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MSPCA Boston Adoption Center: Petfinder 20th Anniversary Grant Report

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

The grant was used to cover medical expenses for incoming surrendered and stray animals.

The grant allowed us to treat animals coming in with emergent medical-care needs. The grant also allowed us to perform medical procedures such as dentals on animals in need, thus increasing their chances for adoption, as adopters would not have to take on the cost of an immediate medical need.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Bambi (first photo) is a funny and loving little Chihuahua who was surrendered to the shelter due to pregnancy complications. Her previous owners could not afford to treat her, and little Bambi needed emergency surgery as soon as she came to us. Thanks to our funds from the Petfinder Foundation, we were able to give her the surgery she needed to treat her dystocia and adopt her out as a healthy pup!

Johnny (second and third photos) came to us as a stray in mid-December. He spent Christmas, New Year’s and Valentine’s Day waiting at the adoption center for a home. With his big cheeks, ruffian looks, and wonderful personality, we knew it was his medical needs holding him back from finding his person. Johnny has FIV but he also had horrible teeth. His teeth were causing him so much pain that he had started to deteriorate — he wasn’t eating as well and wasn’t giving his loud purrs anymore. We were able to complete his dental thanks to the funds provided by the Petfinder Foundation grant, and just four days after his dental, he was adopted!

Bailey is a sweet 6-month-old rabbit who was surrendered to our shelter due to some health concerns. He was thin and did not have normal digestive activity, which is very dangerous for rabbits. He was found to have coccidia. We used Petfinder Foundation funds to pay for his exams, hospitalization and treatments. Once his coccidia was fully treated, this little guy was adopted right away!

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