Sponsor a Pet

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.

Forgotten Cats: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The donation was for Duchess. Duchess’s foster mom, Chrissy, writes: “When I received the email about the donation, I had asked for it to go back as a donation to Forgotten Cats as a gift from Duchess.”

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

We normally have more than 200 cats at the clinics, combined; some are TNVR feral cats, some are sick cats, some are FIV+, some are waiting for openings in adoption centers. Plus, we always need medical supplies. Forgotten Cats, Inc., goes through a lot of food and litter daily.

How many pets did this grant help?

Originally for Duchess, this $25 may have helped buy food or litter.

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

Duchess is still dreaming of the time when she will have a forever home of her own. Duchess is a very sweet and beautiful girl! She meows at me and follows me around the house. She is not a lap kitty, but she will happily lie next to me on the couch or somewhere nearby, and she gladly accepts pats on the head and chin scratches! She lives with other cats, but she would be happy as an only cat too. She will say hello to my cats occasionally, but mostly she growls at them. She is a chill cat who likes to lie on whatever blanket or bag she can find, and she loves to look out the window and bask in the sun! We found out when Duchess was at PetSmart that she hates dogs! Whenever she saw one coming, she would growl and charge at the front of the cage to try and attack them! She definitely needs to be in a doggy-free home.

Duchess is a young mom with one kitten, Ziggy, who has been adopted. She is ready for a home. Please consider making Duchess a new member of your family! Duchess is playing at her foster’s home. Meet Duchess here.

HOPE Safehouse, Inc.: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The Sponsor a Pet money was used to pay for medical care.

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

HOPE Safehouse is a nonprofit organization that relies 100% on donations and grants to provide medical care, food, and toys for all of our animals in foster care and the cats that are in our shelter.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

This grant helped Charcoal, a very small kitten who was found as a stray with a severely mangled leg and an upper-respiratory infection. Charcoal as well as two of his sisters were found in an abandoned house by a very nice man. We were unsure if they were going to make it, being so sick and little. After a lot of medical care, leg amputation and love, Charcoal is now in his forever home.

Humane Society of Yates County: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We received a check in the total of $22.50. This amount was able to pay for a microchip and a rabies vaccination for one animal.

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

This grant helped ensure that an animal would be able to locate their owner if ever lost; it also provided a routine vaccination to protect them against rabies.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

The sponsored pet was Tarzan, who has been adopted. From his Petfinder profile: “Tarzan is super affectionate and loves attention! He is a laid-back young male kitty.”

Halfway Home Rescue, Inc.: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The donation received allowed us to reduce the adoption donation for a pair of adult kitties who had been awaiting a forever home but needed to be adopted as a pair. Our regular adoption donation is $175 per cat (for a total of $350), but we were about to lower their adoption donation to $200. The extra $75 received from the sponsor donation was used to provide additional veterinary care for one of the cats. He had a lump on his chest and we were able to use the extra $75 to have the lump biopsied.

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

As mentioned above, we were able to lower our adoption donation and use the extra money for a biopsy of a lump on one of the kitties. We always want to be sure our animals are 100% healthy prior to adoption.

How many pets did this grant help?

two

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

The pets sponsored, Sam and Susie, waited for seven months to be adopted. They were both older kitties, one very shy, one very large and on a weight-loss regimen. They were a bonded pair and we had a tough time finding the right home for them. We’re happy to report that Sam and Susie have found their forever family.

Oregon Dog Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

This money that was donated through Sponsor a Pet was directed towards Henry’s Fund, an account that was established to provide medical care for dogs in need who enter our shelter.

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

The majority of dogs who arrive into our facility are found as strays and are in dire need of medical care — everything from spays/neuters, dentals and vaccines to heart surgery and leg amputations is given.

How many pets did this grant help?

One, a sweet dog named Frosty.

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

This grant has been directed towards Frosty, a Cockapoo who arrived into rescue last week in pretty rough shape. Frosty came in with infected ears and eyes, needed dental work and is now awaiting surgery to repair a torn ACL. (A different dog named Frosty is pictured.)

PupStarz Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The donation was used for Eeyore the dog.

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

This grant helped provide vaccinations to Eeyore!

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Eeyore came from Tennessee with a couple of siblings from a very rural area. She was found under a porch with her siblings, fending for themselves at such a young age. She was adopted here in New York!