Posts Categorized: Grants

R.O.A.R. to Relieve Abandoned Dogs’ Anxiety

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Give to us through Global Giving from 10/14-11/12 and have double the impact for homeless dogs like Daisy.

Our grant helped Southside Animal Shelter in Indianapolis, Ind., comfort nervous Daisy (above) when she came to the organization pregnant and suffering from heartworm. And if you donate to us through Global Giving from Oct. 14-Nov. 12, you’ll help twice as many homeless pets like her.

For those 30 days, Animal Planet’s R.O.A.R. is matching donations to the Petfinder Foundation dollar-for-dollar (learn more about the campaign here). That means twice as many shelter dogs can be calm and comfortable while they wait for their forever homes. Shelter representative Larai Dicus tells us how our ThunderShirt grant program has helped prepare Daisy for adoption:

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Daisy

“Daisy came to us pregnant and heartworm positive. After delivering her puppies and recuperating we started her heartworm treatment. Daisy has successfully completed her heartworm treatment and has been living in a foster home. Her foster mom has been using a ThunderShirt to help Daisy cope with her anxiety, as she barked constantly at every noise.

“I recently fostered Daisy so her foster mom could take a much needed vacation. Daisy had acclimated to living with her foster mom but with her leaving she brought me the ThunderShirt to use on her. I was amazed at how she would relax.

“Thank you so much for the grant.”

Daisy and thousands more homeless dogs across the United States have benefited by our grant program, supported by our friends at ThunderShirt.

Donate to us through Global Giving from Oct. 14-Nov. 12 to double your impact!

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R.O.A.R. to Bring Stray Puppies Back to Health

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Give to us through Global Giving from 10/14-11/12 and have double the impact for homeless dogs like Blaze.

When you donate to us through Global Giving from Oct. 14-Nov. 12, you’ll help twice as many stray puppies in need of medical treatment like Blaze (above).

For those 30 days, Animal Planet’s R.O.A.R. is matching donations to the Petfinder Foundation dollar-for-dollar (learn more about the campaign here). That means a second chance for stray puppies like Blaze and her sister Rose, who were covered in fleas and ticks when they were saved by Fluvanna SPCA (FSPCA) in Troy, Va. Director Jennie Shuklis tells us:

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“FSPCA is a no-kill shelter, and we work with EVERY dog or cat in our care to help them find a home. This often requires medical treatments, treating conditions that owners believed were beyond the scope of their care and thus resulting in relinquishment or abandonment. Most of the dogs we receive are highly adoptable after medical and behavioral rehabilitation, and this grant helped us realize that goal for some of our friends.

“Roze and Blaze came to us as stray hound-mix puppies, only 6 weeks old, covered with fleas and ticks. They’re a pair of gentle, fun-loving sisters who only wanted to cuddle and play. The grant was able to help us work on grooming them, getting rid of all the ticks and scabs, as well as providing them with spays as they got older to make them more adoptable. Once they were healthier, they were put up for adoption and adopted to wonderful families within a matter of days.”

Punkin and many other dogs across the country have been helped by our Orvis operation grant program.

Donate to us through Global Giving from Oct. 14-Nov. 12 to double your impact!

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We’re Helping the Shelter Destroyed by a Schoolbus

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No children were on board the bus at the time of the crash on Oct. 2, and miraculously, no people or animals were injured.

When a schoolbus crashed into Wright-Way Rescue in Niles, Ill. on Oct. 2, dozens of adoptable pets — and the shelter itself — were left homeless. We’re giving Wright-Way a $10,000 grant to purchase a mobile adoption trailer so it can continue to save lives as it recovers from this disaster.

No people or animals were harmed by the crash, but Wright-Way was forced to vacate its adoption center, where it finds homes for 5,000 pets each year. Wright-Way pulls about 75 dogs and cats a week from rural, open-admission shelters, and without a means to find them homes while the organization searches for a new, permanent facility, many animals throughout the Midwest would be euthanized.

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The crash destroyed Wright-Way’s adoption center.

We reached out to Wright-Way and offered to help. Founder Christy Anderson told us a grant would be used to purchase a trailer to serve as a mobile adoption center for now, and after Wright-Way finds a permanent location for its adoption center, the trailer will be used for off-site adoptions and pick up for spay/neuter surgeries.

