Sponsor a Pet

Brew City Bully Club: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money was used to help two rescues — see below.

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

This grant was a gift from God. We’re such a small organization and can’t usually take on medical cases. I don’t know where Chance would be if we hadn’t had this grant. It allowed us to save him because we knew that we could afford his treatment! What a blessing!

And we would’ve found a way to have Handsome’s tumor removed of course — but we didn’t have to stress out and throw together a fundraiser and beg people for fast cash, which was amazing! It was so nice not to have to focus on the money and to be able to just focus on the dog!

THANK YOU!

How many pets did this grant help?

Two

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

The money was used to help two rescues. One is Handsome Red (first two photos), who came out of a 2014 dogfighting bust in Milwaukee. We’ve been rehabbing him since July and found out just before receiving the grant that he had a cancerous tumor. He was able to have surgery to remove it — they got great margins — and we think the cancer is gone! He’s now up for adoption!

The money has also been helping a new rescue named Chance (second two photos) who came to us off the streets of Milwaukee with about 50% of his body badly burned. We had several vet visits and did lots of treatment with essential oils. He has grown more than half of his hair back and his other skin is soft and healthy! He’s not quite ready for adoption but will be soon! Meet both dogs: http://www.brewcitybullies.org/adoptables.php

The Humane Society for Seattle/King County: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The donation was used to support Seattle Humane’s ongoing services dedicated to keeping people and pets together. Programs include pet adoption, humane education, on-campus dog training, a pet-food bank, and spay/neuter services to low-income pet owners.

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

Last year Seattle Humane placed over 7,000 animals in loving homes. Every dollar counts towards funding their medical care, food, and staffing costs to care for them.

How many pets did this grant help?

The donation of $45 covered vaccines, microchip and flea medication for one animal.

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

Iggy, a 2-month-old Lab mix, benefited from vaccines to prepare her for adoption, a microchip to keep her from getting lost, and flea medication to keep her comfortable thanks to the Sponsor a Pet donation. She was adopted right away into a loving family.

Friends of Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Vaccination of O’dell, a dog from Scottsboro shelter.

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

This specific donation helped us vaccinate a dog that was in need.

How many pets did this grant help?

One

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

O’dell was at the shelter for a month, and she was becoming urgent. She is 1 year old, about 45 lbs, and is VERY gentle and loving. She gets along wonderfully with any dog we’ve tried her with, and she has the sweetest disposition and face. Loves to sit at your feet and be petted. I was able to foster her and we got her pulled from the shelter. She was vaccinated and spayed at the vet.

Nashville Cat Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

This money was given to us via the Sponsor A Pet program.

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

This helped one of our long-time resident cats, Bosco, find a fabulous home!

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Bosco came from [an open-admission] shelter and wasn’t having any luck finding a forever home. He is an older cat and not a “fancy” breed — just a plain ole’ orange and white kitty. When someone paid his adoption fee through Petfinder’s Sponsor A Pet program, Bosco was finally able to find an amazing home with the perfect family!

Rutland County Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Veterinary care for shelter animals.

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

Paid for veterinary care

How many pets did this grant help?

5

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

We recently had an extremely overweight dog come to the shelter. Our fear was that he needed weight management and that finding a home that could provide that care to help him lose weight was questionable. We needed to test his thyroid levels, which were fine, and do some other blood work on him. Now he is off to a foster home with a special diet and exercise plan. When he gets to normal weight, we can adopt him out with instructions for keeping him healthy.

Another dog at the shelter is Champ, pictured. Champ is a 1-year-old, neutered Jack Russell terrier mix. He says, “I’m a silly, friendly fella who loves being with people. I’m a lap dog and will hop up and give you a kiss or two as soon as you sit down. I’m an energetic guy who enjoys walks, hikes and other activities so I’m looking for an active family. I’ll need lots of exercise and play time so I don’t get into trouble and get into things (I did that sometimes in my previous home!). I don’t play with toys very often because I’d rather just hang out with my favorite people. I’m a little shyer and quieter than my friend Chief but I’m still an awesome guy. Chief and I were surrendered by our owner on July 3 because we were too much for her. I will need some work on house training but I’m smart so I think I’ll figure it out pretty quickly, especially when I get into a routine. My previous owner said I was good with kids but I have no known history with cats. If you have a dog at home it will be important that we meet to make sure we get along. I’m quick on my feet so you’ll need to watch the doors to make sure I don’t get out. I’m a great size for snuggling on the couch after a great day of exercise so if you think I might make a terrific addition to your home, please stop by for a visit!” Meet Champ: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/32692540/

SPCA of Martinsville & Henry County: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money was put into our spay/neuter fund to help with the cost of surgery.

