Sponsor a Pet

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.

Mutts in a Rut Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Money for Logan was used towards his vetting. He is a senior dog who needed a lot of extra care.

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

It helped us with Logan’s care.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Logan has been adopted. From his Petfinder profile: “This poor old man came to us as a stray from the city kennel. He had extremely bad teeth, wasn’t neutered and was in the early stages of kidney failure. He has since had his teeth cleaned and been neutered. He is in the very early stages of kidney failure and will need a kidney diet long-term, which can be purchased at your veterinarian’s office. Logan is in a foster home and doing well. He is housebroken, crate-trained and good with other dogs. He also loves to cuddle with his foster parents! Logan is about 11 years old, neutered, microchipped and current on vaccines.”

Pet Adoption Network, 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?

We devote our adoption fees and donations to pay for medical care and food for dogs in our few foster homes. Every little bit helps, especially with an older pet who needs two different types of medication for eye and skin conditions.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

The Sponsor a Pet donation of $45 came from a recurring supporter, and she usually follows a certain pet. I think she donated for Little Bit five years ago when he was adopted out before. He came back into our rescue when his owner developed dementia and was no longer able to care for him, and I think she recognized his name.

The donation was used to purchase medication for Little Bit’s dry-eye condition, which is required on a daily basis. Support for this ongoing cost was very appreciated while we look for a new home for Little Bit. Keeping fingers and paws crossed, Little Bit started a trial adoption period today! Here is the link to Little Pet on Petfinder.

PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Cyrano was the Sponsor a Pet recipient for the Q3 donation of $50. He is a beautiful Birman long-hair who came to us with a few respiratory and digestive issues. PAWS was very lucky to find a foster situation for him at Country Pet Shoppe in Kingston, Washington. There he has received a special diet of raw food, which has relieved many of his symptoms — so much so that he only has to receive allergy shots once a month or less, depending on his symptoms. The support helps pay for his raw diet, veterinary care, and allergy medication.

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

Now that Cyrano is feeling better and less stressed, his personality has changed as well. He roams free in the pet shop and loves getting attention from the customers. He is now a foster-to-adopt cat looking for that very special person who will appreciate him and be willing to keep him healthy.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Unfortunately, Cyrano hasn’t been adopted yet. He is still on Petfinder. Cyrano is a 4-year-old Birman who came to us via our vet clinic after being turned in by his owner due to his medical issues. Cyrano has chronic sinusitis and herpes, which is managed by an antibiotic shot when it flares up. It makes him an indoor-only cat, except for his adventures on our fenced-in porches. He gets winded more easily than other cats. He is as close to a dog as you can get in a cat. Cyrano thinks he is a dog and likes to play with cat-savvy dogs. You can meet Cyrano here.

The Little Red Dog, Inc.: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

To help pay for a dog’s vet bill

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

Aided in paying for the vet care and boarding for one of our dogs, Charlie Nitro

How many pets did this grant help?

One dog

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

Charlie Nitro is 7 years old and came to us in August of 2018. He was adopted from the shelter and then left in a yard to fend for himself. He was being eaten alive by fleas and flies and totally emaciated. He was losing his hair and basically just waiting to die until the gas-company lady saw him. This kind woman shared her lunch with him and told him she’d be back for him. She then found The Little Red Dog friend, foster, and cohort and a great friend to all animals, Karla Schneider Boss, and asked for guidance on how to get him. Karla was able to tell her what to say and the owner surrendered him. Karla nursed him back to health. Once healthy, he was adopted a month later.

Home at Last Dog Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Home at Last established a benefactor program which allows us to help dogs with significant medical issues. These funds are designated for a dog that requires significant medical care in order to have a better chance at adoption.

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

See below.

How many pets did this grant help?

One

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

These funds and our own fundraising allowed us to assist a dog named Ronald Weasley. Here is his bio, which indicates his medical needs: “Hi, my name is Ronald Weasley! You guessed it, it’s because of my red hair! I’m a 3-month-old Cavalier King Charles puppy and, unfortunately for me, I have a really bad heart murmur. But my foster mom says I’m lucky since it’s a kind that can be fixed, and with successful surgery I will lead a normal life! If not for donors, Home At Last wouldn’t be able to save dogs like me.”

MidAmerica Boston Terrier 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?

It helped cover medical costs including altering, dentals, vaccinations and other needed surgeries.

How many pets did this grant help?

2

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

Fifty percent of our dogs come from commercial breeders and require a lot of medical care prior to adoption. One of the dogs sponsored was Lady, who has been adopted.

PAWS Montclair: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

It was used to offset the veterinary costs at intake.

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

It help ensure that Faith was healthy and ready for adoption.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Faith is a gorgeous calico. She is about 5 months old. She is pretty and sweet, and she loves to play! Faith is fully vetted and ready for adoption. Meet Faith here.
UPDATE: Faith has been adopted!

PAWS Montclair: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The donation was used to offset veterinary expenses.

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

This helps us maintain our standards for providing quality veterinary care at intake and prior to rehoming.

How many pets did this grant help?

2

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

Jackson (9 years old) and Mowgli (8 years old) needed to be re-homed. They had been together their whole lives and needed to be adopted together. They were super affectionate and loved to cuddle and be pet, especially Jackson. They were declawed in the front and were also polydactyl. They found a new home where they get lots of love and attention.