Anderson was delighted to hear that the Petfinder Foundation would fund the $10,000 trailer. “Wright-Way Rescue and myself are incredibly thankful for the amazing support of the Petfinder Foundation,” she tells us. “Your generosity is so greatly appreciated during this time of need. We are so looking forward to having a mobile adoption center and are confident it will help us continue our mission of saving homeless pets. Thank you!!!”

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Our grant will help pets like McHenry.

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R.O.A.R. to Save Senior Horses with Special Needs

Give to us through Global Giving from 10/14 – 11/12 and have double the impact for horses like Windsong.

Give to us through Global Giving from 10/14 – 11/12 and have double the impact for horses like Windsong.

You’ll help twice as many senior, special-needs horses such as Windsong (above) when you donate to us through Global Giving from Oct. 14-Nov. 12.

For those 30 days, Animal Planet’s R.O.A.R. is matching donations to the Petfinder Foundation dollar-for-dollar (learn more about the campaign here). That means a loving retirement for senior horses such as Windsong, who was taken in by Doxy’s Horse Recovery, Inc. in Afton, N.Y.  Volunteer Carolyn J. Miller tells us how our grant helped the group care for 17 horses, including Windsong:

“Doxy’s used $578 for dental and eye exams and treatment as indicated. The remaining $422 was used to purchase hay.

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Windsong, 25, before her rescue

“We have two horses who exhibited eye conditions that were examined with recommendations provided by the veterinarian to enhance the quality of life and promote the safety of these equines. Six horses were examined by an equine dentist to ensure proper and comfortable grinding to promote optimal nutrition.

“The funds provided through the grant enabled us to provide our adoptable horses with services that are surely important to their lives but not always able to be provided for financially. Having the ‘gift’ of hay for our 17 adoptable horses was a plus, and benefits each horse.

“Windsong was a senior, 25-year-old mare who came to us in poor condition. Through improved nutrition, dental and good daily care, she blossomed into a handsome senior and was adopted on Sept. 7 to a wonderful, loving home.”

Windsong and many other equines across the United States have been helped by our operations grant program supported by our friends at Tractor Supply Company. (Read more about our grant to Doxy’s Horse Recovery.)

Donate to us through Global Giving from Oct. 14-Nov. 12 to double your impact!

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R.O.A.R. to Protect Shelter Dogs from Distemper and Parvo

Give to us through Global Giving from 10/14-11/12 and have double the impact for homeless dogs like Miller.

Give to us through Global Giving from 10/14-11/12 and have double the impact for homeless dogs like Miller.

Our grant helped San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter in San Marcos, Tex., vaccinate Miller (above) against common shelter diseases while he patiently waited to be adopted. And if you donate to us through Global Giving from Oct. 14-Nov. 12, you’ll help twice as many homeless pets like him.

For those 30 days, Animal Planet’s R.O.A.R. is matching donations to the Petfinder Foundation dollar-for-dollar (learn more about the campaign here). That means twice as many shelter dogs can be protected against disease. Shelter Supervisor Kara Montiel says our grant allowed the organization to vaccinate all incoming dogs against distemper and parvo, not just those who’d been picked to be adopted.

Montiel says the grant helped more than 225 dogs, including Miller, a staff and volunteer favorite:

“Miller, a male Lab Retriever/Golden Retriever mix, was brought in as a stray in February. His stay was long due to several factors. First, he had to be treated for an upper-respiratory infection right after his stray hold ended, then he went up for adoption.

“Miller was on hold for a week for a rescue and awaiting transport out of state, then that fell through. He went back up for adoption and for a long time did not receive any interest from the public. Finally, we had a prospective adopter coming in to potentially adopt him when a visitor was accidentally scratched by him and he had to be quarantined for 10 days.

“Miller came back up for adoption and was getting depressed. Finally, just a couple of weeks ago, he got adopted and went home to a large ranch and other dogs to play with — which he absolutely loves! Miller had a happy ending and the shelter staff were so happy for him — he was everyone’s favorite and was loved dearly. Miller’s vaccination, provided by this grant, probably helped him to recover from his upper-respiratory infection quickly and remain very healthy the rest of his stay.”

Miller and many other dogs across the United States have been helped by our A Shot at Life vaccination grant program, supported by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., The Animal Rescue Site and GreaterGood.org.

Donate to us through Global Giving from Oct. 14-Nov. 12 to double your impact!

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R.O.A.R. to Protect Adult Cats from FeLV

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Give to us through Global Giving from 10/14-11/12 and have double the impact for homeless pets like Big Ben.

