Sponsor a Pet

Rabbit Wranglers: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

To support the rabbit Walter.

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

The money helped to cover the cost of Walter’s most recent veterinary visit.

How many pets did this grant help?

One

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

Walter is an adorable tricolored male lop. He is a real charmer who loves sitting in his foster mom’s lap and being petted. He had some issues maintaining his weight in the past, so he is fed a mixture of timothy and alfalfa pellets and hay. He enjoys baby spring mix and other greens as well. His litter box skills are perfect. Walter has a chronic condition that causes his eyes to weep. He needs to have the area around his eyes cleaned daily by either his caregiver or a bunny friend. Walter is currently pending adoption! Meet Walter here.

Grey Face Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Sponsorships that we will use towards the veterinary care of the senior dogs in our care.

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

Veterinary care is our largest expense, so the funds that come from this grant will help provide the essentials such as vaccinations.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Teddy is a dog who benefited from Sponsor a Pet through Petfinder! Because of programs like this, we were able to get him fully vaccinated.

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

What was the money or product used for?

General care

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

Added to funds for vet care

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Marge was adopted and is now called Olivia. She was with us a long time. Here is a quote from her listing: “When I arrived here, staff immediately noticed I was trembling all over. Seeing that this was more than just fear, I was rushed to the vet, where I was diagnosed with mild cerebellar hypoplasia.” In her new home she barely trembles at all.

It Takes A Village Animal Rescue, Inc.: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The donation was used towards medical costs.

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

It helped pay medical costs.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

This will go towards the medical bill for Burt. He is heartworm-positive, has broken and rotten teeth that will need to be extracted, has ear infections in both ears, and is totally emaciated. He is currently undergoing treatment and is not ready for adoption. From Facebook: “We are pulling Burt from Warren county in North Carolina. This is what the shelter said about him: ‘Burt has found himself in a situation no animal should be in — homeless! He’s elderly, most of his teeth are broken or rotten, and his skin is raw, cracked and painful from demodex mange. He watches people walk by him without a second glance while he wags his tail to catch their attention. He spends the rest of his time quietly thinking about having his own toys, a fluffy bed and warm hugs. These things he probably never experienced and may never experience. Burt is a sweet, gentle soul who deserves to live out the rest of his days knowing nothing but how good life can be; he just needs a chance. Burt is 10-12 years old and is being treated for mange and infection.’ As you can see, he is in bad shape and we don’t want him living out his life in a shelter. So we did the only thing that was right in our book: We pulled him and he will live a life of luxury while he is getting healthy and then hopefully we can find him a nice home.”

Spokane Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The $45 we received went towards poop bags for our volunteer dog-walking program and prison-dog program!

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

The grant helped our organization out by allowing extra funding to purchase good-quality bags that will help keep not only our grounds clean, but our prison partner’s grounds clean.

How many pets did this grant help?

Many at shelter and at least 16 prison dogs

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

We’ve had two rounds of prison dogs who’ve benefited greatly from this grant. One example is Minka. From Facebook: “Minka is a graduate of the prison dog program, our three legged wonder. She is fully trained and ready to go.She is the perfect dog for your family. But please no cats in the home.”

Fido and Fluffy’s Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Vaccines and surgeries

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

We were able to get an eye-removal surgery for a dog who was born with a defect.

How many pets did this grant help?

5

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

We had a puppy, Jumping Jacks, born without a left ear and with a right-eye deformity. We needed to do an emergency eye removal, which was unexpected and expensive. With the help of this grant, we were able to help this rescue dog out! From her Petfinder profile: “Sweet Jumping Jacks was born with a couple of genetic defects. She was born without a left ear and had a bad left eye that required surgery to remove it.” Meet Jumping Jacks here.

Northeast Boston Terrier Rescue (NEBTR): Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We have large vet bills and all our money is used to make our Boston terriers well. We get in sick and abused dogs who need constant care.

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

We were able to treat the sick Boston terriers and get them ready for their forever homes.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Buster was left at a New Jersey shelter. Buster is a 13-year-old neutered male whose health had been neglected. He is settling into his foster home and is described as super sweet to all. From Facebook: “Buster and Icy came to us as a bonded pair from a shelter. Both were very sick with pneumonia. Sadly, Icy crossed the bridge last week. Buster is recovering well physically but he is looking for Icy. He sleeps and rests in her bed and blankets. Although there is others dogs in his foster home, Buster seems alone. His foster mom reports that he has been very clingy this past week and is getting all the love and support that he could want.”

Pets Alive: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

This sponsorship helped with Big Red’s general care, including kitten food.

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

We have a large quantity of kittens who come our way during kitten season, so this sponsorship helped us care for one kitten 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.

Big Red came to Pets Alive as a 6-week-old kitten with his siblings Hubba Bubba and Bazooka. They were part of a TNR group that came to our shelter and we took them into our adoption program. They initially started out in foster until they were old enough to come into the shelter and be altered. Big Red’s big day came in mid-December, when he went to his forever home!

Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

This donation to our Animal Assistance Fund will be used to expand services such as specialized veterinary care to rehabilitate sick and injured animals and give them a second chance.

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

All donations help the shelter animals.

How many pets did this grant help?

N/A

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

Many animals receive their second chance at life, but we’d like to tell you the story of one lucky little kitten with a truly miraculous story of survival. A good Samaritan, enjoying a warm spring day, saw a tiny orange kitten fall, quite literally, from the sky! The terrified newborn, only a day or two old, had fallen from the grasp of a bird of prey flying overhead. This tiny fighter was admitted to SVACA’s Animal Care Center and carefully treated for multiple puncture wounds and bruising on her tiny body. A loving foster parent nursed her through the healing process by diligently bottle-feeding her every two to four hours through the night and, of course, providing a ton of TLC. The tiny but mighty Miracle blossomed into an extraordinary kitten, full of personality and spunk, sprinkled with fun and mischief! Her new mom is smitten and we completely understand why!

Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Altering and vetting adoptable cats and dogs

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

It helped us recoup the cost of preparing animals for adoption.

How many pets did this grant help?

4

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

Kringle and other pets like him can be microchipped, neutered, vaccinated and heartworm-tested and then adopted out for a reasonable fee thanks to grants. Kringle, a sweet senior 8-year-old male pit bull mix, was adopted over the holidays and is now in a happy home.