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

By increasing the number of animals spayed/neutered in the public, we decrease the numbers coming into the shelter for adoption.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Pawpaw is an elderly gentleman who needed special care during his neuter surgery, funded in part by the Sponsor a Pet grant. Meet Pawpaw: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/31792113

Humane Society of Warren County: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Funds were used in support of Olive’s Fund. Olive’s Fund is a special fund designed to help provide for shelter pets in need of advanced medical treatments.

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

Benjamin Button showed up outside our shelter as a stray. He was horribly matted and ill. In addition to needing a serious grooming, Ben was suffering from bladder stones. Ben was a new man following his surgery and is now available for adoption. He’s a sweet boy who is looking for a constant companion of his own. Ben loves children, cats, and other dogs but would probably prefer a nice quiet home of his own.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Benjamin Button showed up outside of our shelter as a stray. He was horribly matted and ill. In addition to needing a serious grooming, Ben was suffering from bladder stones. Ben was a new man following his surgery and is now available for adoption. He’s a sweet boy who is looking for a constant companion of his own. Ben loves children, cats, and other dogs but would probably prefer a nice quiet home of his own.

Patches Place Cat Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money will be used for spaying Lady and neutering Romeo and for paying for their vaccinations.

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

A large part of our expenses are spaying/neutering and vaccinations. We do not adopt out any cat or kitten that has not been spayed/neutered and vaccinated. When funds are short, we pay for these expenses out of our personal funds.

How many pets did this grant help?

Two

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

Lady and her mother, Katie, were abandoned at a farm. The owner is an older gentleman with health problems and he could not take care of them. He brought them here to Patches Place after a possum attacked Katie and killed Lady’s sibling. Romeo was found abandoned in a bank parking lot; the lady who found him works in another state so she is only home on weekends. She could not take care of him so he came here and is a wonderful playmate for Lady. Pictures, in order, are Lady, Katie and Romeo.

H.O.P.E. Safehouse Inc.: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The $90 we received through the Sponsor A Pet program went to pay off medical bills for Stuffing (a canine).

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

HOPE’s biggest expense is medical bills, as we take in animals who have curable illnesses but may be euthanized at their current facility because of the expense or time required to care for the animal. Any donation to help with our medical bills helps us rescue more animals.

How many pets did this grant help?

One

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

HOPE Safehouse went to an animal transport location where we had agreed to take a few dogs and cats. Stuffing, a Rottweiler and Shepard mix, was not one of our agreed-upon animals, but none of the other rescues wanted her because she looked old, so HOPE took her. After Stuffing was taken to our veterinary clinic, it was determined that she was six years old, tested positive for heartworm, had nub teeth from eating rocks and garbage and had tin foil in her stomach.

We gave Stuffing all the necessary medical care she needed before and during her stay in a foster home. The local newspaper ran a story about Stuffing on Dec. 24, 2014, and she had an accepted adoption application on Dec. 26. Stuffing’s story is what HOPE is all about.

Burbank Animal Shelter: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The donation was applied directly towards the adoption fees of Beverly and Wagner. We hope that the reduced adoption fees will help bring attention to these animals and get them adopted into good homes.

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

The grant helps our animals have reduced adoption fees thanks to the donors.

How many pets did this grant help?

2

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

Sponsor a Pet donations were applied directly towards the adoption fees of Beverly and Wagner. Beverly has been at the shelter since January. She is a very independent cat who will need an owner willing to spend time with her. She is a sweet girl but can be moody. She came in as a stray and is approximately 4 years old. She can be a bit of a diva at times and needs an experienced cat owner who is willing to deal with her attitude and know when to leave her be.

Wagner is a wiry-haired, cream border terrier mix with a signature underbite. Wagner is bonded with another dog name Katie. Both are a bit shy at first, but will open up in a tender, new home. Older kids and experienced dog owners are much appreciated. Wagner came in as a stray and is approximately 7 years old. It would be great to home Wagner and Katie together, but if not they must be adopted to a home with another dog. They can NOT be the only dog in the household. Wagner will need basic training and housetraining. He loves going on walks.

Meet Beverly: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/31367634/
Meet Wagner: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/30810058/
Meet Katie: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/30810059/