One Love Animal Rescue and Sanctuary: Senior Pet Adoption Grants

What was the money or product used for?

The grant funds were used for medication to provide to an adopter to reduce the barrier to adopting a senior animal with a long-term, manageable medical issue.

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

This grant allowed Penny, one of our longest-term residents, to be placed into a forever home by providing a year’s worth of medical care and medication for her at no cost to the adopter.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Penny was a super special girl who came to the rescue after the only person she had ever known passed away. She was clearly stressed and took quite a while to decompress, but once she did, she blossomed into one of the sweetest and most affectionate cats.

During her bloodwork, it was found that she had hyperthyroidism, a lifelong but manageable medical condition. Senior cats are always the hardest to get adopted and often live their lives out in foster care, but luckily, Penny had an amazing family reach out and express interest in her. However, they were concerned about being able to provide financially for her medical needs.

This Petfinder Foundation grant enabled us to cover her medications for a year and help these adopters say yes to making Penny a part of their forever family. She is now living the good life in her retirement home, having the run of the house, getting lots of pets and cuddles, and sleeping in her favorite spot — on the top of the cat tree by the window.

We are so happy that this girl got the happy ending that she so greatly deserved thanks to the generosity of the Petfinder Foundation.

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