Sponsor a Pet

Friends of the Shelter/Simpson County Animal Shelter: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Sponsored a portion of an adoption fee

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

Allowed the adoption fee of one dog to be reduced

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

We had a longer timer in our shelter and were able to use this money to help reduce his adoption fee from $75 to $52.50. We believe this helped to finally allow him to find a home. From his Petfinder profile: “Tucker came in on Nov. 27, 2014, as a stray. We think he is around 8 years old but he sure acts a lot younger. He is shy and timid at first but warms up quickly and has a wonderful personality! He loves to play with people and pretty much ignores other dogs. He had a light dental (which means deep cleaning is a good idea in another six months or so) and was neutered and had a haircut to get the mats out but will need professional grooming to look his best. But he thinks he is pretty cute right now as-is!! He was also tested for heartworm and is negative.”

Sheryl’s Den Animal Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The grant money was used to purchase deworming medication for more than one animal with Sheryl’s Den Animal Rescue.

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

This grant money was used to help with the cost of deworming medication.

How many pets did this grant help?

5

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

Honey arrived in poor condition and with many parasites. She’s now a happy, adopted girl, parasite-free! She arrived on Aug. 15 to her foster home, where she was cared for in a home with other dogs. She is dog-friendly and loves people. She learned the household rules and seemed to be picking things up very quickly. She did not know all of her commands, but with time and training, she will do great. The core of this dog is a friendly, sweet soul who wants to please and is easy to correct when we do not want her to do something such as go on the furniture.

Only Maine Coons Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We used the funds to pay for a combo FiV/FeLV test for one of our current foster kitties named Buffy.

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

The Sponsor a Pet grant from the Petfinder Foundation allowed Only Maine Coons Rescue to assist a woman in a domestic-violence situation who needed to rehome her much-loved cat, allowing her to then seek help herself at a shelter for abused women. The grant provided the funds needed to pay for the cat’s required veterinary care, which then allowed OMC Rescue to bring the cat into one of our foster homes. We are an all-donation-run organization, and this grant went directly to the kitty in need.

How many pets did this grant help?

One

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

We used the funds to help a woman who needed to surrender her beloved cat, Buffy, due to abuse in the home. She and Buffy were both being physically abused. Afraid to leave and go to a shelter without providing for her cat, she stayed in a bad situation until a suitable placement for Buffy could be found. She reached out to us for help and we agreed to take Buffy into foster care. Before bringing Buffy into one of our foster homes, Buffy needed to be tested for FiV/FeLV. We can only take negative cats into care, as all our placements are in private foster homes with other fosters and pets.

The owner took Buffy to a local vet and had her tested for Fiv/FeLV. OMC Rescue paid for the test with the help of the funds from this grant, as the owner had no funds to do so. Fortunately Buffy’s test came back negative and we were able to bring her into rescue, where she now waits for the purrfect home. Meet Buffy: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/32125777/

Thanks to this grant, it was possible for us to help out a person who was down on her luck and save a beautiful kitty from a bad situation.

Miami Pet Assistance Coalition: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Veterinary care for a dog we found with an embedded collar.

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

We are a community-outreach group that focuses on getting low-income pet owners’ dogs and cats spayed/neutered and vaccinated, but we often wind up doing emergency rescues and/or funding other veterinary expenses.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Bobby is a young dog who lived neglected and covered with fleas in a dirty backyard. When MPAC picked him up to be neutered and vaccinated, we found he had an embedded collar that cut into his neck! The wound was filthy and infected. We immediately removed the collar and sought veterinary care. He is now healed and living with one of our loving fosters, waiting for the right home.

Great Plains Pointer Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Vetting

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

We have had some higher expenses with heartworm treatments and senior dogs in need. This grant was applied to the vetting care needs.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Sponsor a Pet funds were applied to Sydney for her heartworm treatment. She is a survivor! WOOF! Sydney says: “Hello, Sydney here, but you can call me Lil Bit, because I’m just an adorable little bit of a pointer mix. I was born to cuddle, and being only 35 lbs., I am just the right size. I came from a horrible abuse situation but survived with a delightful personality. I am crate-trained, but also can be left loose in the house. I’m doggy-door savvy. I need a fence, as the rabbits tempt me and my nose loves long walks. I could use some basic obedience training to complement my winning personality. I do not like full flights of stairs, but we’re working on that. I have completed my heartworm treatment and am ready for my forever home!” Meet Sydney: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/32907401/

Cocker Spaniel Resources, Inc.: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money from this grant was used for medical care for Oscar, a senior black cocker spaniel who had high blood pressure and glaucoma, which required his eyes to be removed. He also had bladder stones.

