Animal Protection League: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The $45 contributed toward the cost of the offsite dog/cat adoptions that are held for the Stockton Animal Shelter. In addition, it contributed toward items that we purchase for the animals at the Stockton Animal Shelter. All the offsite adoption events are run by Animal Protection League volunteers.
This grant contributes toward the expenses of running the offsite adoption events and enables us to purchase items for the animals at the Stockton Animal Shelter. We are currently fundraising to purchase the Stockton Animal Shelter a $75,000 x-ray machine because they currently have to send injured pets to an offsite veterinary clinic. Peanut is pictured below and he is one of the many animals that would have benefited from the shelter having an on-site x-ray machine. He is the highlight of our current x-ray fundraiser.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Cuzko, formerly known as Peanut, is just one example of how x-rays are vital to save the lives of animals at the Stockton Animal Shelter. Cuzko was found by the Vasquez family in February of 2015, but they were unable to afford the medical expenses associated with his broken ulna. They brought him to the shelter on Feb. 27, hoping that the shelter would be able to treat him. They also expressed an interest in adopting him if possible. The Stockton Animal Shelter sent Peanut to an offsite veterinary clinic for x-rays and he was determined to have a fracture of his distal left radius and ulna; this is a very common injury in small dog breeds. The Stockton Animal Shelter then contacted the U.C. Davis veterinary school to see if they would be able to do the surgery and repair the fracture, which they did. Cuzko then went back to the Vasquez family. His human brother was recovering from a broken leg, so they recovered together. Cuzko” was adopted by the Vasquez family on March 11, 2015, and has recovered fully.
The Animal Protection League holds offsite adoption events on both Saturday and Sunday of every week for the Stockton Animal Shelter dogs. On average, we find homes for at least 20 dogs a weekend, and sometimes as many as 30-plus dogs on any given weekend. We have assisted the Stockton Animal Shelter in helping raise its live release rate from a dismal 35% in 2012 to 80% year-to-date.