You’ll help vaccinate twice as many homeless pets like Big Ben (above) if you donate to us through Global Giving from Oct. 14-Nov. 12.

For those 30 days, Animal Planet’s R.O.A.R. is matching donations to the Petfinder Foundation dollar-for-dollar (learn more about the campaign here). That means twice as many groups like South Pacific County Humane Society in Long Beach, Wash., can vaccinate adult cats against diseases like FeLV. Executive Director Jeannette Sterling tells us how our vaccination grant helped 80 of the group’s temporary residents, including Big Ben:

“This grant saved us dollars on the purchase of needed vaccines. By saving those funds, we were able to stretch our medical dollars for the year and do some badly needed dentals on several of the animals that came into our care. This grant also allowed us to vaccinate all of the adult cats in our facility against feline leukemia [FeLV], something we usually only do for our kittens.

“Big Ben is a shorthaired 4-year-old neutered male white-and-grey cat who lives in our cat community room, the Playroom. Ben is the kitty greeter and caretaker. As new cats are introduced into the playroom, Ben makes sure he is the first cat to greet them. His sweet demeanor and confidence make the new cats feel welcome. He never shows them anything but kindness. He cares for the younger cats, following them around and encouraging them to play with him. In the afternoons he can be found sleeping on a large dog bed surrounded by several cat friends, all of whom are snuggled up with Ben.

Ben has found a family.

Ben has found a family.

“Ben may not be our prettiest cat, but he is for sure our most caring cat! Big Ben received his feline leukemia vaccination thanks to a Petfinder Foundation Shot At Life vaccination grant.”

(Update: Big Ben has been adopted!)

Ben and many other cats at South Pacific County Humane Society were helped by our A Shot at Life vaccination grant program, supported by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., The Animal Rescue Site and GreaterGood.org.

Donate to us through Global Giving from Oct. 14-Nov. 12 to double your impact!

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R.O.A.R. to Rescue Dogs in the Greatest Need

Give to us through Global Giving from 10/14-11/12 and have double the impact for dogs like Alana.

Give to us through Global Giving from 10/14-11/12 and have double the impact for dogs like Alana (with her new family).

Our grant to Friendship Animal Protective League in Elyria, Ohio, helped the group save homeless dogs from communities where they stood a very low chance of finding families. And if you donate to us through Global Giving from Oct. 14-Nov. 12, you’ll help twice as many at-risk dogs like Alana (above).

For those 30 days, Animal Planet’s R.O.A.R. is matching donations to the Petfinder Foundation dollar-for-dollar (learn more about the campaign here). Our grant money, Executive Director Gregory Willey tells us, has provided the most-needed care for facility’s companion animals, from spay and neuter surgeries to vaccinations.

“The money allows us to reach further out in to the community to rescue dogs and puppies from shelters where they might otherwise not have a chance to find a forever home,” Willey tells us.

“Alana was a 2-3-year-old stray Bulldog mix at [an open-admission shelter]. It is a shelter that has a lot of difficulty finding homes for the dogs they find,” Willey says. “We made arrangements for Alana to come up to Elyria and, within a week, Alana was off to her new home. Grants like the one received make this type of work possible. Alana is now happy in her new home and has the second chance that she deserved.”

Alana and many other at-risk dogs were helped by our Shelter+ Challenge by The Animal Rescue Site grant program, supported by GreaterGood.org

Donate to us through Global Giving from Oct. 14-Nov. 12 to double your impact!

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R.O.A.R. to Save Forgotten Horses from Neglect

Give to us through Global Giving from 10/14-11/12 and have double the impact for homeless mules like Ginger.

Give to us through Global Giving from 10/14-11/12 and have double the impact for homeless horses like Rudy.

Our grant helped Amazing Grace Equine Sanctuary in Elkhart Lake, Wis., save 16 unwanted horses and provide them with shelter, medical treatment and food. And if you donate to us through Global Giving from Oct. 14-Nov. 12, you’ll help twice as many homeless horses like Rudy (above).

For those 30 days, Animal Planet’s R.O.A.R. is matching donations to the Petfinder Foundation dollar-for-dollar (learn more about the campaign here). That means we can help groups like Amazing Grace Equine Sanctuary save twice as many horses. Executive Director Erin Kelley-Groth tells us how your support helped the horses in the group’s care:

“The grant helped to pay for the essentials that keep our horses healthy, sheltered, and well-nourished.

