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Humane Society of Greater Jupiter/Tequesta dba Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic and Ranch: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

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

Funds were used toward a specialist consult for a special-needs cat.

Furry Friends was able to take the cat to an eye specialist to determine if the cat was visually impaired and if treatment was an option.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

We received a cat who was dirty and covered in scabs. We immediately saw his sweet spirit and adventurous personality even though he was in a new environment. We learned that Dash had an adoring owner who had passed away, and when her belongings were moved out of the house, Dash was put outside to fend for himself. Neighbors would leave him food, but he had never been an outside cat. When he arrived at Furry Friends, we gave him the love, care and medical attention he needed, but started to notice that some of his subtle behaviors indicated that he might be visually impaired.

Because of the Sponsor a Pet program, we were able to take Dash to a ophthalmic specialist who confirmed that Dash is totally blind and has been for some time. We were amazed that he functions as well as he does without sight. He loves to steal food out of the bowls of other shelter cats — people are astounded that he can’t see!! As amazing as he is, we are heartbroken for him for him that he had to go through what had to be a terrifying experience. He is adored at Furry Friends and waiting for his forever home! Meet Dash here.

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