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Only Maine Coons Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

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

We applied the money toward vetting for the kitty who was the Sponsor a Pet recipient.

It helped us with the vet-office visit for Otto, the cat named in the sponsorship.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Otto needs regular vetting for an ongoing condition. So any donations received help us with the vet bills. This donation covered the office visit for Otto. From his Petfinder profile: “Well, hello, Big Boy! If you are looking for true gentle giant, Otto is your man. A handsome, tabby-patterned Maine Coon mix, Otto is a mature gentleman at 9 years old. Otto came into rescue from the shelter with a solid mass of fur so thick his skin couldn’t be reached when you pet him. He has been sporting a fashionable lion cut for the summer, and now his hair is growing back nicely to keep him snuggly warm for the cool months ahead.

“A true gentleman, Otto patiently waits for his foster mom to initiate pets, then he becomes a big, happy love sponge, rewarding her with a steady stream of sweet purrs. He adores affection and loves to be pet and brushed. Otto’s most favorite toy ever is a ‘Turbo Scratcher,’ which he goes after with much gusto to keep his nails and paws in great shape. It is also great exercise for him.

“This sweet boy does have some special needs. Otto is overweight and has developed severe arthritis. He is being treated with monthly injections and daily oral pain medication to help him feel more comfortable. Otto is a champion nap-taker, and his naps are likely more frequent due to his pain medication. He is also on special food to help him lose weight, in hopes that will alleviate some of his arthritis pain. His new family will need to be committed to making sure Otto receives the diet and medication regimen that he needs to feel his best.

“Otto is comfortable around his foster kitty siblings, and while a little cautious about the dogs in his foster home right now, with time he will probably accept a gentle dog as a friend.

“Otto is neutered, he is up-to-date on his vaccinations, and he has tested negative for FeLV/FIV. He is also litter-box trained.”

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