Sponsor a Pet

Humane Society of Stillwater: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money will go towards spaying/neutering our shelter animals before they go to their forever homes.

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

It helps keep our pets happy and healthy until they can be adopted in to their forever homes.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Gordita was only 8 weeks old when someone dumped her at our local Harley Davidson store. After five days, no one claimed this little sweetie, so she was spayed and put up for adoption. It didn’t take her long to pick her new best friend.

Pitt County Animal Services: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Medical care such as flea/tick preventative, heartworm testing, and vaccinations

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

Assisted with medical care for the adoptions

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Bessie came into the shelter with severe mastitis so the monies were used to provide additional medical for her care. She has now been adopted by her foster family!

J.J. Woofin' Paws Rescue Agency: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The donation was used towards our senior hospice dog Watson for removal of a tumor.

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

To pay for medical treatment

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Watson is a senior miniature pinscher who is currently with a hospice foster. When he was rescued, we believe he was at least 14 years old. He had several tumors which were removed and he has been living with a foster family, and likely will do so for the rest of his life. You can meet him here.

Friends of the Plymouth Pound, 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?

Rosie and Rachel benefited from this donation, which helped update their rabies and distemper vaccinations and provided combo testing for them.

How many pets did this grant help?

Two

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

Rosie and her sister Rachel were presented to a local veterinarian for euthanasia due to their owners no longer being able to care for them and family members not wanting them. Both were 10 years old and in good health. The veterinarian contacted Friends of the Plymouth Pound to see if we could make room for them in our adoption program. We accepted them, but only after they had updated testing and vaccinations. This money helped pay for Rosie and Rachel to get a second chance at life: As of this date, they are BOTH in new forever homes! Thank you!

Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS): Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Sponsor a Pet funds were used to help care for shelter dog Apple during her stay at PAWS.

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

Apple received spay surgery, a microchip, and other basic vet care at PAWS before finding a home.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Apple, a 2- to 4-year-old mixed-breed dog, was found as a stray in Philadelphia and landed at PAWS for rescue and adoption. After a brief stay at our Northeast Adoption Center, she found a loving family!

Underdogs Rock! Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Underdogs Rock! received its first donation through the Petfinder Foundation’s Sponsor a Pet program. The donation was used to purchase medicine for Oscar, a 15-year-old doxie who was taken in after his owner posted him on Craig’s List with his brother. All pets are taken to the vet to determine their health, and Oscar was found to have a heart murmur. Oscar will be on medication for the rest of his life.

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

When older dogs are taken into rescue, they often take longer to be brought to health after years of no medical care. Once they are healthy, it can still take longer for us to find a home for them. Senior dogs are some of the best dogs out there, though they often need medication, which becomes an ongoing expense that their adoption fees do not even begin to cover.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Oscar and his brother Thor, both 15, were put up for free on Craig’s List. Underdogs stepped in to make sure that the dogs will find a secure and loving home. The first step was a trip to the vet, where Oscar was diagnosed with a heart murmur. He will be on medication for the rest of his life at $25 a month. Small donations are what allow us to provide continuing care for animals who, due to their age, take longer to place.

Furry Friends: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Medical expenses for Portland the cat

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

Portland was a cat in rough shape. We were encouraging donations to help pay for his expenses. Furry Friends is an all-volunteer cat rescue and is supported by individual donations. Portland was the most expensive cat that we have had so far.

How many pets did this grant help?

one

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

Portland was a mess when he came to us, with scratches, hematomas, ear mites and a swelling on his abdomen. We estimate him at only 5 years old, but he has been through something terrible. He had to have one of his kidneys removed because of a large cyst growing around it. X-rays revealed his jaw had been broken at one time; it has healed and has no effect on his teeth or eating, but his smile is a little crooked, which only adds to his character. He is doing so well and is such an awesome cat through all of this. He is an energetic, very talkative, affectionate boy and he is always hungry! He deserves a good, long life in a loving, safe home.

Portland tested positive for FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus), and because he only has one kidney, the veterinarian recommended he be on a prescription kidney-care diet for life. He was adopted in September 2019 and is now living the good life.

Peke A Tzu Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Vetting expenses

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

The money reduced vetting expenses for our Waldo and Wiggles.

How many pets did this grant help?

Two

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

Waldo and Wiggles’ owner passed away. They were a bonded pair of bichon-Maltese mixes. Both were such sweet little boys — well behaved, playful and so loving. From their Petfinder profile: “We are handsome, lovable 8-year-old bichon-Maltese mixes. Waldo here was born on Nov. 18, 2011, and weighs 16 lbs. His brother Wiggles was born on Oct. 23, 2011, and he weighs 13 lbs.

“We have had a very rough past year. Our mom passed away and we were left in the house by ourselves. Someone would stop in and feed us when necessary. Another wonderful rescue was able to save us and we then joined PATR. We are very bonded and need each other so. Both of us are such sweet little boys, just full of love. We want nothing more than to be held and cuddled. We get along great with the other pupsters and love romping and playing with them. Please consider giving us a loving home. A fenced-in yard is a must and we prefer no small children.”

They have been adopted.

MEOW Cat Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Medical care

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

A cat needed diagnostics and surgery for severe dermatitis on her ears.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

This is our sweet girl Harmony and her new human, Karen. Harmony was diagnosed with severe solar dermatitis, a progressive skin disease caused by the sun that can lead to skin cancer in the form of malignant tumors called squamous-cell carcinomas.

White cats are most susceptible and this is often seen on the nose and around the ears where there isn’t much hair protecting the skin.

Thankfully, our friends at Inglemoor Animal Hospital surgically removed the damaged ear margins and Harmony is healing beautifully. She was examined top to bottom and no additional cancer cells were found. We are thrilled for both Harmony and Karen. ???? ????

Pets Alive: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Our third-quarter 2019 sponsorships helped us feed the animals who were sponsored as they await their forever homes.

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

Sponsorships are a great way to help particular animals that have special needs.

How many pets did this grant help?

5

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

Elvis is one of the sponsored pets this grant helped. He’s a senior at just shy of 10 years old. He first came to Pets Alive in 2011 as a young dog from a shelter in Georgia and was adopted out shortly thereafter. About 18 months ago, Elvis found his way back to Pets Alive, as his owner could no longer care for him. He knows basic commands and is really a sweet, gentle boy. He can get nervous at times and does take a little while to warm up to newcomers and would do best in a quiet home.

Elvis is still available for adoption. For more information about Elvis, check out his Petfinder profile.