Sponsor a Pet

Texas Best Choices Animal Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

To provide vaccinations, worming, and flea/tick prevention to help this little girl find a forever home.

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

Every dollar goes to support the animal’s care. One of our largest budget items is vaccinations, spay/neuter and emergency veterinary care.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

The pet sponsored was Willow. She has since found a loving furever home, where she will live indoors and have two doggy playmates and two teenagers to play with and take great care of her. Thank you!

Kitten Angels: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Purchased special food for a senior cat.

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

The cat required senior food that was gentle on his system.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Salem was the cat in our care who was older and overlooked by soooo many families because he was not a kitten. The special food helped Salem keep his geriatric digestive system in tip-top condition so that he could concentrate all his attention on giving out purrs to families looking to adopt. He found his forever home after being in our care for several months.

Second Chance Pet Adoption League, Inc.: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Money was used to pay for a portion of the medical bills for care of one of the 17 dogs we took in from a recent local hoarding-case rescue.

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

The money from this Q2 donation received in July helped to pay for necessary medical care of the dogs in our care.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

This dog was one of 17 we took into our rescue from a local hoarding case of almost 200 dogs. All were in need of immediate medical care, including spay/neuter, dentals, surgery and treatment for ear and skin infections. We are happy to report that this dog, Colonel Mustard, has been adopted!

Passion for Pets Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money was used for Willow, a 6-year-old Maltese.

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

The money went toward her vetting, which was over $300.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Willow is a 6-year-old Maltese-bichon mix. We saved her from an Amish puppy mill. They no longer had any use for her and were going to euthanize her. We had her vetted and then paid for her to be transported to Maine. In Maine, she was in a foster home for several weeks, learning that people were not bad. She loved nothing more than to snuggle. She was adopted at the end of June by a family in New Hampshire who have another Maltese and she is doing GREAT.

San Antonio Pets Alive!: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The amount of $180 was provided to sponsor adoptable dog Meadow (SAPA-A-46327)(ID 44749438)

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

This donation has allowed us to provide supplies to our fosters, one of whom Meadow is currently in the care of. Meadow is now comfortable in a home until she finds her forever family instead of being cooped up in a kennel.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Meadow was pulled from Animal Care Services in order to save her from euthanasia. While she has still not found her forever family, she is currently in the care of one of SAPA!’s incredible foster families. She is still searching for that perfect someone, and we hope to find her the perfect placement very soon! From her Petfinder profile: “Meadow is a 3-year old female weighing about 30 lbs. She is a silly wiggle butt with a cute underbite! She loves meeting new people and knows just how to bring a smile to your face. Will you make her your BFF? ‘I am living in a San Antonio Pets Alive! foster home. By adopting me, you not only give me a new leash on life; you also save the life of an additional pet who can be rescued from euthanasia and placed in foster care.’ ” Meet Meadow here.

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!