Sponsor a Pet

Oregon Dog Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The donated money was put towards Sebastian’s healthcare that he was in need of upon arriving to our facility.

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

This grant is helping Sebastian live his best life thanks to the Petfinder Foundation’s Sponsor a Pet program. Thank you for advocating for our dogs!

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Sebastian arrived to Oregon Dog Rescue from a high-[intake] shelter in Tulare County, California. This little lovebug was clearly in need of a dental, neuter, and lots of TLC. The Petfinder Foundation’s Sponsor a Pet Program has assisted us to provide this sweet dog with the care he needs. Meet Sebastian here.

Central New York Cat Coalition, Inc.: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The Sponsor a Pet program money will be used for our spay/neuter services for foster animals seeking adoption.

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

This money will contribute toward spay/neuter for foster animals so they can become ready for new homes.

How many pets did this grant help?

2

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

Two of the pets sponsored were Lucky and Missy, who have been adopted. From their Petfinder profile: “Lucky and Missy are an adorable and beautiful Siamese-mix father-and-daughter duo. Both have beautiful blue eyes and extra toes! They have been inseparable since Missy was born and are looking for a home together. Lucky is approximately 6-7 years old and Missy is about 5. Both kitties lived in a home with a kind gentleman who took Lucky and his mate (Missy’s mother) in from the streets shortly before Missy was born. Unfortunately, Lucky and Missy both needed dental procedures recently and their mouths had gotten really painful since their owner could not afford to get them care sooner. That is why their owner surrendered them to the Animal Care Centers of NYC foster he had been working with for years in an effort to ensure they got the care they needed and were placed with someone who could afford to provide proper vet care for the remainder of their lives.

“Both Lucky and Missy had their dental surgeries and are now healthy, happy and ready to find a stable forever home. They are amazingly loving, gentle and sweet cats. Lucky is a full-time lap cat who wants to be getting love whenever his person is willing to give it. Missy is equally as loving, but she has more of a playful streak and knows her daddy likes some alone time with his humans so goes off to carry her favorite mouse toy around when he’s getting his one-on-one time. The two sleep, snuggle and play together and also love grooming each other.

“They are looking for a loving home together and, while they lived with several other cats at one point, their foster mom thinks they would love to just stay a kitty duo for now. They are gentle and kind so would do well with children; however, young children may be a bit too much for Lucky since he can be shy at first.

“They are super well-mannered cats who are low-maintenance and overall just a joy to have around. They have had all vetting done in addition to their dental cleanings and are ready any time. Note: Lucky and Missy have to be adopted together, no matter how good of a home they may be able to find separately. Their foster mom promised their previous owner and them that they would never be separated.”

Friends of Parkville Animal Shelter: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Vaccinations

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

The grant helped with the cost of vaccinations and food for the animals.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Winslow arrived at our shelter in December 2018 but spent most of his time in a foster home until his adoption in April 2019. He now has a new home, a new sister and a new name, Thurber. From his Petfinder profile: “Winslow is an American foxhound with an estimated date of birth of June 2012 and weighing about 50 lbs. Currently in a foster home with several other dogs, Winslow is doing well, showing he has good house manners and getting along with the other dogs. However, he hasn’t shown any inclination to play with the dogs and, since foxhounds are normally highly social dogs, this leads us to believe that up until now he wasn’t in a situation where play was allowed or, perhaps, possible. In the house, Winslow is quiet, very tolerant, and gentle. But outside Winslow is primarily a tracker, ready to follow a trail, so his new owner will have to be vigilant that on walks or in the yard he is not able to escape to chase whatever wildlife he smells. A dog the age of Winslow is past the puppy stage but still has plenty of energy and exuberance for life, and lots of affection to give his people. So far Winslow appears to be housebroken.”

Bond County Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The donation was used to provide both day-to-day and medical care for Mystik, a cat.

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

The grant helps us cover some of the costs associated with housing, feeding, and enriching animals’ lives and providing medical care to the animals in our care.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Mystik is a 2-year-old female cat who entered our shelter in March 2018. She was rescued along with her two kittens, Aspen and Blizzard, from our local animal-control facility. Mystik is a little shy, so she doesn’t make herself readily available to people for petting and holding. She is sociable and friendly with people she knows, but not with strangers. Mystik lives in one of our community rooms along with seven other cats. She needs a home that will give her the chance to be the wonderful, sweet cat we all know she is. Meet Mystik here.

Stockton Animal Shelter & the Animal Protection League: 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?

