Friends of the St. Joseph Animal Shelter: Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The funding from this grant was used for medical treatment of senior pets who needed treatment before they could be adopted out.
This funding was critical in providing much-needed medical care for dogs and cats. We were able to adopt all of the dogs and cats we serviced with this grant. Senior pets are difficult to adopt, or at least slower to adopt, and adoptees want to know that the pet they are adopting is healthy. This grant provided medical treatment for eight dogs and cats in our care.
How many pets did this grant help?
Six senior dogs and two senior cats
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
James (first photo) is a cute and very affectionate 13-year-old Chihuahua who was found wandering out in a field with the worst case of fleas. James was greatly underweight and had numerous health issues (skin problems and other related health issues). Thanks to the grant from the Petfinder Foundation, James was sent to a veterinarian and was treated for all his health issues. He was adopted by a very loving family.
Bean Pole (second photo) is an 8-year-old Labrador retriever who was removed from the owner’s property due to having no food, water, shelter or medical care. He was greatly underweight and had a very bad skin condition. Thanks to the grant from the Petfinder Foundation, Bean Pole was sent to a veterinarian and was treated for all his skin and emaciation issues. He was adopted by a kind and loving family.
Monti (third photo) is a 10-year-young, 42-lb. Lab. He’s black with distinguished graying around his face and white on his mouth and toes. He had a very severe hip issue which was operated on thanks to the funding from the Petfinder Foundation. Monti is now is a foster home rehabilitating his hip and he will be up for adoption as soon as he fully recovers.