Sponsor a Pet

Umbrella of Hope: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Medical bills for the animals in our care

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

We were able to provide dental care to the animals.

How many pets did this grant help?

Four

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

We rescue senior, special-needs and medically needy animals (mostly). We take the animals whom no one else will help and other rescues leave behind. These animals need an average of $500 in medical care and we receive an average of $57 in adoption fees for each animal. These Sponsor a Pet donations help bridge the gap. All four animals were adopted into lovely homes. Two of them have since passed on from natural causes; the other two are loved and happy.

The first photo shows Cricket. From Facebook: “Cricket Bug is a 9-year-old, 6-lb. Chihuahua/pug-mix spayed female. Kids: yes please. Cats: sure. Dogs: yes. Cricket has arthritis and is on medication to maintain it. Cricket joins us from Solano County Sheriff’s Office Animal Care Division.”

Los Angeles Animal Services - North Central Shelter: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Care of the animal.

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

The money assisted with the daily care, feed and medical care for the animal.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Brady was received as a stray in October of 2018. He was cared for until his successful adoption on December 1st, shortly after the donation was received. From Facebook: “Looking for a jogging buddy? We’ve got the boy for you! Brady loves to run, run, run! Only 3 years old, this energetic and strong athlete would love to join an active and experienced family that will work his mind and body. If you can give this cutie pie that, then you can give him a miracle!

“Brady is a bouncy 52-lb., tan-and-white, neutered male American pit bull terrier mix. He came to the shelter having a POSSIBLE OWNER whom the shelter contacted, but no one came to claim him. Brady deserves a new family that will take him for keeps.”

Purrfect Pals Cat Sanctuary & Adoption Centers: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

$90 purchased two 6.6-lb. bags of Ultamino for one of our sanctuary kitties with gastrointestinal issues, which is a six-week supply.

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

Special diet food is costly, and this grant helped us purchase a supply for one medically fragile kitty.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Shamara #31956 is an office cat so we can monitor her diet and medications. From Facebook: “Meet Shamara! Shamara was surrendered to a local shelter and Purrfect Pals rescued her when her time ran out. Shamara is a social lady who craves attention and thrives on activity around her that keeps her engaged and mentally stimulated. She is quite playful, appreciates all types of cat toys and just wants to be loved! Shamara will sometimes give ‘love bites,’ doesn’t like her lower back/tush petted, and needs a home with cat-savvy people and without young children. Judging from her interactions at the shelter, Shamara would do best as an only cat.”

Washington Wilkes Animal Shelter: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The donation was made through Sponsor a Pet for a dog named Shelby. Shelby is a black and tan coonhound who came to the shelter in January 2019 with mange on her face. The donation was used to cover her vet bills for mange treatment.

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

This money helped with the vet bill for the dog, who has had several treatments to help clear her skin. Our vet bill runs high and this donation helped us with that burden.

How many pets did this grant help?

One: Shelby

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

Shelby came to the shelter on Jan. 12, 2019, as an owner-surrender. Her owners surrendered her because she only tracks and trees the prey, but will not stay with the prey. At the time of arrival, she presented with mange on her face. She is a 3-year-old black and tan coonhound who is very sweet and friendly. There is an interested party, but they are waiting to see what happens with her mange. Shelby is still available for adoption. Meet Shelby here.

Colony Cats (& Dogs): Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money was used to feed and provide shelter and health care for Billy (Bob’s brother) while he was waiting for his forever home with Colony Cats.

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

We are one of the only no-kill shelters in Central Ohio. Therefore, food and care for the cats at Colony Cats while they are waiting to be adopted is a large expense. This money was used to purchase food and healthcare, which helps all the cats in our care have full bellies, be healthy and not spread infection.

How many pets did this grant help?

The money used to care for Billy also helps all the cats in our care (around 350).

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

Billy was adopted on March 7, 2019. His twin brother, Bob, was adopted on Nov. 11, 2018, and Billy received this money from Bob’s new mom while he was waiting for his own adoption day.

Capital Area Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The donation was made through the Sponsor a Pet program, and it was used to give Brewster, a 2-year-old dog, the care he needed.

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

The grant provided Brewster with the care he needed while at the shelter, which in turn provided him the opportunity to have a beautiful life.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

This grant helped Brewster, a dog who needed special compassionate care, find hope and a loving home. Brewster came to CAHS very fearful of humans and with a history of separation anxiety. The CAHS behavior specialists were able to provide Brewster with a personal behavior program, along with handling information for the future adopter. With the help of this grant, Brewster was given a second chance at life.

CT Cat Connection: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We use the money for many different things to care for and house 150 cats and kittens, including food and veterinarian costs.

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

To feed approximately two to five cats

How many pets did this grant help?

About 2 to 5

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

No pet has been adopted yet; will update. Pictured is Wilder. From Petfinder: “Wilder is a pretty 2-year-old boy. He is shy and scared right now. He cries to go play with the other cats, so he needs a home with another cat. I believe he will warm up in a quiet environment. He will need some adjustment time. If you can find it in your heart to work with Wilder and take him home, please come see him today.” Meet Wilder here.

SPCA of SWMI: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

A dog was sponsored.

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

It helped get an animal adopted.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

The dog sponsored, Chipperoo, was adopted in November.

Humane Society of Greater Jupiter/Tequesta dba Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic and Ranch: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Funds were used toward a specialist consult for a special-needs cat.

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

Furry Friends was able to take the cat to an eye specialist to determine if the cat was visually impaired and if treatment was an option.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

We received a cat who was dirty and covered in scabs. We immediately saw his sweet spirit and adventurous personality even though he was in a new environment. We learned that Dash had an adoring owner who had passed away, and when her belongings were moved out of the house, Dash was put outside to fend for himself. Neighbors would leave him food, but he had never been an outside cat. When he arrived at Furry Friends, we gave him the love, care and medical attention he needed, but started to notice that some of his subtle behaviors indicated that he might be visually impaired.

Because of the Sponsor a Pet program, we were able to take Dash to a ophthalmic specialist who confirmed that Dash is totally blind and has been for some time. We were amazed that he functions as well as he does without sight. He loves to steal food out of the bowls of other shelter cats — people are astounded that he can’t see!! As amazing as he is, we are heartbroken for him for him that he had to go through what had to be a terrifying experience. He is adored at Furry Friends and waiting for his forever home! Meet Dash here.

Houston Homeless Pet Project: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Sponsorship for Zeke, a senior dog in our program

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

It helped offset his vet bill, which is more than $1,300.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Houston Homeless Pet Project’s president shares the local county shelter’s volunteer Facebook page, which lists dogs that are posted on the euthanasia list. Her niece, who lives hundreds of miles away, texted her and said, “You have to save that dog!” The president asked her niece, “What dog?” and her niece sent her a pic of Zeke. We contacted an available foster to see if they could take him in and they said yes! The president told her niece that the dog was saved because of her and asked her to name him — that’s how he got his name.

The president’s niece visited for spring break and was able to meet the dog, Zeke, whose life she saved. She was very excited and emotional. Zeke is still not ready to be adopted because he was so skinny and he had other medical issues, such as severe ear and skin infections, and we needed time for him to heal. He’ll be ready to go to his forever home soon. Meet Zeke here.