Houston Homeless Pet Project: Sponsor a Pet

What was the money or product used for?

Sponsorship for Zeke, a senior dog in our program

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

It helped offset his vet bill, which is more than $1,300.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Houston Homeless Pet Project’s president shares the local county shelter’s volunteer Facebook page, which lists dogs that are posted on the euthanasia list. Her niece, who lives hundreds of miles away, texted her and said, “You have to save that dog!” The president asked her niece, “What dog?” and her niece sent her a pic of Zeke. We contacted an available foster to see if they could take him in and they said yes! The president told her niece that the dog was saved because of her and asked her to name him — that’s how he got his name.

The president’s niece visited for spring break and was able to meet the dog, Zeke, whose life she saved. She was very excited and emotional. Zeke is still not ready to be adopted because he was so skinny and he had other medical issues, such as severe ear and skin infections, and we needed time for him to heal. He’ll be ready to go to his forever home soon. Meet Zeke here.

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