Sponsor a Pet

Last Hope: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

buying kitten food

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

We never get donations of kitten food and we used it for that!

How many pets did this grant help?

10

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

Many kittens are saved

Humane Society of Jefferson County, WA: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Enrichment toys and food for animals.

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

It helps us buy food (some of our dogs/cats need special diets) and much-needed thinking/enrichment toys. Of course grants like this also help us afford to keep the animals until we can find them homes.

How many pets did this grant help?

5

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

Karl, a mastiff mix, was a dog who came to us as a stray on March 18, 2014. Karl is a goofy boy who was very beloved by volunteers and staff, but some of our potential adopters were intimidated by his size. Karl stayed with us, getting training and love, until he found his forever home on Oct. 1. Karl was one of the dogs who was “sponsored” on Petfinder through the Sponsor a Pet grant. This grant helped us to buy him toys that he loved, such as Kong wobblers, to keep him busy and happy during his stay here at HSJC.

Nebraska Boston Terrier Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Vet costs

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

We were able to provide rabies vaccinations for two dogs.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Ghita, a puppy-mill French Bulldog, was able to receive a rabies vaccine, as was Bubba, a puppy-mill Boston Terrier. Ghita is a 5.5-year-old DEAF Frenchie. She is sweet with her people, but she is a little pickier with her canine friends. Ghita came from a breeding operation and she isn’t used to all the new attention she is getting. She is fine with other dogs when they are all running around on the floor together, but if she is in your lap getting attention she does NOT want to share her person. She will try to eat whatever dog tries to horn in on her loving!

Meet Ghita: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/29090848/

York Adopt-A-Pet: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

To neuter and vaccinate Rudy and Kratos and to provide medical care and vaccinations for Lucky

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

This grant helped with the cost of altering, vaccinations and medical.

How many pets did this grant help?

3+

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

Lucky is a senior dog. The Sponsor a Pet grant money received enabled us to waive his adoption fee and reduce it for others. It also allowed us to neuter and vaccinate Rudy and Kratos and to provide medical care and vaccinations for Lucky.

Wood County Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We used the money to help pay for prescription food, glucose-testing supplies, insulin, surgery for a cat that was hit by a car, a tail amputation, and medications for critically ill animals.

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

We are an organization that runs solely on grants and donations from the public, so the money we received helps our “special-needs” animals that require a little more money to be ready for adoption.

How many pets did this grant help?

The money donated went into our emergency medical fund which right now is helping five animals.

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

Currently we have a diabetic cat named Abra who requires prescription food, daily glucose testing and insulin injections. She is a staff and volunteer favorite because even though she gets poked and prodded daily she still has a very sweet disposition. It also helps that she has gorgeous black fur and big gold eyes that just suck you in.

Dakota came to us after he was hit by a car. He has a broken pelvis and had to have his tail amputated. He is unable to go to the bathroom on his own and needs to have his bladder and bowels expressed multiple times daily. Despite being in pain he is still sweet as can be and loves to be pet. He is quite the talker and lets you know when he thinks it’s time to eat. He is on the road to recovery, though, and will make a great companion for someone once he has healed up.

Second Chance Cocker Rescue, Inc.: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Medical bills

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

Allows us to rescue more cocker spaniels

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

This Sponsor a Pet grant paid to vaccinate Cosette, who came in with her sister Genevieve. They are 9-week-old cocker/Chihuahua mixes who look like miniature cockers– adorable! They were adopted together!

Liberty Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The donation was used to provide a course of vaccinations for one of the homeless animals in our care.

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

This grant subsidized a course of vaccinations for one of the homeless 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.

Onyx is an approximately 1-year old male pit mix who came into our shelter as a stray. The Petfinder Foundation Sponsor a Pet grant helped us provide a full course of vaccinations for Onyx to get him ready for his adoptive home.

Four Paws Rescue, Inc.: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money was used for one of our biggest expenses, pet food!

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

The grant helped with our pet-food bill; money saved in that area helps us pay for other expenses, such as veterinary bills or other shelter expenses.

How many pets did this grant help?

We currently care for 200 dogs and cats at any given time; the grant money has helped them all.

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

HAPPY TAIL! Ryker is one of the puppies that were born to Annie, a full-term pregnant dog who was rescued by Four Paws Rescue. Rykder was eventually adopted into a loving family, as were all of his siblings. Ryker’s family reports he is a happy, healthy, energetic puppy who fits well into their clan. He will soon be trained to be a therapy dog! What a handsome boy he is!

Humane Society of Jefferson County, WA: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

General animal care and veterinary expenses.

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

This grant helps us pay for medical procedures (like spay/neuter) as well as necessary supplies for operation, such as cat litter, food, cleaning supplies, etc.

How many pets did this grant help?

5

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

Last year a senior dog named Harley arrived at our shelter. His owner had passed away, and the family who had inherited the dog rapidly noticed he was very ill. They rushed him to the vet, where he was diagnosed with a dangerous and painful condition: urinary crystals. Unfortunately, they could not pay to fix little Harley up. The vet took him on and fixed him up, but knew that he would need to remain on a prescription diet to keep the crystals from reoccurring. The vet, having a good relationship with our shelter, passed Harley along to us, knowing we would find him a great home where he could get the care (and love) he so needed. Harley was with us from late September to early January before he found his forever home. While he was at our shelter, we had his urine retested to make sure he was doing well, and (of course) bought several bags of his expensive prescription food! Harley did have someone donate towards his care via his Petfinder Sponsor a Pet, which helped us purchase his prescription food and keep him healthy!

Labs N More Puppy Rescue, Inc.: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Eight dogs were spayed or neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, chipped, fed, transported and examined. Two were treated for infections. The donation didn’t cover all the expenses, but every small donation helps. Thank you, Petfinder Foundation, for your help!

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

See above and story below.

How many pets did this grant help?

8

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

One of our volunteers was approached by a restaurant employee while eating out one night. Seems word had gotten out that our volunteer was a dog rescuer. The employee had unaltered dogs, one male, one female. As a dog rescue volunteer we know puppies are a sure thing with two unaltered adults. We learned that they had just had their second litter — seven babies this time. The first litter had been given away “for free.” We knew we had to help not only get the pups to safe homes but to prevent another unwanted litter. The family was kind and loving to their dogs but simply did not have the financial ability to spay/neuter or provide vet care for the pups or their parents. They also did not have a car to get to/from vet appointments. Our volunteer offered to be their driver.

The first step was providing the mother dog with lots of food so she could produce milk. When the pups were age-appropriate, we also started deworming them. During this time we decided not to take any chances and had the daddy dog neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Fortunately he was in good health.

Mother dog was not as lucky. From having a chronic untreated ear infection, she had a hematoma on her ear that required surgery. After months of our volunteer driving the owner and mother dog to the vet, she was finally spayed, current on vaccinations, and healthy (with her ear infection cleared up).

Unfortunately, two of the pups were given away. Our rescue took in the remaining five and did the usual altering, deworming, microchipping, and vaccinating. We learned that a family member of the owner had one of the pups that had been given away. We were able to arrange and pay for that pup’s vet care and neuter as well. One of the five in our rescue developed a UTI that had to be treated. All have found wonderful homes and are healthy. We are getting happy updates!

In summary, eight dogs were spayed or neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, chipped, fed, transported and examined. Two were treated for infections. Three of the eight dogs were never part of our rescue but were helped anyway. Cost? Not sure, never added it up. We just knew we had to do what we had to do and paid the bills as they came to us. We have never regretted it. Thank you, Petfinder Foundation, for your help!