Sponsor a Pet

Animal Refuge Center, Inc.: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We used the funds donated by the sponsor toward medicines and pet vaccinations.

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

We have a sick bay area where sick and pre-spay or -neuter pets are held. The medicines and vaccinations purchased by these funds helped treat sick cats with upper-respiratory infections and other ailments, and to prevent further illnesses once they were healthy again.

How many pets did this grant help?

10-15

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

Our beautiful tabby and white female, Gabby (first photo), was adopted this past Thursday. Gabby was found and brought to the Animal Refuge Center by friends of ours in Radcliff. When Gabby was found, she was very hungry and it was clear to see that this precious young kitty had already been mother to a couple of litters of kittens. She does like to talk from time to time, so her name is very fitting. Gabby is easily content and no doubt she is settling in just fine and will likely be a couch potato.

NWAL Herding Dog Rescue, Inc.: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

It was put towards our medical expenses.

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.

The sponsored pet, Ginny, has not been adopted. She has several medical issues that have to be addressed before she is ready for adoption. She now weighs a nice 35 lbs., which is her ideal weight. We are working on our seizure-free program with Ginny so she can be adopted to a wonderful home again, that will be forever.

West Columbia Gorge Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money went to cover the adoption fee of the cat, Servilla.

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

It helped get the cat adopted.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Servilia was adopted on January 7, 2019. Thanks to the sponsor donating a couple times, the full fee was covered! Servilia was a sweet 6 year old female who came to us as a stray. She was a loving lady who was looking for a new home to keep her safe so she does not get lost again.

Pets Alive: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Pet food

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

This donation was used to help feed Cheeto!

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Cheeto is a large male feline who was abused when he was a kitten and he can’t seem to get past that. He’s been with Pets Alive for several years now and he can be extremely affectionate with people, but his mood can quickly change when least expected. He does not do well with other cats. We continue to work with Cheeto to help him overcome his behavior issues and he has a following of devoted volunteers and staff members who care for him on a daily basis. This donation will be used to feed Cheeto, who is a big fellow with a big appetite! Meet Cheeto here.

Labs4Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

To prepare Ginny for for adoption.

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

The donation was used to help defray the cost of veterinary expenses to prepare Ginny for adoption.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Ginny is a cute little girl and we think she is a Lab/basset hound mix, which we call a Bassador. She is playful and happy. Ginny is around 5 years old and 44 lbs. She gets along well with other dogs and loves spending time with her family. Ginny minds well and really wants to please. We do not know her background since she was found stray and someone took her to the shelter.

Ginny was fostered by a family in the Hartford, CT. area. After fostering Ginny for approximately one month, they decided to adopt her.

Trenton Cats Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

To help pay veterinary bills for a series of complicated eye surgeries on Smoosh, a very special young cat in our care.

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

Through this donation and others like it, we were able to afford highly-specialized eyelid agenesis surgeries for Smoosh.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Sweet little Smoosh was found as a skinny little kitten, covered in fleas, with a high fever and infected eyes, tied to a bush in Trenton, N.J., in January 2016. We soon learned she had several severe birth defects, including an enlarged heart, lung disease, and a host of other abnormalities, including a lack of eyelids. After several consultations and many tests, the specialists told us this sweet kitten’s life would be a limited one – maybe weeks, probably months, and definitely not years. Her adoring foster parents decided to give her the best possible life she could have for as long as she could have it, and little Smoosh defied all the odds. She grew pudgier, stronger and braver every day. She survived three surgeries and was adopted by her amazing foster family. These days, Smoosh, a.k.a. Melon Ball, The Baller or Pudgems, is a cone-free, happy spirit who loves to chase flies, look at birds, and play laser tag. Her heart condition will always be with her and she’ll always have lots of medicines, but Melon has a bright future with all the love a young cat could ever have. #TeamMelon

Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge, Inc.: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

To sponsor Reese until she was adopted ($22.50)

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

The funds donated offset the costs of medical care for adoptable dogs and cats.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

A RBARI staff member adopted sweet Reese! Reese is doing very well. She fits right into her home filled with tiny puppy friends, and her new mom loves Reese very much.

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

What was the money or product used for?

We used our money to purchase vaccines for our new puppies that were born this month.

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

The grant helped us keep all of our dogs at the same vaccination stage. If we didn’t have the grant, it would be much more challenging to make sure that everyone was safe from disease.

How many pets did this grant help?

26 dogs

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

Meet Heidi (the black-and-white chihuahua on the right)! She was adopted from our rescue three years ago. Her mom is now a volunteer and fundraiser for our rescue. Heidi was rescued off the streets and now has the best life with her new foster sibling, Annie! She loves treats and wrestling around with her new sister. Together, the rescue, volunteers, and all our adopters help spread the messages of “adopt, don’t shop” and “peace, love, and rescue!” We love when our animals go out into the world with their new families and continue to spread this message. Thank you to the Petfinder Foundation grant for helping us make our dream a reality!

NEPA Pet Fund and Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Animal care

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

All grants help by providing food, vaccinations, spay/neuters, transportation, etc.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

The grant helped pay for the neuter of Brody, who has since been adopted. From his Petfinder profile: “Brody is a 3-year-old Morkie who was given to our rescue when his owner passed away. He is about 6-8 lbs. Brody is super sweet and loves to be pet. He is a friendly, beautiful little dog. Brody will be completely vetted and neutered before adoption. He is housebroken but will mark, so he needs work in that area. The marking should subside with the neuter. He also really hates being in a crate and will scream and yell until you let him out. Other than those two things, he is a perfect gentleman.”

Yuba County Animal Care Services: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The funds were used for our medical account to help an injured cat who came into our shelter.

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

This grant helped us to offset the cost to treat A174118, a cat who was brought to our shelter with a nerve injury to his left front paw.

How many pets did this grant help?

One

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

ID #A174118 was a stray who was brought into our shelter with a bandage on his left front paw. Upon removal of the bandage, it was observed that he had a large open wound. We transported him to Feather River Veterinary Hospital, where Dr. Matt Tucker x-rayed the leg and determined that it was not broken, but the cat was suffering from nerve damage from an old injury. We were given medications to treat the wound. After his leg began improving, a local feline rescue contacted us and wanted to take him into their rescue to continue his recovery. A few weeks later, they reported back to us that he had been adopted and was doing well in his new home.