Sponsor a Pet

Foothills Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Heartworm treatment for our dog Brownie.

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

We were able to treat one of our heartworm-positive dogs, increasing her chances of being adopted.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Brownie came to us in very poor shape and scared out of her mind. With lots of socialization, Brownie was able to trust the staff members. She is incredibly sweet and now goes to adoption events to show off how far she has come. She is perfect with other animals and will be a great companion to the right person. Brownie was high heartworm-positive and, with generous donations that were given to us, we were able to treat Brownie for heartworms, making her healthier and more adoptable.

Meet Brownie: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/30941420/

Taz & Penny's Happy Tails Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Vaccinations (rabies, distemper, parvo, etc.) and 4Dx tests for a senior dog, Taylor. She was Lyme-positive and needed a 30-day treatment of antibiotics. She also had some very stiff knees and this helped provide her with some much-needed medication to help her with her discomfort.

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

It helped us get veterinary care for a senior dog who tested positive for Lyme disease. Also, by helping with the cost of her vaccinations and tests and medication, we were free to use our other resources to bring three other new dogs in while still treating our senior dog, Taylor.

How many pets did this grant help?

Four dogs: Taylor, Sid, Sarge and Castle

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

Taylor came to us as an owner surrender. She had lived for 10 years with her family and suddenly found herself homeless when her owner had to move and couldn’t take Taylor with her. She is sweet, loyal and oh, so loving! At 10 years old, Taylor wasn’t the “cute little puppy” that everyone wanted. She was larger and older and starting to slow down and have those sore joints that bother older ones. We got her updated on all her vaccinations, found that she was Lyme-positive and treated her with antibiotics for 30 days and gave her some much-needed medication to ease her knee pain. She is enjoying herself at her foster home and doing very well while waiting for her forever home and family!

Meet Taylor: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/32004029/

Pack N Pounce Animal Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money that was donated was used to pay a vet bill for a dog who had acid thrown into her eyes.

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

The grant helped relieve the stress of having to come up with funding for a very special dog who had an immediate need and could not wait for vet care. She was able to get the care she needed and we were able to have the funds needed for other animals to get spayed/neutered and vaccinated.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Stinzy came to our rescue from her owner, with the claim that she was in excellent health except that she had conjunctivitis. Her owners admitted to not being able to take her to the vet for care, but we could not imagine leaving her with her eyes so hurt. We brought her to the vet for her first exam and the vet thought she might have eyelid entropion and would need several surgeries. After medication, the swelling went down and we realized that it was not entropion but acid damage to her eyes. She will be permanently blind in one eye but she has recovered excellently. Her hair may never fully grow back in but she is very happy in her new home. Her new family doesn’t mind that she isn’t perfect. They are just grateful to have her in their home.

Double Dog Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money was used for additional medical expenses not covered by our adoption fee.

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

We were able to pay for treatments of a dog with a severe case of mange.

How many pets did this grant help?

One

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

This money was used to help a beagle-mix dog named Abigail who had a severe case of mange. She was almost unrecognizable as a dog because it had ravaged her face and body, leaving sore, red, bleeding skin behind. She was only four months old at this time and in [an open-admission] shelter. No one would adopt her in this state. We pulled her to safety and, with the help of a very dedicated volunteer, treated the mange over the course of several months. Once she was healthy and had her fur back and looked like the cute dog she is, she was quickly adopted. Now she is enjoying a happy life with her forever family. Your grant allowed DDR to treat and save a dog who would have been overlooked and possibly killed because no one could see past her outside. Thank you, Petfinder Foundation!

A Way For A Stray Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Vetting and health care for our rescue dogs

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

Helped pay our vet bills and helped us take in a few more medically needy dogs from animal control!

How many pets did this grant help?

2

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

Words from Walter: Hi, folks! You haven’t heard much from me, but it’s about time I spoke up and told you my story, since not much was known when I was taken in. Two weeks ago, people thought I was a Chinese crested mix, because I had such little hair on my back and weird black freckles. Actually, I found out I’m a shih tzu (I hear that’s a good thing to be). I lived in a house with people who fed me crappy food — it tasted bad and it made my hair fall out and my skin itch. Then my tummy hurt and I peed all the time in the house. They got really mad at me, but I couldn’t help myself! Instead of taking me to a doggy doctor, who could have helped me feel better and not pee all the time, someone put a knife to my throat and cut it. Then they dumped me and left me all alone on the street to die.

Don’t feel sad, though, because these nice rescue ladies saved me! Now I’m with my foster mom, Bonni, and I get wonderful healthy food, good oils for my skin, and pills to make me feel better. I’ve only been on them a few days, but already I don’t pee so much and my tummy doesn’t hurt all the time. I heard the doggy doctor say that I had a “leathery bladder,” whatever that is, because I was in pain with this infection for a long time. Hey, not being able to talk about what ails you really holds a guy back! I’m just 14 lbs. and will be looking for a new home with kind people to love me and take good care of me. I’m only a few years old, I love people and dogs and cats; oh, I don’t swim very well, but that’s a story for another day!

Adopt a Golden Atlanta: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

100% of all donations we receive each quarter from generous supporters through the Petfinder Foundation’s Sponsor A Pet program go directly toward the medical expenses of our rescues. AGA does not have a facility. Instead, we rely on generous donors, our 250+ volunteers, and our dedicated fosters to lovingly care for each rescue and ensure it receives all of its needed medical care prior to adoption.

