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Litter of Puppies Was Thrown Over Shelter Fence

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These pups and their littermates were thrown over the fence of a Texas shelter.

We received this grant report from Kay Hill at Humane Society of Harrison County in Marshall, TX. The shelter was a recipient of one of our Shot at Life vaccination grants.

“We have used the donated vaccine to vaccinate all dogs and cats that have been surrendered for adoption at our facility. Adoptions go through periods where some of the pets that we take in from their owners are harder to place than others. When we take in these pets, they get an initial vaccination and we hope that they are adopted out before the next set of shots are due. Sometimes that doesn’t happen.

“On April 4, 2013, we arrived at work to find a litter of Border Collie mix puppies that had been thrown over the fence. The pups were evaluated and put through the pre-adoption work-up. All received their first vaccinations and wormings. Several of the pups went really fast. Two pups stayed in the kennel until July 3. They have received a series of four vaccinations that they normally wouldn’t have received due to us having the free vaccine. We feel they are fully covered now that they are in their new home.”

If you are with a Petfinder shelter or rescue group and would like to apply for a vaccination grant, click here.

 

Rescue U Turns a Former Schoolhouse Into a Cat Sanctuary

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A volunteer with her favorite cat

In May, Rescue U volunteers from Kentucky, Pennsylvania and West Virginia headed to Grafton, W.V., to renovate a cat shelter called P.U.R.R. (People United for Rescue and Rehabilitation) West Virginia. P.U.R.R. is housed in an enormous former elementary school that needed a lot of renovation. Projects included painting, organizing and hanging fiberglass, as well as some fairly heavy construction work.

The team replaced the shelter’s entryway with a new porch after the existing porch, which had been held up with wood that rotted over the years due to water damage, collapsed. Volunteers also created a new storage room and built a new loading entrance to it. A section of the brick wall had to be demolished in order to install a new door.

To create the storage room, the team removed 7,500 pounds of scrap metal from an old schoolroom and built a ramp leading up to the entrance (the scrap metal was recycled and the proceeds went to the shelter!). Volunteers demolished its bathrooms to create a cat intake area, removed the railings from the sidewalk outside the new room and expanded the sidewalk to allow shelter staff to move supplies in via pallet jack.

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The artists’ studio that became a cat colony

An old artists’ studio was cleared of debris, its walls scraped, repaired (P.U.R.R. owner Sarel Venter strapped on stilts to plaster hard-to-reach spots) and painted a “purplicious” color to create a new cat colony room.

The major renovations to the shelter have made life easier for the shelter staff and volunteers, and most importantly, more comfortable for all the adoptable cats. As P.U.R.R. wrote on its Facebook page: “Pawesome job at P.U.R.R., Rescue U volunteers!!”

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A volunteer makes some new friends.

 

Maimed Dog and Puppies Are Rescued Just in Time

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Sissy and her puppies soon after their rescue. Note Sissy’s deep neck wound.

After spending her entire life on a chain that eventually became embedded in her neck, a dog named Sissy, along with her severely neglected puppies, was saved thanks to our Shelter+ Challenge grant to Start Over Rover in Hastings, Neb.

Start Over Rover Vice President Amy Michalek tells us how the grant, made possible by our partnership with The Animal Rescue Site, gave Sissy and her family a second chance:

“Start Over Rover was asked to help a mother dog and her seven puppies. Located approximately 1,000 miles away, this canine family was scheduled to be euthanized the next morning. They were being temporarily housed at the St. Martin Parish shelter near St. Martinville, La. They were all victims of severe abuse and neglect. The Sheriff’s Department had taken the animals from their abusive owner and they were taken to the local municipal shelter. Because no one had adopted them within seven days, they were slated to be euthanized. The shelter manager posted a plea on the Internet, hoping that someone would come through for the family of dogs. Everyone involved hated the thought that they had been rescued from their abuser only to face being euthanized seven days later.

“The momma dog, whom we now call Sissy, had been chained to a tree when she was just a pup. As Sissy grew, the chain grew into her neck. She gave birth to a litter of puppies when she was approximately six months old and still chained to the tree. After neighbors complained about Sissy’s embedded collar, her abusive owner tore the chain out of her neck; she then had no way to ‘keep’ Sissy except to put her in a chicken coop with her puppies. They all became flea-infested. Chickens are omnivorous, and as they pecked at the fleas on the puppies, some drew blood and then the chickens ate off part of the limbs before Sissy was able to get them off of the puppies. This resulted in two of the puppies missing limbs or parts of limbs. Sissy had a two-inch deep wound around her neck after the embedded chain was removed.

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Sissy nursing her puppies

“Two of Start Over Rover’s board members flew to Louisiana to retrieve the family before they were euthanized. The Rover volunteers arrived at the St. Martin shelter at 11:30 that night, retrieved Sissy and her babies, and started the 19-hour drive back home. During this time, they grew especially fond of the smallest puppy in the litter, whom they named Runtley. He was the sickest of the pups, so he got to ride up front, being cuddled and loved during the trip home. About six hours into the trip, Runtley suffered severe diarrhea and started crying out in pain. He ended up passing away in the volunteers’ arms just as they entered a veterinary clinic in Oklahoma to get him some help. The volunteers were heartbroken.

