Sponsor a Pet

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.

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.