Cedar Bend Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet

What was the money or product used for?

The money received from this grant will offset the costs of food, shelter, and medical care needed by the homeless animals in our care. The Cedar Bend Humane Society practices an open-admissions policy, meaning we never turn away a homeless animal, even if it is need of substantial medical care. At the moment we are treating three dogs who came into our shelter with heartworms. In addition to the medical costs required to prepare these dogs for adoption (outlined in the next section), these three dogs must undergo a series of treatments to eradicate the existing heartworms, and also to prevent them in the future. The cost to treat an individual shelter animal for heartworms is approximately $175 per month. Follow-up treatments are approximately $120 per month. Thanks to generous donations from organizations like the Petfinder Foundation, we are able cover these costs more effectively, and to continue practicing our open-admissions policy, never turning away an animal in need.

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

Every animal in our care is tested, vaccinated, microchipped, and spayed/neutered before being placed up for adoption. The cost of preparing one dog for adoption is as follows:
Spay/neuter: $50
Rabies: $1.50
Microchip and registration: $16
Distemper: $4
Flea/tick treatment: $5
De-wormer: $5
Heartworm test: $8
TOTAL: $89.50

The cost of preparing one cat for adoption is as follows:
Spay/neuter: $30
Microchip and registration: $16
Rabies: $1.50
Distemper: $4
Flea/tick treatment: $5
De-wormer: $5
Feline leukemia test: $10
TOTAL: $71.50

The $90 granted to CBHS through the Petfinder Foundation was able to fully prepare one cat or one dog for adoption, getting them one step closer to finding their “fur-ever” home! Any remaining funds are added to the general operations budget, to be allocated toward the next animal in need.

How many pets did this grant help?

This money makes it possible for one dog or one cat to be fully prepared for adoption (tested, vaccinated, spayed/neutered, microchipped).

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

Joey (first photo), Nacho and Six are the three dogs currently undergoing treatment for heartworms. Six was brought to us by a family member after her owner passed away. Joey and Nacho came to us thanks to the rescue efforts of the ASPCA. We are happy to report that both Six and Nacho have found foster homes to live in as they undergo their treatment, and, once treated, will be fully adopted by their foster families.

Meet Joey: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/31973828/

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