Sponsor a Pet

Pet Adoption Network, Inc.: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Medication for dry eyes for Little Bit, the sponsored pet. This was the second donation from the same donor for this dog.

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

All of our adoption fees go toward medical needs, and Little Bit needed a professionally compounded medication on an ongoing basis. The donation was reserved for his needs.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Little Bit was a previously adopted dog who was returned due to his owner’s declining mental capacity. His family decided they couldn’t keep him, and while we are still in rescue, our contract says we will take them back. So we had Little Bit back for about six months, but then we found him a new home with an adopter who had medical experience and was willing to take on the cost of his ongoing medications. He is a very happy boy now!

Burbank Animal Shelter: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Funds are used to maintain the overall needs of our shelter animals. Food, bedding and other supplies are purchased with grant funds. Additionally, during the last quarter of 2018, the shelter was able to purchase allergy and vaccination medications.

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

All additional funds help the shelter service and provide for the needs of the animals we care for. With the support of our Sponsor a Pet grants, the shelter can replenish supplies and food for our pets. In some cases, when our animals have specialized medical needs, extra funds allow our organization to pay for and meet those specialized needs.

How many pets did this grant help?

8+

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

Alfie was adopted after a few months in the shelter. He received treatment, vaccinations, and social assessments to make sure he was in the best shape before being placed in his forever home. From Facebook: “At only 3 years old, Alfie is a true street cat. He came to the shelter thinking he had to fight to survive. But after receiving lots of love and treats, he lowered his tough exterior and revealed his warm and sweet personality. Once he is comfortable, he loves attention and returns the favor with loud purrs and gentle head bunts. Alfie can be a little shy, so he will need a quiet home where he can enjoy some couch time and cuddles.”

Angels of Assisi: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Medical care for shelter pets

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

We were able to provide additional medical care for the pets in the shelter.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Figaro came in with a horrible eye infection. He ended up needing to have the eye enucleated, and the Petfinder Foundation grant helped cover the cost of the enucleation.

Second Chance Animal Services: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

See below.

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

See below.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

The donation was to sponsor a pet named Presley. It helped us to offset the cost of his medical care. Presley has been adopted.

Animal Rescue Force: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

All money donated is used to assist with medical expenses incurred by the animals.

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

The funds helped us purchase medication for the animals in need.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Bandit had a bacterial infection in his ear which required lotion and and antibiotic to heal. From his Petfinder profile: “Bandit is a playful boy who loves to hang out and be pet. He is very sweet and loves to lie in his foster mom’s lap. Come meet this handsome boy! Bandit is approximately 6 months old.” Meet Bandit here.

Quad City Animal Welfare Center: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Medical care for animals at the Spay and Neuter Wellness Center

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

As a nonprofit we rely solely on donations. This donation has helped save an animal’s life!

How many pets did this grant help?

Twelve. This was given to our clinic to help the animals currently housed there.

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

Currently a few of the animals at our clinic are Benson, Princess, Beau and Humble (first photo). This donation will be spread through all of the 12 animals at the clinic, when they come back they will placed up for adoption. From Humble’s Petfinder profile: “Humble is a chocolate husky mix! This cookie-colored lovebug has a bit of separation anxiety and is an escape master (which is pretty normal for his breed), so he wants a patient someone to give him love and cuddles. Come in and meet this kissy baby!” Meet Humble here.

Fido and Fluffy's Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We used the money to pay for vaccinations, vet bills, and pee pads for our pregnant dogs.

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

It helped us get all of our dogs to the same vaccination stage so they do not infect one another. This has helped our rescues stay happy, healthy, and ready for adoption.

How many pets did this grant help?

10

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

This is Lemon Rice Soup. She was rescued from Hurricane Maria and was found stranded on top of a building, fending for herself. She had intestinal parasites and was very sick and thin. After weeks of working through her ailments, we were able to get her to perfect health and she was adopted to a wonderful family. She is the happiest she has ever been!

Home at Last Dog Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Home at Last is a dog rescue organization that rescues dogs of all ages, sizes, breeds, and medical needs.

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

We pride ourselves on being able to take medical cases that other organizations may not have the funding to help. The Petfinder Foundation’s Sponsor a Pet program is so appreciated, as it helps with our medical-needs dogs!

How many pets did this grant help?

One

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

During the time of this sponsorship, we had a medical case named Ronald Weasley. He was a 3-month-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel pup with a really bad heart murmur. He was able to have heart surgery to correct it and was adopted at the end of 2018!

Adopt A Saint: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The donation went towards Kane’s medical bill at the vet’s. Kane was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and entropion in both eyes. He had surgery to correct the entropion and is on medication for the hypothyroidism, plus he needed to be neutered.

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

Without the donations that we received, we would have had to wait to schedule Kane’s surgery.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Kane, a 4-year-old rough-coat male, was surrendered to a local shelter on April 16 and was eligible for euthanasia on April 30, so we rescued him on the 28th after being notified that he was there. As you can see from the first photo, he had a terrible skin condition that needed medical attention right away. When we picked him up, he nestled himself in the comforter in the back of my SUV (second photo) and slept all the way to our vet. My vet diagnosed him with hypothyroidism and entropion in both eyes. He also needed to be neutered. He was skin and bones, at least 50 lbs. underweight. After eight months of vet care, he was adopted.

Pennington County Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Animal care

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

Food, medical care

How many pets did this grant help?

10

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

Butters (first photo) found a home thanks to Petfinder! He now lives in a different country. We love that Petfinder can reach people outside our area!