentle and loving. Over the next few days, we had him fully vetted, including neuter and microchip, heartworm test, and all vaccines and deworming. We also treated his skin issues. Our average cost to vet and care for a generally healthy male dog until he can be adopted is around $200. That doesn’t include the many volunteer hours our fabulous foster homes provide.

Benji is one of more than 50 pets we rescued in June and we very much appreciate the grant to help with Benji and others. Benji now lives with a family with children and another dog, whom he ADORES, in South Georgia!

Bond County Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Purchased enrichment items that were added to the community rooms Gizzy and Mystik reside in with other cats. We added baskets for hiding places.

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

Provided items that enrich the cats’ lives and contribute to a low-stress environment while they are waiting for adoption. We have purchased baskets that are made for knitting supplies, but they work great as hiding boxes for the cats.

How many pets did this grant help?

2

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

Gizzy, whom we estimated to be one year old, and her 4-week-old kitten, Mystik, were brought to us as strays in September 2018. Gizzy was caught in a live trap in a corn field. She has beautiful green eyes. She is easygoing and friendly. She likes to help the volunteers when they are scooping litter boxes or doing any other task. She is our little four-legged helper. Gizzy likes to be petted and will rub against everyone who enters the room. She gets along with all the other cats that live in her community room. Meet Gizzy here.

Knox County Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

For Indiana Jones’ adoption fee

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

The donation helped with his care until he was adopted.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Indiana Jones (first photo) was the kitten who was sponsored. He came into the shelter with his three long-haired, superhero-themed brothers on Jan. 11, 2019. As the only short-haired kitten, he was passed by and was the last kitten from his group to be adopted. His sponsorship helped draw attention to him. He was adopted on March 14, 2019: Pi day — fitting for such a sweetie pie!

Feral Fixers: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Food, litter, and medical care for the sponsored cats.

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

It helped to cover the cost of care of a couple of our cats in foster homes.

How many pets did this grant help?

2

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

Jasper (first photo) was rescued from outside at 6 years of age. He had clearly fended for himself for quite a while outside and had several battle scars to prove it. He was a very friendly boy, however, so after a few months in foster care and some medical treatment, he was adopted by a nice couple in Schaumburg. They have two other cats for him to hang out with.

George (second photo) was surrendered by a volunteer when she faced insurmountable personal medical issues. After a few months in foster care, he was adopted by a great gal in Spring Grove, with a French bulldog to be his companion.

Aurora Animal Care & Control: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money was used to help offset the cost of care and fees for two dogs who have since been adopted.

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

As a municipal shelter, every bit of support helps! Especially with animals who have extended stays, sponsoring their adoption fee can help them find their forever home more quickly.

How many pets did this grant help?

2

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

Espresso was finally adopted on July 9 after originally coming to our organization as a stray on April 16. He waited almost three months before he found his forever home, but it was worth it!

Lycoming County SPCA: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

General animal care

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

See above.

How many pets did this grant help?

Several

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

The pet sponsored was Dorothy. “Hello there! My name is Dorothy and I can’t wait to find a forever family who will appreciate me for the beautiful, quirky girl that I am. My eyes are a little extra close together, giving me an adorable look, as well as perhaps some blurry vision. I love quiet homes and taking the time to develop rich relationships.

“As Kelli, the SPCA’s Animal Team Leader, explains, ‘We originally thought Dorothy was a very old girl because of the shape she was in at intake and the fact that she seems to be unable to see well. Over her time here, she has started grooming herself, and her coat is losing the old, unhealthy-cat look and coming in soft and thick. She does have issues with her vision; how much vision she has is not determined. She appears to see shapes and objects coming towards her, but struggles with depth perception and focusing on an object near her. She wants attention at times, but needs her space at other times. Most of these things we believe are related to the vision issue and the fact that she had to try to survive on the street for an undetermined amount of time. She has really thrived in a foster home and we are looking forward to her landing her forever home.’

“I desire to be the only cat in my new home, due to my uncertainty about fast-moving objects coming near me. I am currently in a foster home, so if interested, please contact the SPCA.” Meet Dorothy here.