Sponsor a Pet

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!

Rescue Animals in Need: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Overall care for the animals currently in the organization. Specifically the seven kittens recently brought in.

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

The funds assisted in paying for the veterinary costs of the kittens most recently taken in.

How many pets did this grant help?

7

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

Carol Danvers is one of seven kittens recently taken in from a municipal shelter overflowing with cats. The funds have allowed us to continue her vetting and prepare her for adoption. From her Petfinder profile: “Hi, my name is Carol Danvers. I am a female tabby and white mix kitty born March 25, 2019, looking for my forever home. I am FELV-negative, dewormed, current on flea/heartworm preventative, up-t-o-date on vaccines, and microchipped. My spay is included in my adoption fee and prescheduled with a local veterinarian. I have been around other cats, dogs, and children. Won’t you please give me my forever home?” Meet her here.

The Broome County Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Sponsor a Pet program

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

This grant is helping the sponsorship of a puppy in our care, Kettle, who was transported to our shelter from a rescue in Alabama.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Kettle is a puppy who was transported to our shelter from Alabama with his other siblings. He is a very sweet little boy who loves attention. He is scheduled to be adopted by a family as soon as he finishes some additional medical procedures.

Catkins Animal Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

This sponsorship was used to help provide for Rudolph’s care.

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

This sponsorship was specifically used to help Rudolph on his journey to find a forever home.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Rudolph was brought to us in the winter of 2018 in need of basic veterinary care and a loving forever family. His sponsorship helped with his veterinary costs and he found a loving forever home before the new year!

United Doberman Rescue and Canine Castaways of Minnesota: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The $90 in donations went directly to Sherman’s continuing vet care from the injuries he suffered from the dog that attacked him.

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

Sherman’s medical care has reached close to 10 grand. The $90 went to pay for one of his many medications.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Sherman was attacked by an adult dog when he was 3 months old. He suffered a broken jaw, broken eye socket, broken nasal cavity and loss of his eyesight in the eye that was damaged. He needed to be rushed to the University of Minnesota to be saved from these injuries. They had to do emergency surgery on his jaw. Some of his teeth were lost and he will still need dental care/surgery in the future. He is currently 6 months old and thriving, but still needing care from the U of M doctors. He will be adopted when they give the okay, or if an adopter lives close enough to the university to make sure he gets to the doctor as needed. Meet Sherman here.