Sponsor a Pet

Central PA Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

This money was used to purchase chew toys for our dogs. These will provide hours of enjoyment and assist with our enrichment program.

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

The chew toys purchased will assist in the enrichment program our shelter is building. The happier our animals, the more appealing they are when potential adopters come in to visit.

How many pets did this grant help?

All of our dog population, which is approximately 45.

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

One of our scared Pit Bull dogs now looks forward to having her kennel opened, as she is associating people walking by with receiving a frozen Kong filled with peanut butter. She is becoming more trusting and will even greet you at the gate. Prior to this, she was very timid and scared with people. A huge success for our Laney 🙂

Meet Laney: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/29708135/

Furry Friends Network: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The donation was put towards the medical expenses incurred for Angel, who was diagnosed with bilateral luxating patellas. She had her first knee repaired Oct. 28.

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

It helped us with medical expenses.

How many pets did this grant help?

One

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

When just a 4-month-old puppy, Angel was chained to her front porch in downtown Harrisburg and left there to endure both cold December days and nights. Thankfully a neighbor cared enough to find help for Angel. Angel spent a year in foster care without any luck in finding her forever home. As she matured, it was evident that Angel needed training beyond what a foster parent could provide and entered the Hounds Of Prison Education (HOPE) on Nov. 4, 2012. She stayed there until she was adopted on June 28, 2014. Without the HOPE program, who knows what would have happened to Angel? Angel is adjusting to life outside of prison, and is continuing to work with a trainer as she learns to live without bars. Sadly, Angel has been diagnosed with bilateral luxating patellas (her knee caps move in and out of place). This is a very painful condition and extremely expensive to fix. Angel is only 3 years old and has a lot of romping to do!

Seminole County Animal Services: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

X-rays for Short Tail, who suffered from shaky rear legs

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

See below

How many pets did this grant help?

One

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

Short Tail (who actually has a long tail!) came into the shelter as a stray with her littermates after being found by a lawn-maintenance worker under some bushes. The litter was lovingly raised in foster care to get ready for adoption. Short Tail suffered from shaky rear legs and for a while we thought she was just scared with new situations. When her situation continued, it was decided to have an x-ray done to see if there was something medically that needed to be taken care of. We used the money from the Petfinder Sponsor a Pet Program to have the x-ray done. We are happy to report that Short Tail did not have anything major wrong with her and the day after her x-ray she was adopted into a wonderful family that promised to follow up with her vet care and make sure she had the best life possible, shaky legs and all! Thank you for your continued support and generosity!

CSRA Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We used the $45 for products to prevent fleas/ticks and for deworming medication (drontal) for some of our cats.

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

By killing fleas/ticks and treating intestinal parasites, our cats were healthier. They also showcase themselves better when they aren’t scratching for fleas. They clearly feel better when they aren’t bothered by parasites.

How many pets did this grant help?

2

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

We used the $45 for products to prevent fleas/ticks and for deworming medication (drontal) for some of our cats, like Baby (a domestic short hair solid gray female 4-year-old adult). Baby has now been adopted, and we are happy the adopter could take home a cat free of parasites. We also treated an older kitten named Jax. He is a red tabby male. Jax has also been adopted and is shown at his new home in the attached photo.

All Our Orphans - Friends of Randolph Animal Pound: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money was used to offset the cost of special reduced-price adoption to help have more cats and kittens adopted from our shelter.

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

All of our cats and kittens are vetted, vaccinated, combo-tested and spayed or neutered. We ask for adoption fees to help offset the cost. With this money, we used it to help pay some of the vet bills for the spay/neuter and adopted out cats and kittens at a discounted rate to attract more adopters.

How many pets did this grant help?

Eight cats were adopted are our special event (many were adults who had been in our shelter for a long time).

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

Miss Kitty had been surrendered to our shelter six months ago because her owner lost her home. Miss Kitty became very depressed and stopped eating. She had to be hospitalized. We put Miss Kitty in a foster home and she was adopted on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, for $6 Sunday. She is very happy in her new home. Picture No. 1 is when Miss Kitty first came into our shelter. She was depressed and sick. Picture No. 2 is after six months of foster care and adoption!

South Pacific County Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Helped a kitten in need and paid for two cat neuters.

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

It provided a much-needed surgery for a 10-week-old kitten.

How many pets did this grant help?

Our little hernia kitten and two cat neuters

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

Romeo is 10-11 weeks old and came to us with a huge hernia about the size of a tennis ball. Thanks to our wonderful surgeon Dr. Ed Ketel, he has had a successful surgery and is recovering in foster care right now. You won’t find a sweeter, more playful kitten with a dynamic personality as little Romeo; he never stops purring despite all he’s been through. He earned his name by winning over the whole staff at Oceanside Animal Clinic and his foster mom. Please contact the South Pacific County Humane Society if you are interested in adopting him. He will need to be monitored in the upcoming months to make sure he continues to thrive. If there’s any indication of how great he’s doing now, then he’s well on his way to a long and happy life! Thanks, Dr. Ed!!

CARE - Crossroads Animal Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Treatment for a heartworm-positive senior lab

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

It helped us to have enough funds to do the treatment

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Hank, an 11-year-old lab was surrendered to a local [open-admission] shelter by his family. He was heartworm-positive. Our rescue was able to pull him and treat him. Hank is the best old dog! He loves everyone, is housetrained, good with cats and other dogs. He knows sit, shake, roll over, down, and speak! Meet Hank here: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/30629196/

Update Nov. 7, 2014: Hank has been adopted!

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/