“On Aug. 16, we took in a horse seized by law enforcement because he was severely malnourished. He was standing in two feet of manure, the only horse left in the barn after an earlier seizure of 60 horses. His owner was planning to shoot him — a horse who had no name.

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Rudy’s transformation

“We named him Rudy. He was so weak that he collapsed several times as he struggled to walk into our barn and spent the next few days under a vet’s care, with constant attention from our volunteers. While he still has a long way to go, he is making steady progress and we are optimistic about his recovery and future life.”

“Thank you,” Kelley-Groth adds, “for providing the funds that allowed us to take in Rudy and other horses in need.”

Rudy and many other horses, mules, pigs and goats across the country were helped by our operations grant program supported by our friends at Tractor Supply Company.

Donate to us through Global Giving from Oct. 14-Nov. 12 to double your impact!

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R.O.A.R. to Protect Mother Cats from Disease

Give to us through Global Giving from 10/14-11/12 and have double the impact for homeless cats like Tiger Bella.

Give to us through Global Giving from 10/14-11/12 and have double the impact for homeless cats like Tiger Bella.

Donate to us through Global Giving from Oct. 14-Nov. 12 and you’ll help twice as many homeless mother cats like Tiger Bella (above).

For those 30 days, Animal Planet’s R.O.A.R. is matching donations to the Petfinder Foundation dollar-for-dollar (learn more about the campaign here). That means cats like Tiger Bella, who was rescued by Tri-County Humane Society in St. Cloud, Minn., can stay healthy while they wait for their forever homes.

Manager of Fund Development Marit Ortega tells us how our vaccination grant helped to keep Tiger Bella and Abby, another adult cat, healthy at the shelter:

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Abby

“Tiger Bella arrived at our shelter with a litter of five  kittens on Aug. 11. The litter had been unplanned, and her previous owner decided they had too many animals and opted to surrender the entire litter along with Tiger Bella. She had no history of veterinary care, so we vaccinated her upon arrival, and then, on Sept. 19 — the day of her adoption! — she was re-boostered courtesy of one of the vaccines received from your grant.

“Abby arrived at our shelter with two other adult cats on Sept. 7 because her previous owner was experiencing health problems and could no longer care for them. She was vaccinated courtesy of one of the vaccines received from your grant on Sept. 12. Two weeks later, on Sept. 25, she found her forever home!

“We sincerely appreciate the help in keeping our shelter animals healthy! Thank you, once again!”

Tiger Bella, Abby and many other cats at Tri-County  Humane Society were helped by our Shot at Life vaccination grant program, supported by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., The Animal Rescue Site and GreaterGood.org.

Donate to us through Global Giving from Oct. 14-Nov. 12 to double your impact!

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When a California Shelter Was Evicted, We Helped

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Our grant helped Kern County Animal Services move these puppies — and nearly 300 other pets — to a more spacious, modern facility.

Our $2,000 disaster grant helped Kern County Animal Services move 280 homeless cats, dogs, puppies and kittens to a new shelter after the organization was evicted from its rented facility in Bakersfield, Calif. (The group had previously been known as Kern County Animal Shelter, but changed its name once it moved to its new home.)

“Every animal that was at the old shelter was moved to the new one,” Judi Daunell, president of the Friends of the Kern County Animal Shelters Foundation, tells us. “Thanks so much to the Petfinder Foundation for their generous grant.”

Daunell says Kern County Animal Services’ eviction came after a prolonged contractual impasse between the county-funded organization and its landlord, the City of Bakersfield. The eviction left Kern County Animal Services with just weeks to locate a suitable new facility and transfer hundreds of homeless pets into it.

The move to the organization’s new Fruitvale, Calif., building took place over the last weekend in September, and our grant helped the large undertaking go smoothly, Daunell says.

“More than 60 people were involved on two days, logging out, crating, transporting and then settling the animals into their new kennels and cages,” she adds.

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Our grant will help Kern County kittens such as these two enjoy their new cat room.

About one-third of the granted funds covered moving-weekend expenses, so the remainder are being used to outfit the shelter’s new community cat room with enrichment toys and activities, Daunell says.

This is exciting, she says, because the organization’s homeless cats have always been kept in small, individual cages.

“We’ve never had [a community cat room] before and there’s space for one now,” Daunell tells us. “I am looking into wall shelves for climbing on, washable hammocks, maybe a couple of double-decker Kuranda beds, cardboard scratchers and toys.”

Donate to help us save more pets during times of crisis, and Orvis will match your gift!

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