Petfinder Foundation donations such as those received in 2014 were most likely allocated toward funds that pay for AGA’s intake wellness exam given to every rescue brought into our care. This exam includes all vaccinations, a thorough assessment by AGA partner veterinarians of the rescue’s physical health, a fecal exam, a heartworm diagnostic test, medicated baths and grooming, flea and tick medication, and microchipping. Each rescue is different; during this intake exam, our vets may determine that a rescue requires x-rays, to be spayed or neutered, some form of surgery, urgent care, pain or other medications, grooming, or ongoing observation for a period of time.

We are grateful to the Petfinder Foundation and its donors for their continued support, generosity, and kindness.

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

Monies received from the Foundation are allocated directly to the veterinary care required by each rescue taken in at AGA. These funds help us ensure our golden and golden-mix rescues are in their best health prior to adoption.

How many pets did this grant help?

This grant will have paid for half of a wellness exam. In 2013, we received just over $200, so these funds would have covered the wellness exams of four (4) new rescues.

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

Corbin was found in May 2014 as a stray in Cobb County, GA, without any identification. He was vaccinated and neutered at the county Animal Control and then transported back to Atlanta by AGA. Corbin is a small Golden mix and has since been adopted (in February 2015). He was underweight at 35 lbs. and weighed just over 40 lbs. when adopted.

According to Corbin’s Wellness Intake Exam at VCA Braelinn Village Animal Hospital in Atlanta: Heartworm test results were positive but his treatment was deferred until after leg surgery. He completed his treatment and was declared heartworm-negative at the end of September. He fecal-tested positive for hookworms and he was de-wormed immediately. He had an old leg fracture causing lameness. On May 31, Corbin was operated on to repair and reset his poorly healed right back femur. He had a fractured left lower canine tooth which needed extraction, and moderate tartar. This extraction took place in a separate procedure under general anesthesia because his leg operation was too prolonged and involved to add in another procedure.

Seminole County Animal Services: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Spay and neuter of our adoptable pets.

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

By helping more animals become highly adoptable.

How many pets did this grant help?

Three cats

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

Oliver is a handsome 1-year-old male. He came to the shelter because his owner could no longer care for him. He is a super sweet boy and looks so adorable with his big sad eyes. He also has a small tuft of black hair on the top of his head. Oliver weighs 8 pounds, gets along well with other cats and he will be neutered before going to his forever home thanks to the Sponsor A Pet program!

Meet Oliver: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/31534368/

Houndhaven, Inc.: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money was used to help our darling Newman fight heartworms.

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

The donation helped us treat for heartworms. It paid for nearly half the cost, allowing us to focus on other medical issues Newman was facing.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Houndhaven went to look at dogs at Animal Control and we met Newman, who was scheduled for euthanasia. The helper said it was a mistake that he was even in the adoptables building and couldn’t explain how he got there. We believe that God placed him there for us to see because this sweetheart did not deserve to die. He had been seized from his owner because a neighbor reported that they were starving him to death. We agree, as this poor boy was down to 48 pounds when we got him. He was also missing a lot of hair and very itchy with mange and had heartworms. After some healing and lots of TLC, Newman became the new man we promised him he would become.

Newman finally found a home where he can have all the rubber chickens he wants! He is the only dog, and the cats couldn’t care less about sharing his toys! Mom said Newman may need to put squeaky toys away before bedtime so that she and the cats can get some sleep, but other than that he will get to enjoy them to his heart’s content. Newman will also get to go for walks around the community with his new mom and get to go to the woodshop where she makes projects. Apparently there are a lot of dog-loving guys at the woodshop who will get a kick out of Newman, and Newman will get to hang out with the guys. All in all, it sounds like Newman has finally found the perfect home! Better late than never, Newmie!!

Humane Society of Summit County: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money that we received from the Petfinder Foundation was put to good use in providing care for the animals we rescue every day.

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

We rescue animals that have been abused, injured and neglected. Many come in with urgent medical needs, such as being hit by a car and they need a limb amputated, and some come with few needs besides a new loving home. Whatever the case, we accept them and help them find their furever homes.

How many pets did this grant help?

In 2014, we rescued over 2,600 animals from abuse, neglect and abandonment.

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

It’s safe to say that Fabio had a pretty rough start in life. As you can see, our Humane Officers found him tied outdoors in the pouring rain. He was tangled between two trash cans and could not access any relief from the elements. So off he went to journey back here to PAWS where he would wait for a new forever home and make a lot of friends in the process.

During his time here, a haircut definitely became a priority and we hoped that a fresh grooming would bring good luck in finding our boy a home. And it did! Here is Fabio with his new mom and we are so happy they have found each other. We will miss his spunkiness around the shelter but know how happy he will be with his new life.

Burbank Animal Shelter: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money was used to go directly towards the adoption fee of Ranger, A60887.

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

The grant helps reduce the price of the adoption fee, which hopefully encourages people to meet Ranger.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

This super-handsome black-and-white Labrador Retriever mix is just over 2 years old and sweet as a button. He is incredibly smart, with a knack for commands and the game called fetch. Ranger adores attention, so being a central part of the family is very important. Older kids, over the age of 7, are best because this pooch is no small-fry! He is a playful, energetic fellow and will need an active lifestyle with daily exercise.