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

This grant came at a very difficult time in the life of Oscar. He needed much medical care. This grant helped with Oscar’s high blood pressure medications. He needed to get his blood pressure under control before any other medical procedures could be done.

How many pets did this grant help?

One lucky dog named Oscar.

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

Oscar is one lucky boy to have been sent to Cocker Spaniel Resources, Inc., from another rescue which is not breed-specific. The impact of money from donations and sponsors is beyond words; without donations and sponsors Oscar would have gone over the Rainbow Bridge. The generosity of Petfinder sponsors and donations has truly made a difference in Oscar’s life. He came to CSR needing to have both eyes removed due to glaucoma. Before he could have surgery, Oscar had to have his blood pressure under control; then he had surgery to remove a bladder stone. He will be on blood pressure medication and eat special food for the rest of his life. He is totally blind due to having had his eyes removed. He has been adopted and is the joy of his family’s life.

Shih Tzu Rescue, Adoption & Education Safehouse (S.T.R.A.E.S.): Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The Sponsor a Pet donation for our shelter dog, Daisy, was used to purchase medications for her.

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

The donation was used to pay for medications for Daisy, a dog at our shelter. This made our funds go a little further for the care of other shelter dogs.

How many pets did this grant help?

one

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

Daisy was one of our sanctuary pets; these are dogs who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness and are receiving quality-of-life hospice care. Daisy died of bone cancer in June of this year. The Sponsor a Pet donation was used to pay for medications for her, which made our funds go a little further for the care of other shelter dogs.

Cleveland Animal Protective League: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The grant was used to help the nearly 15,000 animals who come through our doors each year.

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

The grant helped animals through a variety of our progressive programs.

How many pets did this grant help?

Nearly 15,000 animals who come through our doors each year.

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

Rosie had been abandoned, chained to a house on Cleveland’s east side. Her brindle coat was dirty and dull, and she did not have food or water. Worse yet, Rosie, an American bulldog mix, was in labor, about to give birth to her puppies in the cold, wet mud under the porch.

Fortunately for Rosie, the Cleveland APL’s Humane Investigations team arrived just in time. They immediately put Rosie in their vehicle to take her to the APL, where she could have her puppies in a warm, cozy space. The puppies wouldn’t wait, though. Rosie gave birth to some of them on her way to the APL, and the rest after she arrived at the shelter—ultimately 10 in all.

Once she arrived at the APL, the veterinary team took over and began treating Rosie and the puppies. Rosie herself received tender, loving care while she took good care of her puppies. She nursed all 10 and, miraculously, all 10 survived!

After they were weaned, the puppies quickly found their new homes. Then it was Rosie’s turn. Rosie met her new, loving family and the rest is history! She is now living the happy life that she so deserves!

Kind Hands 4 Paws Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

General expendures

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

Supplied food and care

How many pets did this grant help?

2

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

DJ is a cute, friendly little guy and I personally am at odds as to why he hasn’t been adopted. DJ was a rescue from the puppy mills. His is alleged to be a brother to BJ. We were told they are Shih Tzu mixed with Pomeranian. Regardless of what he is, he is simply adorable. He is 10 months old and is still very playful and not much of a couch potato. He likes to play and does well with all of our other dogs but really deserves to be the only dog. We do not want DJ to be a failure so we insist on him being crate trained and in order to potty train him, he would not be able to be left alone for a period exceeding four hours. This dog is a delight and will be a great little guy with some patience and training. He is up-to-date on his vaccinations and is neutered. He is now ready for that long-sought-after “furever” home! Meet DJ: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/31400575

Arizona Cattle Dog Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The $2,250 grant was used to cover some routine vaccination expenses incurred by animals in our care in January 2015.

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

Every penny counts! Our only revenue comes from adoption fees, merchandise sales and donations such as this one.

How many pets did this grant help?

one

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

Rosie benefited from the Sponsor a Pet grant. Her story isn’t unusually compelling, but she has some good photos! She was a stray who made her way to an overcrowded shelter that contacted Arizona Cattle Dog Rescue. Her great personality, athleticism and sharp looks quickly attracted the attention of the man who adopted her. These photos are his.