H.O.P.E. Safehouse Inc.: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The $90 we received through the Sponsor A Pet program went to pay off medical bills for Stuffing (a canine).
HOPE’s biggest expense is medical bills, as we take in animals who have curable illnesses but may be euthanized at their current facility because of the expense or time required to care for the animal. Any donation to help with our medical bills helps us rescue more animals.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
HOPE Safehouse went to an animal transport location where we had agreed to take a few dogs and cats. Stuffing, a Rottweiler and Shepard mix, was not one of our agreed-upon animals, but none of the other rescues wanted her because she looked old, so HOPE took her. After Stuffing was taken to our veterinary clinic, it was determined that she was six years old, tested positive for heartworm, had nub teeth from eating rocks and garbage and had tin foil in her stomach.
We gave Stuffing all the necessary medical care she needed before and during her stay in a foster home. The local newspaper ran a story about Stuffing on Dec. 24, 2014, and she had an accepted adoption application on Dec. 26. Stuffing’s story is what HOPE is all about.