Sponsor a Pet

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!

Seminole County Animal Services: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The donations we have gotten from the Sponsor A Pet Program have been and will be used to spay and neuter some of our shelter cats. Typically an adopter pays for the spay or neuter of the cat they choose when they adopt. But we find that if some of the cats are already spayed or neutered and the adopter is allowed to adopt and take the cat home that day that it will give some cats the edge they need to get adopted. Our county shelter is not budgeted to pre-spay or neuter animals available for adoption, so this grant will help us to do this and get some cats adopted that may not have been.

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

It will help some of the cats we have get adopted quicker, so they can start their new lives in a home rather that spending more time at the shelter.

How many pets did this grant help?

A $90 grant will neuter three male cats or two female cats with $10 left over.

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

Andy is a really friendly grey tiger cat that has just passed his two-month anniversary at the shelter. He is an awesome cat and gets along well with other cats but still he wasn’t adopted. Andy and two of his cat friends, Junior and Django, will be neutered using the grant money.

Shetland Sheepdog Placement Services of NJ: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We are a rescue, not a shelter. We foster shelties until they are adopted. But some of our fosters are very elderly and so ill that they cannot be adopted. They are “forever fosters.” Our medical bills are very high for these dogs.

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

All donations go directly to vet care for our fosters.

How many pets did this grant help?

At least one forever foster’s vet bills

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

Angel came to SSPSNJ in October of 2012. Originally named Aggie, she was 10 years old at the time. She was covered in fleas. In fact, they were so bad that they were crawling around her eyes and over her nose. You could see the fleas all over her body. She needed lots of medical care. She literally had NO hair all along her back. She needed time for her skin to heal, a dental, to be spayed, removal of a mammary tumor, as well as senior-panel blood work, a thyroid panel, shots, and testing for heartworm and parasites.

Still, she is the sweetest sheltie that you would ever meet. She went right into her rescuer’s arms and snuggled in close, licking her hands and giving kisses.

In May of 2013, Angel’s foster mom noticed a difference in Angel’s eyes when she woke up in the morning. She rushed her to the vets. Angel has chronic glaucoma in her good eye and retinal detachment in the other eye, so she is now blind in both eyes caused from hypertension brought on by renal disease. Even though she had been on blood-pressure meds for months, her high blood pressure still did damage to the eyes. It can happen very quickly. She will never get her sight back, but she is now on an additional medication in hopes it will lower the high blood pressure, and also another eye drop.

As of April 2014, Angel’s foster mom reports that her condition is about the same. She has a wonderful appetite and is holding her own. Angel currently takes two different medicines for her blood pressure and she will be going in soon for another recheck for her eye and blood pressure. Angel is managing on her own and seems to know her way around outside pretty well! Her favorite thing is still to get treats and to snuggle. She is a happy little girl.

Humane Society of Warren County: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Funds from the Sponsor a Pet program in the first quarter of 2014 helped pets like Bailey receive the intensive medical treatment necessary following long-term neglect. Meet Bailey:
http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/28801040/

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

The grant helped provide medical treatment for Bailey, one of six dogs seized by Warren County Animal Control due to neglect.

How many pets did this grant help?

One pet ($45)

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

Bailey was one of six dogs seized by Warren County Animal Control due to neglect. The six dogs came to the Humane Society of Warren County underweight and suffering from severe skin infections. All six dogs were timid as they had never received much human contact. HSWC treated their skin conditions, fed them a high-quality diet and worked on socialization skills. The treatment took eight weeks, but now all of these wonderful, grateful pups are ready for their forever homes.

Pictured is Bailey. She is a mixed breed about 4 years old. Bailey is a very sweet girl who will make someone a loyal companion. She loves to give kisses and sit on furniture; we assume it’s because both of those things are new to her.

Thank you for giving dogs like Bailey a second chance. Your sponsorship makes a difference.

Delaware SPCA: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

This money was used for our Second Chance Fund, which assists shelter pets requiring immediate medical care, surgery and treatment beyond the scope of our shelter medicine program.

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

Thanks to the Petfinder Foundation’s grant, we were able to provide medical care for seriously ill and injured pets, saving their lives and restoring their health. These pets then have a second chance for a new life. Once healed, they are made available for adoption and are ultimately placed with loving homes.

How many pets did this grant help?

Approximately 30 pets are helped with this fund annually.

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

Rose is a sweet little calico cat that was unbelievably thrown from a car. A Good Samaritan rescued her and brought her to the Delaware SPCA. Her injuries were serious. Thanks to this grant, we were able to amputate Rose’s back leg. She recovered well and quickly adjusted to life on three legs. She has since been adopted into her forever home.

Remy was on the brink of death after being left tied to a front porch in frigid temperatures. She suffered from hypothermia, was malnourished and could not even stand. The pitbull mix was rushed to an emergency veterinarian, where she received lifesaving treatment. Remy is now thriving in her new home with a family who loves her.