The grant money that is donated to the Animal Protection League is used to purchase supplies and materials for the animal shelter. The Animal Protection League also provides a low-cost spay/neuter program for the public’s most at-risk animals.

How many pets did this grant help?

Several

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

One of the sponsored pets was Oreo. From Facebook: “Oreo’s siblings tried to nurse on him when they were younger and now it is very difficult for him to pass urine. Being so young and small, at first they were not sure he could be helped at all, but U.C. Davis has a technique that should fix him up! Stockton shelter stepped up to help this little guy!! UPDATE: Surgery was this morning and went as planned! They just called, he woke up fine and ate and is ‘being his normal kitten self’ and on pain meds. He hasn’t peed yet that she knows of. They will update again in the morning. If he is peeing as he should be, he can discharge and come on home Friday!”

Friends of Parkville Animal Shelter: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The pet sponsorship money helped us pay our veterinarian bills to care for the animals.

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

The extra money we received through pet sponsorships is a great way for us to help pay our vet bills and keep our cat adoption fees competitive.

How many pets did this grant help?

Three pets received sponsorships.

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

Bugs was sponsored last February. He was a feral cat who had an injured leg which end up needing to be amputated. He was at our shelter for quite a while until a wonderful woman who had a heart for our special Bugs adopted him. They are doing well and living happily ever after.

PupStarz Recue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money was used to vaccinate and alter dogs and cats within our care.

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

The grant allowed important vaccinations, as well as alteration to prevent unwanted litters.

How many pets did this grant help?

2

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

This grant allowed us to take in Gallway, a kitten who was found with his mother and littermates. He has been adopted. From his Petfinder profile: “Meet Gallway, an 8-week-old, 2.6-lb. (as of April 8), delightful domestic shorthair mix. This lovely kitty is sweet, soft, and super loving. He is cat-friendly, dog-friendly and terrific with adults and kids. He is frisky and fun, but also knows how to chill out. He will swat feathers, chase plastic balls, and play with string toys — and then go down for a much-needed cat nap! He is cuddly, cute, and very entertaining to have around. He has a soothing purr and a gentle meow that will melt your heart. This deserving fluff-ball is a gem and will make someone very happy. ”

Animal House Shelter, Inc.: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money donated was used to help pay for the spay and neuter of dogs.

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

This grant helped us to prevent additional homeless pets that could be produced if the animal is not fixed.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

This grant helped out a puppy named Ace. Ace was set to be euthanized with the rest of his litter, but we rescued them to be adopted instead. We neuter and spay each of our animals before they go home with an adopter to ensure we are helping to be responsible advocates of not encouraging unexpected puppies. Ace was adopted and went home with a nice little family.

Friends For Life: 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?

It provided wellness care and a special diet to keep Sophie healthy while she waited for her forever home.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

The funds were use to help support Sophie, an 8-year old cat with FIV, during her time at Friends For Life before she found her forever home. She was on a special renal diet to support kidney function and keep her healthy. Sophie was adopted in March of 2019. Her mom bought Sophie her own bed, but Sophie refuses to use it and snuggles with her parents in their bed. She loves her new home and is even gaining weight!

Ninna's Road to Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The $180 from this quarter would have helped one average vetting, which is not typical of our rescue. Many of the dogs and cats we take in have extensive medical needs. We do, however, appreciate any amount donated.

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

Our vet bill averages $4,000 a month! Any amount donated to us helps in so many ways. We appreciate the Petfinder Foundation offering the Sponsor a Pet program. I wish more people contributed.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Betsy Jean, rescued from Animal Control, is just one dog whom the funds will benefit. She is still at our rescue. From her Petfinder profile: “Betsy Jean came to us from Caddo Parish Animal Services. She was an owner-surrender, but we’re not sure why. However, it does happen all the time: When their pet gets older, people tire of taking care of them and dump them at shelters. It’s really heartbreaking that a pet who’s devoted their love and loyalty to their owner is not given the same dignity and respect when they need it the most. That’s where we step in — and where YOU step in. There are adopters out there who look for aging pets to bring into their homes because they know what an amazing gift they are giving to the most vulnerable of our four-legged friends. Betsy Jean does great on a walk. She doesn’t do so well in a kennel. She’ll cry to be let out. If she knows you are around but she can’t get to you, she will cry. If she’s around you, she just wants a comfy bed or your lap and she’s good to go. She is the sweetest girl. She gives great kisses and is very social and friendly. She doesn’t meet a stranger. If you think you are the right person for sweet Betsy Jean, we’d love to hear from you!” Meet Betsy Jean here.