Sponsor a Pet

Friends For Life: 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?

It provided wellness care and a special diet to keep Sophie healthy while she waited for her forever home.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

The funds were use to help support Sophie, an 8-year old cat with FIV, during her time at Friends For Life before she found her forever home. She was on a special renal diet to support kidney function and keep her healthy. Sophie was adopted in March of 2019. Her mom bought Sophie her own bed, but Sophie refuses to use it and snuggles with her parents in their bed. She loves her new home and is even gaining weight!

Ninna's Road to Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The $180 from this quarter would have helped one average vetting, which is not typical of our rescue. Many of the dogs and cats we take in have extensive medical needs. We do, however, appreciate any amount donated.

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

Our vet bill averages $4,000 a month! Any amount donated to us helps in so many ways. We appreciate the Petfinder Foundation offering the Sponsor a Pet program. I wish more people contributed.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Betsy Jean, rescued from Animal Control, is just one dog whom the funds will benefit. She is still at our rescue. From her Petfinder profile: “Betsy Jean came to us from Caddo Parish Animal Services. She was an owner-surrender, but we’re not sure why. However, it does happen all the time: When their pet gets older, people tire of taking care of them and dump them at shelters. It’s really heartbreaking that a pet who’s devoted their love and loyalty to their owner is not given the same dignity and respect when they need it the most. That’s where we step in — and where YOU step in. There are adopters out there who look for aging pets to bring into their homes because they know what an amazing gift they are giving to the most vulnerable of our four-legged friends. Betsy Jean does great on a walk. She doesn’t do so well in a kennel. She’ll cry to be let out. If she knows you are around but she can’t get to you, she will cry. If she’s around you, she just wants a comfy bed or your lap and she’s good to go. She is the sweetest girl. She gives great kisses and is very social and friendly. She doesn’t meet a stranger. If you think you are the right person for sweet Betsy Jean, we’d love to hear from you!” Meet Betsy Jean here.

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!