Fearless Kitty Rescue: Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The money was used to provide the adopter with funds for the diet and medical needs Teddy must have in order to stay healthy and continue to thrive as a senior kitty.
The funds will specifically cover Teddy's monthly expenses, including his raw-diet food and his subcutaneous fluids and supplies, including needles, lactated ringers, and line. It will also provide funding for the dietary supplements Teddy is on.
This grant was the catalyst that helped a senior kitty with a lot of special medical needs, and who needed special food and care, get adopted. It's hard to find the right adopter who will take on a kitty they know is going to have a lot of expenses even before the walk out the door. This $1,000 grant is what made the difference for the adopter, knowing they will have the funding to keep providing Teddy with the things he will need to stay as healthy as he can, as long as he can.
Teddy's length of stay in our rescue was over 550 days by the time he was adopted. This kitty was so deserving of a home, and this grant is what made it possible!
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Teddy was rescued from the streets in Cottonwood, AZ, in 2019. This sweet boy is FIV+ and has GI (stomach) issues, ear issues, and kidney disease. He had a tough life on the streets, and we wanted him to feel all the love an indoor cat should feel. He became a volunteer and staff favorite right away at the rescue, and we all knew it would take a special someone to give Teddy his forever home.
Well, in March 2021, that special someone saw Teddy on our website and just had to make him part of their home. They understood all of Teddy’s needs, and they were happy to do whatever Teddy needed for the rest of his life. They reached out to us and we not only set up a meet-and-greet, they came in several times afterwards to learn how to give Teddy his subcutaneous fluids.
Because of logistics, the adopters were not able to take Teddy home until May, but that only made things more special for Teddy at the rescue because we knew he’d be going home soon and he was given even more love than ever (if that was possible)!