Sponsor a Pet

FYIMS, Inc. dba Friends For Life: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The donation was used for Sophie’s transportation and care during her time spent at Friends For Life. Sophie, an FIV+ cat, was rescued from El Campo Animal Shelter, 75 miles from our shelter.

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

This grant allows us to save animals who would not have a chance elsewhere. Sophie was marked for pre-euthanasia, but because of the Sponsor a Pet program, we were able to offer her a second chance at life.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Sophie was a rail-thin, senior, FIV+ owner-surrender pulled from a small, hard-working but not no-kill shelter an hour outside Houston in February. Yep, we drove there to get her. Sophie has found her forever home. She was adopted in March and lives happily with her parents.

Poodle and Pooch Rescue of Florida: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money was used towards the medical bills incurred on intake – to cover an exam, a dental, spay/neuter, Heartgard, Nexgard, standard vaccines, urinalysis, blood work and, in many cases, radiographs or other medical services needed.

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

Any money we get from donations or grants is helpful to cover our vet bills, as it requires a lot of care to prepare a dog for adoption and ensure that he/she is in the best shape for a new forever family.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

The donation was for Ricky, a dog who was ultimately adopted. Ricky was an older Cavalier King Charles mix with some health concerns who found himself homeless when his owner passed away. He was in search of a new family to love him, but we knew that would be tough to find since he was 13 years old. To our pleasant surprise, Heidi read about his story and knew she had to help. At just 28 years old, Heidi opened up her heart and her home to adopt this special-needs senior boy. His new name is Cooper (he doesn’t mind the name change, as he can’t hear!) and, man, is he living the good life! He goes to cafes with mom, gets to play with his new big brother and he even got to enjoy the strawberry festival in his very own stroller! Heidi didn’t scoop up a puppy; she knows how special seniors are and how much love and life they have to offer.

Greenville Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money was used towards Jean’s adoption fee.

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

This grant helped make the adoption fee more affordable for the public and helped cover the cost of the animal’s spay, daily feeding, yearly vaccines, etc.

How many pets did this grant help?

One

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

Jean, a kitten, was adopted on June 26th! The donation went toward her adoption fee, thereby lowering the cost of her adoption for her new family.

Naperville Area Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

This grant went towards Beau’s parvo treatment.

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

This grant helped cover the costs of Beau’s treatment, which allowed him to make a full recovery.

How many pets did this grant help?

One

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

This money was used towards Beau’s treatment. Beau was parvo-positive upon arriving to NAHS, and he and his two littermates were all treated for parvo. Parvo treatment generally costs us around $500 per dog, so this grant was incredibly helpful in helping us cover the costs for Beau’s treatment. After his stay in the hospital, where he required around-the-clock care, he came back to NAHS and was put up for adoption. He was adopted soon thereafter and is now living the life he deserves with his new family. Thank you for helping Beau recover.

Second Chance Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money was used to pay for the needs of an adoptable shelter dog named Doc — food, toys, etc.

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

Every donation helps to pay for the care of the hundreds of stray and abandoned dogs and cats that we take in every year.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Doc is a great big lovable Great Pyrenees mix who’s been at our shelter for quite awhile. Recently, he got to spend some time with a foster family. He loved playing in the river! Unfortunately, the family couldn’t keep Doc, so he’s still up for adoption. The third photo is of Doc at our event Furry Flicks and Fashion from this spring. Meet Doc here.

Doggie Protective Services: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

To assist dogs with medical needs

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

We were able to help pay a small amount on one dog who needed critical care.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

The dog was adopted after surgery. The dog needed surgery and the money went towards his surgery bill. From the group’s website: “One Eyed Willie is a 5- to 6-month-old papillon-cavalier King Charles spaniel mix. We received an email from the shelter that they had a young dog who had an eye injury and he would either need it removed or he’d be euthanized that day. We immediately emailed back that we would take him. He did indeed have to have his eye removed, but honestly, from that first day he has been the sweetest, most loving little guy. He was a bit insecure at first. Wouldn’t you be if you had an eye hanging out of its socket? Something bad happened to this poor little man. But we have seen him blossom and he’s so young that the sky is the limit as to what an amazing personality he will develop.

“Willie gets along great with other dogs. He is currently living with a big and little dog. They were all BFF’s almost instantly. Willie spent most of his time in a crate while he was healing, so he doesn’t hate the crate. When it was safe for him to be a bit more mobile, his foster used an exercise pen and that worked well to contain him and help him heal. His new home will now have options how to introduce him to their home and contain him as well when they are gone.

“Willie is an option for a home that has had a dog as an adult. If there are children, they need to be over the age of 6.”

WAG Animal Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

It will be used towards our medical costs that we accumulate with some of the special cases we take on. Most recently, a dog named Murphy with a fractured jaw cost our rescue more than $8,000.

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

It helped with our medical costs.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Murphy came to WAG in fall 2018 after his stray hold was up, covered in fleas and with infection oozing out of his mouth. During initial dentistry, he had 13 teeth removed and it was discovered that his jaw was broken, so he’ll be going to a specialist for further care. He has not been adopted yet. He still requires more extensive dental work. He is a super sweet 8-year-old Maltese mix weighing 9 lbs. He would do best in a home with dogs his size. He can live with a cat but isn’t the biggest fan. His ideal smoke-free home would be with a retired couple or someone who is home most of the day. He loves to sit on his human’s lap, get belly rubs and he absolutely loves going in the car.

Rabbit Wranglers: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

To help a rabbit named Walter.

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

It helped get Walter ready for adoption.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Walter came to Rabbit Wranglers because he had health issues. He has since been adopted and bonded to another rabbit. From his Petfinder profile: “Walter is an adorable tri-colored 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 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.”

Louisa County Animal Shelter: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Ritzy’s care to prepare her for adoption.

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

Ritzy came in very skinny and needed a slow re-feeding program. She received her vaccines and wormer and was spayed, rabies-vaccinated, and had some dental work done. The Sponsor a Pet money helped us offset the expenses of the medical care she needed.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Ritzy came to us on Valentine’s Day! She was emaciated, dirty, and full of fleas. Her breath was foul and she had bad teeth. She was pretty lethargic and didn’t want to do much when she came in. With loving attention and veterinary care, she became more energetic and outgoing. On March 15, 2019, Ritzy found a foster home in which to continue her recovery. On May 16, Ritzy’s adoption was finalized. Ritzy is super happy and cozy in her new home! A huge thanks to everyone involved in her recovery and adoption!

The first photo shows Ritzy the day of her arrival at the shelter. The second shows her in her foster home in recovery. The third is her new home, and the fourth is in her new back yard.

Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The monies received were used to help a rescue named Patterson with his heartworm treatment. The cost of heartworm treatment for our rescues is close to 88% of our total medical costs. The total medical cost for Patterson was $1,862.

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

The money received helped SGRR with the financial impact of caring for Patterson. Having the monies to help in the medical care for Patterson helps SGRR have the financial means to help another rescue dog in medical need. Heartworm treatment is costly for our rescue and having the additional grant monies received helps with the medical costs. Thank you!

How many pets did this grant help?

This money helped one pet.

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

Patterson was found as a stray in the Alabama area. Patterson was malnourished, heartworm-positive, matted and needed to be neutered. Patterson received the medical care he needed to get him back on track to being a healthy dog. Once his heartworm treatment was completed, he was finally able to make his journey north to a loving home in Connecticut. Without the monies received from organizations like the Petfinder Foundation, our ability to care for additional rescues in need would be challenged. Thank you for your aid!