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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 used the funds to pay for a combo FiV/FeLV test for one of our current foster kitties named Buffy.

The Sponsor a Pet grant from the Petfinder Foundation allowed Only Maine Coons Rescue to assist a woman in a domestic-violence situation who needed to rehome her much-loved cat, allowing her to then seek help herself at a shelter for abused women. The grant provided the funds needed to pay for the cat’s required veterinary care, which then allowed OMC Rescue to bring the cat into one of our foster homes. We are an all-donation-run organization, and this grant went directly to the kitty in need.

How many pets did this grant help?


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

We used the funds to help a woman who needed to surrender her beloved cat, Buffy, due to abuse in the home. She and Buffy were both being physically abused. Afraid to leave and go to a shelter without providing for her cat, she stayed in a bad situation until a suitable placement for Buffy could be found. She reached out to us for help and we agreed to take Buffy into foster care. Before bringing Buffy into one of our foster homes, Buffy needed to be tested for FiV/FeLV. We can only take negative cats into care, as all our placements are in private foster homes with other fosters and pets.

The owner took Buffy to a local vet and had her tested for Fiv/FeLV. OMC Rescue paid for the test with the help of the funds from this grant, as the owner had no funds to do so. Fortunately Buffy’s test came back negative and we were able to bring her into rescue, where she now waits for the purrfect home. Meet Buffy:

Thanks to this grant, it was possible for us to help out a person who was down on her luck and save a beautiful kitty from a bad situation.

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