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Fearless Kitty Rescue: Grant Report

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

We used the money to provide an adopter with funding they needed to give a senior kitty ongoing medical care. Specifically, it was to help this adopter continue to pay for ongoing acupuncture for the cat's condition.

This money helped us get this kitty adopted. It can be very challenging for someone to adopt an animal when they know that the animal must have ongoing medical care for the remainder of his or her life. With the funding we received, we provided the needed medical care for this kitty for the next year. This funding was important for that adopter and the decision they made to adopt this kitty knowing the expenses they will incur.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Max was adopted! Max was a kitty whom we took after a plea from the Arizona Humane Society about a kitty who needed ongoing medical care. They deemed him “unadoptable” because of his medical condition. Max is a senior snowshoe and came to us with a degenerative neuromuscular disorder after his owners returned him because they could not afford to care for him. His symptoms required acupuncture treatments. These treatments give him more muscle control.

We took Max in on Aug. 29, 2019, and immediately starting getting him the medical treatments he needed. As a result, there was great improvement for Max and he became an “adoptable” kitty. However, we knew Max would need ongoing medical care that his adopter would have to provide. This was not funding we could afford to provide to an adopter, so we reached out to the Petfinder Foundation and applied for grant assistance, which we were awarded.

On Dec. 4, 2019, we were granted $850 from the Petfinder Foundation to help a potential adopter continue with Max’s care. On Dec. 31, 2019, Max was adopted and placed into a loving home where he will continue to get the acupuncture treatments he needs for the rest of his life!

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