R U 4 Me Pet Rescue Inc.: Purina One Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant

What was the money or product used for?

To help find an adopter for two senior (11-year-old) bonded cats, Sonny and Buddy, whose owner died recently. R U 4 Me Pet Rescue is an all-foster organization (no shelter), so these cats are being cared for in a foster volunteer’s home.

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

We hope the grant will make it easier for us to find an adopter, because it is often difficult to find homes for senior cats. Potential adopters may worry about the medical and other costs associated with caring for older cats. The grant will help us offset these costs, which may help us find a good permanent home for these two cats. We will not separate them, which also will likely make it harder to find a new home for these cats.

How many pets did this grant help?

2

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

The Purina One Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant will fund adoptable pets Sonny (first photo) and Buddy (second photo). These two were initially adopted from us as kittens in 2008. Unfortunately, their adopter (who at one time also volunteered for our organization) has died. Sonny and Buddy will be in our foster care for as long as necessary as we search for a suitable permanent home for them. However, we expect it will take a long time to find an adopter, given the age of these cats and the very large number of younger cats currently up for adoption from our rescue group. Both Sonny and Buddy are on prescription diets (Royal Canin Hydrolized Protein Veterinary Diet). Also, as senior cats, they will need periodic veterinary check-ups and senior blood panels. You can meet Buddy here and meet Sonny here.

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