Sponsor a Pet

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.

Central PA Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Your generous donation of $202.50 was used to help sponsor five dogs at $40 each.

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

The Central PA Humane Society (CPHS) has an open admission policy, meaning that we take any small animal (dog, cat, rabbit, guinea pig, snake, ferret, etc.) that needs our shelter. We average nearly 4,500 animals each year. The CPHS receives no government or national humane society funding; all of the funds needed to operate the shelter come from community donations. The care and upkeep of the animals and physical building require a constant stream of money. Yet we try to keep the cost of adoption down as low as possible so that anyone who would like the love and companionship of our animals has the ability to adopt. Through sponsorship money, loving families can affordably adopt an animal who is hoping for his new “furever” home.

How many pets did this grant help?

Five dogs

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

Noah is a sweet dog who was found by a kind person in the Sinking Valley area of Altoona and brought to the Shelter on Dec. 20, 2013. He is an energetic Jack Russell terrier that loves to play ball and take long walks. Noah had been here at the CPHS Shelter for several weeks. Our local CBS affiliate allows us to bring a pet each week to air as “Pet of the Week” on their Friday noon newscast. Noah was the Pet of the Week on Jan. 3. When the check arrived from Petfinder Foundation in mid-January, we chose Noah as one of the sponsorship dogs because he had already been here for a month. Neither his television appearance nor the fact that he was already neutered had gotten him adopted. He had begun to show signs of stress, so we hoped that the sponsorship would give someone motivation to venture out during one of the coldest, snowiest winters in years! It worked! Stephanie and her two young boys came to see Noah. They played together in a visitation room and all went well. Their application was approved and on Feb. 3, Noah said farewell to the CPHS staff and went to his new “furever” home!

Seattle Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The funds were used to help a homeless pet at our shelter as we care for them before we find them a new home.

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

This grant has helped our organization continue our mission of bringing people and pets together for lifelong relationships.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Meet Sierra, a lovely and good-natured 3-year-old Australian Shepherd mix with thick, soft fur and a sweet smile. Sierra came to us because her owner was moving and was unable to take her along. Sierra is a big, friendly girl who enjoys people and other animals. She enjoys spending quality time with her people. Meet Sierra today at Seattle Humane and help her on her journey to become the fit, active and playful girl she deserves to be! As with all of our dogs, Sierra has been spayed, microchipped, vaccinated and behavior-tested. She will go home with a certificate for an examination by a King County veterinarian and an identification tag. PLUS, most dog adoptions include 30 days of pet insurance from Trupanion and six weeks of training in one of our on-campus dog behavior courses — a great way to start off on the right paw!

McPherson County Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The Petfinder Foundation Sponsor a Pet grant money is put into our general fund. which supports the food and medical care we provide to our pets, as well as keeping our lights and electricity turned on.

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

The grant helps to keep our doors open, as we are a nonprofit organization that is supported entirely by donations.

How many pets did this grant help?

Approximately 85 cats, plus one foster dog

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

Our foster dog, Buddy, had to board at a vet clinic because we had no foster home for him. We try very hard not to keep animals at the vet clinic, but sometimes it is a necessity. The grant helped with the cost for his stay. Buddy is now in his forever home!

MSPCA at Nevins Farm: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

These dollars were directed towards our medical fund, for the care of animals with medical needs beyond preliminary vetting and sterilization.

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

Funds like these make it possible for us to be able to care for pets that have medical problems that require treatment before they are considered adoptable by the general public.

How many pets did this grant help?

These funds were spent on one cat.

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

The generous funds received through Petfinder Foundation were used to help diagnose and treat an ill 10-year-old cat named Ginger. Ginger arrived at Nevins Farm in late October with significant eye issues. Her initial exam indicated a probable melanoma and the treatment recommendation was for a right eye enucleation.

Ginger underwent surgery successfully shortly thereafter, recovered well and was adopted on November 1!

Thank you for helping us heal this deserving cat who now has a loving home to spend her final years in.

Mitchell County Animal Rescue, Inc : Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The Sponsor a Pet program allows us to lower adoption fees and get homes for our pets.

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

Sponsor an adoption.

How many pets did this grant help?

2

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

We were able to lower adoption prices on two frightened Chihuahuas, Noodle and his son Nate, and get them in homes sooner than if they had been full price. Both got good homes. Noodle was adopted by a woman who had just lost her 19-year-old small dog. I called and told her Noodle needed her. She felt she would betray the dog she buried. So I asked her to foster. She wanted him in less that two hours. Thank you so much for all the Petfinder Foundation does for the shelter animals.

Furry Friends Network: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The donation we received was used to help pay for medical care for a dog named Diesel. He and his sister were returned to our organization after 8 years. They both needed updated vaccines, blood work, dental cleanings and Diesel had 2 tumors removed and biopsied. Thankfully they were benign!

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

It helped us pay for the medical bill.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Diesel and Dixie were adopted from our organization as puppies in 2005. In August 2013, I learned that the adopter had given the dogs to his daughter because he was no longer able to care for them. After much frustration trying to reach the daughter, learning the dogs were first being kept outside and then in crates 24/7, we were able to get them transported back to our rescue at the beginning of December. They are happy and enjoying life in a foster home. We will continue to work to find them a forever home as they so much deserve someone to love them unconditionally as they have loved their humans in the past.

LEARN more about adopting them here –> http://bit.ly/DieselAndDixie

CRASH\'s LANDING: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Medical care

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

Medical care

How many pets did this grant help?

one blind cat that came in terrbily ill; needed extensive testing and medical treatment

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

It hasn\’t been written up yet, but the cat\’s name is PEABO and will be on petfinder once he is out of the woods:)

Chance at Life Cat Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Two large bags of Cat Chow.

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

We were able to purchase extra food.

How many pets did this grant help?

25

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

Almost all of our cats/kittens are rescues from the street along with some owner surrenders and kill shelter rescues. The grant money was used to buy extra food for the cats we care for like Alina, Cameo, Felicity and Galdby.