Sponsor a Pet

Golden Retriever Rescue of Atlanta: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Veterinary expenses

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

The funds helped with the expense of returning a golden retriever to health so that he could be adopted into a permanent home.

How many pets did this grant help?

One

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

Lexray (now Lex) was an outside dog. He has a beautiful red coat, but entered our program as a very sick boy. Lexray was heartworm-positive and had a severe ear infection. Lex received TLC from his foster who got him on the road to recovery and to his new home. His adopting family previously adopted from GRRA, and Lex’s canine sister, Nadia, is a GRRA alum.

Lenawee Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

This grant allowed us to lower the adoption fee on one of our long-term resident cats.

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

By allowing us to lower the adoption fee on one of our long-term cats, we were able to spotlight him and encourage adopters to pick a cat they normally wouldn’t consider. By lowering adoption fees and promoting specials, we are able to bring in new adopters who may not have opted to adopt in the past, thus increasing our adoptions and saving more animals.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Lincoln, a 4-month-old black kitten, was the kitten specifically helped by this grant. He had been with us since he was just several weeks old. Unfortunately, his litter arrived with severe upper respiratory infections, and after weeks of medical treatments and antibiotics, Lincoln missed his chance at the adoption floor while he was a “cute” kitten. Adopters came in looking for really young kittens or older adults — never the awkward teenagers. Lincoln wasn’t a flashy cat due to his black coat, but he was one of our sweetest! We reduced his adoption fee with the help of our Sponsor A Pet grant, spotlighted him, and within a couple of days his new owner came across him and immediately adopted him. We couldn’t have asked for a better ending!

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

What was the money or product used for?

The sponsorship money for Linus was used to help pay for dental work he needed. Additional money received was used for general care.

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

This sponsorship made it possible for YAAP to provide Linus with the dental work that he desperately needed.

How many pets did this grant help?

2

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

Linus is a three-legged Siamese cat who was found in 2012 roaming the streets of York, Neb., several times. The first couple times he was brought to York Adopt-A-Pet, he was claimed by his owners. The final time he was brought to the shelter, his owners never came to pick him up. We do not know how Linus lost one of his legs but it has not affected him in any way. Linus has a mind of his own and was having a hard time adapting to shelter life, so a foster home was found for him. He has spent the last two years living in a beautiful backyard with a heated and air-conditioned shop to come and go as he pleases. Life is grand for him. A few months ago his foster mom ask YAAP if it would be possible for Linus to have some dental work done. His sponsorship could not have come at a better time, as the dental work would have been done but the sponsorship money lessened the financial burden on YAAP.

Last Chance Ranch Animal Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

For the medical/physical care of our shelter dogs.

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

It’s was used to buy specific specials foods to help dogs like Casey and Rose (pictured) take in the extra nutrition needed to build them up and, in Casey’s case, re-grow fur. It’s also used for medicated washes and medications used.

How many pets did this grant help?

4+

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

Casey came to Last Chance Ranch Animal Rescue suffering from severe malnutrition and hair loss. After weeks of good diet and soothing medicated baths from our dedicated volunteers, Casey’s hair and spirit are both making an amazing comeback.

Just a few short weeks into her life, little Rose was found emaciated and dying of Parvo under a rose bush in Philadelphia. Under the loving care of the LCR staff, Rose is now “blooming” and has already found her fur-ever home thanks to the wonderful Sponsor a Pet donations!

Humane Society of Kandiyohi & Meeker Counties: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

To help us care for the wonderful pets that come through the door, whom we care for until they can go back out the front door into a new home.

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

We received the Cat Castles this year and that has helped the felines in our care — less stress, healthier kitties. The money that we receive through the Sponsor a Pet Program helps us feed the animals that come into our care.

How many pets did this grant help?

To date, 894 animals have come into our care. Of this 894, 449 have been kittens and cats.

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

Hootie came in as a stray. His family was not able to afford the fees to take him back. We were able to neuter him, update his vaccinations, microchip him and return him to his owners.

Loving Companions Animal Rescue, Inc.: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

To provide medical care for the pets in our custody and ensure they are healthy and happy.

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

This grant helped by supporting the needs of our special-care animals. Many of the pets we receive have special medical needs that must be maintained to support their daily health requirements.

How many pets did this grant help?

We are treating 16 pets daily currently.

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

Ghost is one of the current canines we have that was a special-needs case. Ghost came in with a really bad skin condition that had been misdiagnosed. We have had to do daily treatments and many visits to the veterinarian. He is currently going through a series of treatments to improve his immune system to help him find a way to overcome this chronic condition. He is such a sweet dog that has had to endure problems since he was a puppy, but his wonderful personality has never failed him to charm everyone he meets. He is gentle and very smart and will make an excellent family pet.

Meridian Valley Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Spay surgery

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

This grant helped this little girl transition into a new chapter of her life where she will no longer be bred and will be loved as she so deserves.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

We used the Sponsor-A-Pet money to help pay for the spay of a 10-year-old female Min Pin who had been used as a breeder and was no longer useful to the family.

Humane Society of McCormick County: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Vaccinations and microchipping

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

We are an all-volunteer organization so all money goes to help the animals. In this case, the money was used to give shots to and microchip a stray dog named Mandy.

How many pets did this grant help?

One

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

We picked up a mom dog, Mandy, and her puppy. The puppy was adopted first. Mandy was strong and desperate for love. They were given all the appropriate shots, spayed and microchipped. After giving her a little time to get adjusted, we started bringing her to adoption events on Saturdays at a PetSmart store. At first she was afraid of the slick shiny floors and the automatic doors, but then she learned to enjoy the attention. She was fostered and house trained. Mandy was adopted and is now living in her forever home.

Pets & People Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Health care for disabled puppy, Taffy

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

Help to cover the costs of surgery and follow-up care for puppy.

How many pets did this grant help?

One

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

Taffy is an adorable boy. He is sweet and friendly and just wants to play with everyone! He is a happy little guy in spite of his handicap — he was born with an abnormality and is unable to extend his left front foot. After surgery to release the tendons, he wears a special boot his foster mom got him to help strengthen his foot. Unfortunately, as he grows, his left leg will always be shorter than his right. He is doing great on his house training and has recently found a forever home that will continue with his “physical therapy.”

Spencer Pet Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The donation was used toward medical for a stray dog, Zoey, who had 11 puppies. One died and then Zoey had to be treated for a mammary tumor and heartworm.

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

The donation helped to pay the medical bill for Zoey.

How many pets did this grant help?

It helped one dog, Zoey.

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

The donation was used toward medical for a stray dog, Zoey, who had 11 puppies and had to be treated for a mammary tumor and heartworm. Zoey is the consummate Labrador, sweet, laid-back and lovable. She gets along with everyone and everything. She was a fantastic mom, which shows her nurturing nature. All her pups were adopted so it’s Zoeys turn. Come see wonderful Miss Zoey: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/29097879/