Sponsor a Pet

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/

Alaska's Extended Life Animal Sanctuary: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The $45 was applied to our veterinary account at Kenai Veterinary Hospital.

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

It helped us treat a dog named Buddy. He was shot in the rear leg — from behind. Buddy is a very sweet neutered male, about 2 years old, a Dalmatian mix, who would not hurt a fly. The owner was unable to afford the surgery. Neighbors called us and we convinced the owner to sign him over to AELAS.
His right rear leg was broken in addition to having a small bullet lodged inside the bone. The surgery went well and he now has a long pin and wire that will hold his bone together until it is fully healed in about four months. He is recovering in our kitchen with three of our old resident cats. The vet bill to date is $1,320. When he is all healed, we will adopt him out for a $150 donation.

How many pets did this grant help?

We dedicated the entire $45 to Buddy’s vet bills.

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

Buddy was shot by someone while he was walking to his home. He was in his own yard. The shooter was never identified. Buddy’s owner could not afford to take Buddy to the vet. Concerned neighbors contacted us and we drove four hours to Homer and back to go and help him. When we arrived we saw Buddy sitting next to his porch, wagging his tail. That is when we found out that Buddy had been shot six days before anyone called us! We immediately called our vet and rushed him back to Kenai for treatment.

The surgery was a complete success. Buddy now has a long pin and wire holding his right rear leg together. He should be completely healed in four months.

The pictures speak for themselves: Even after all he has been through, he is a happy, smiling dog! Thank you to the Petfinder Foundation for making this program available. Thank you to all who donated and those who may donate in the future!

Meet Buddy: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/29077624/

Poodle and Pooch Rescue of Florida: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

This money was applied towards a mastectomy for April, our sweet little Dachshund girl.

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

Helped pay for surgery for April.

How many pets did this grant help?

This helped one very special girl in need.

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

April was a breeder throwaway. She was used for as long as she was useful, then dumped at animal control. She is an absolute sweetheart! April is 7 years old and has mammary tumors up and down both sides and needs two mastectomies. April had a great recovery from her first mastectomy and her second will be in May. We’ll clean her teeth at the same time. She’ll be ready for a home in June. She’ll spend the rest of her life as part of a family instead of an asset in a business!

April is being spoiled in foster care and learning to love, trust, enjoy stuffed animals and soft beds. She’s a special girl and this donation helped to heal her. We couldn’t be more grateful.

Furry Friends Network: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We used the grant to help us pay for surgery on Shawn.

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

It went towards a very large orthopedic surgery bill for Shawn.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Shawn was adopted out from Furry Friends Network in 2005 as a puppy. He was surrendered back to FFN in February 2014 due to his human family’s divorce. Shawn’s human planned to euthanize him because she figured no one would want him. Not only did he have some anxieties, but also a torn ACL. However, it is amazing what some love and medical care will do.

Shawn is a fine and distinguished gentleman (at 10 years young) who enjoys spending time with his foster family of adults and dogs. Shawn is friendly, loving and enjoys being outside. He looks forward to returning to his daily walks. Shawn loves to be with his people, adults and children, and finds comfort with other dogs as well. He especially feels comfortable with females, both the two-legged and four-legged varieties. He would do best with a family that is home the majority of the day as he gets anxious when left alone for long periods of time. He is housetrained, has excellent house manners and barks very little. Shawn should be back to his energetic self soon. Other than his repaired ACL, Shawn is in excellent health, and is full of life. Because of all his recent changes, he will need extra time to transition to his new home to make him feel safe and loved through his senior years. Do you have a space in your home and heart for Shawn? He is looking for his perfect match so he can finally unpack his suitcase and stay awhile.

Grant County Animal Outreach: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

This money is going to help a cat with his surgery.

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

This helped pay for a surgery for a cat that had come in with a collar embedded behind his leg.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

We had a beautiful, young male cat come in with a pretty badly infected wound. The cat had to immediately be taken to the vet. It was discovered that if the collar had been left much longer, his leg may have been severed. He had his surgery and is now on his way to healing.

Fresno Bully Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Veterinary care

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

This support helps us continue to give the dogs in our care the necessary medical attention and care needed and required.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

This grant helped one of our resident senior dogs receive his monthly arthritis care. He requires joint supplements and prescribed inflammation and pain medications.

Humane Society of Amherst County: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money was used to save an emaciated young dog in danger due to the condition he came in.

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

We were able to get him vetted and back to a good/healthy (normal) weight. With meds, his hair came back nicely and he returned to the beautiful dog he was before the neglect.

How many pets did this grant help?

one

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

Dragis (renamed Dakota) came in horribly emaciated. His hair was thin. He was found on the side of the road by a Good Samaritan. He was standing beside his brother that was hit by a car and died. It was a very sad story. We got him healthy and a Malinois rescue group four hours away took him into foster care. His foster mom KEPT HIM!!! He is now spoiled rotten — we get updates and he looks BEAUTIFUL!!

Three Sisters Pet Rescue/Ohio Hound Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Specific, special-needs pets.

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

By paying for extraordinary veterinary care and expenses.

How many pets did this grant help?

4+

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

We were able to help with the care of several special-needs cats like Jet (first photo), who is nearly blind; two heartworm positive dogs: Star (second photo) and Charlie (third photo), and one dog with a large mammary tumor, Queenie (last photo).

UPDATE June 11, 2014: Jet is ADOPTED! He is a lucky boy!

Cat Association of Topeka: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Sponsor a Pet money is used for the care and feeding of the cat chosen by the donor. All funds go directly to their daily care.

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

The grant money is a big help in contributing to our operational costs to provide proper nutrition and veterinary care to the cats in our shelter. We are a small no-kill cat shelter, so some of our cats are long-term residents with special needs.

How many pets did this grant help?

One

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

The cat the donor chose, Bumpers, has been in our care for several years. The donations made to sponsor him will help with his care and food for three months. This is especially helpful since he is a senior cat on a prescription diet. He is doing very well, and was recently moved to a larger room with lots of climbing shelves and a large sunny window. We are still hopeful that someone will open their home to him. In the meantime, he is very content and happy! We agree with the donor’s comment: Senior cats rule!