“The emotional Rover volunteers arrived back in Hastings around 6 p.m. that evening. They arrived to a TV truck with cameras, and lots of volunteers to greet them, as well as a newly built isolation room. Volunteers at Start Over Rover worked around the clock to build the air-conditioned, separately ventilated room in only 24 hours, just in time for the arrival of Sissy and her pups.

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Sissy’s pup Aggie was missing a limb and suffering from a staph infection, which is visible on her torso.

“Momma Sissy was named after St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. Little Fay was named after Lafayette, La., which was the city into which the Rover volunteers flew. (Fay passed away shortly after arriving in Nebraska due to complications from a staph infection.) Marty was named after the St. Martin shelter which saved the dogs initially and then put out the nationwide call for help. Aggie was named after a woman on Facebook who aptly applied a not-so-nice name to the abuser of this family. Beau was named after a town near the St. Martin shelter, Breaux Bridge, and we swear that the staff at the shelter were all pronouncing it ‘Beau Bridge.’ Annie, who is the largest of the puppies, was named after the director of Start Over Rover, Anne Halbert, who was one of the volunteers on this rescue trip. Selah was given her name because God clearly had His hand in all of this.

“Finally, there was little Runtley, our sweet baby who passed on the way home. His and Fay’s ashes are in two urns located inside Start Over Rover. We are sad they are gone, but we are so happy that they knew that they were loved before they passed. All of the remaining puppies have been adopted and are doing very well.”

Momma Sissy’s neck wound was too wide to be stitched or stapled, so volunteers treated her with hydrotherapy three times a day until it could be stitched closed. “Today you can’t even tell that Sissy had such a severe wound,” Michalek says. “Her coat is shiny, she has put on weight, and she loves to play.”

And in even happier news: “Sissy is finally adopted and in a very happy home where she is much appreciated,” Michalek says. “After hearing Sissy’s story, her new family promised that they would never ever put another collar around her neck! She uses a harness when needed.”

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Sissy today

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Our Cooling Grants Help Homeless Donkeys Too!

We're helping keep Storm E. the donkey cool this summer.

Storm E. has a condition called string halt which causes her to walk funny, but with minimal pain.

We’re keeping homeless dogs — and donkeys — safe this summer, thanks to your support of our Summer Cooling Campaign.

Lusco Farms Rescue in Malvern, Iowa, and HOPE Animal Shelter in Tucson are the latest recipients of Summer Cooling grants. Each has received $1,000 to help keep the animals in their care cool, comfortable and safe in the heat.

For Lusco Farms Rescue, that means donkeys like Storm E., who came there with multiple medical issues caused by a lifetime of poor nutrition, will finally have new, shaded lean-tos in her pasture.

“Because we’ll have more areas covered with shade, we can take in more donkeys,” Lusco Farms President Lura Shehan tells us.

Many of the group’s donkeys come from people who acquired them as pets without thoroughly researching the care the animals need, she says. Still more come from cattle ranchers, who purchased the donkeys to protect their herds but lost the herds when the economy worsened.

In Tucson, HOPE Animal Shelter will use its grant to install a new misting system and sunshades so dogs can be cool in their outdoor runs.

“It has been over 100 degrees for 24 days in a row,” Executive Director Susan Scherl tells us. “Because of our hard water, the inexpensive mister we currently use keeps getting clogged.”

Our Executive Director Lisa Robinson with Rizzo from HOPE Animal Shelter

Our executive director, Lisa Robinson, chills with Rizzo, an affectionate 10-year-old at HOPE Animal Shelter in Tucson.

The improvements will help dogs like Rizzo, above, get more socialization and exercise time outdoors. HOPE has a soft spot for senior dogs, Scherl says, so she works with other local shelters to take in older dogs who are at great risk of euthanasia. She also takes in abused and abandoned dogs like Evie, below, who was tied to the shelter’s fence overnight and spends many hours in its outdoor runs.

Evie is waiting at HOPE Animal Shelter.

Evie waited for days for the person who abandoned her at HOPE Animal Shelter to return.

“We don’t have air conditioning, so anything that can cool off the dogs outside in this Tucson heat is wonderful,” Scherl says. “The misters will be a great addition.”

Donate to help us keep more pets safe and cool this summer, and Orvis will match your gift!

 

A Flood Threatens Reservation Dogs in Montana

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George has been evacuated from RezQ Dogs’ shelter because of the flood.

When the shelter housing pets rescued by RezQ Dogs — which saves extremely at-risk dogs from two isolated Indian reservations in Montana — was destroyed on June 4 by a flood, we rushed $3,000 in disaster aid to Dodson, Mont., where RezQ Dogs is building new kennels so it can keep saving the area’s stray, abused and unwanted dogs.

“Every inch of the property is covered with three to four inches of silt and mud,” RezQ Dogs President Anita Wilke tells us. “Ten kennels are destroyed, as is the perimeter fence. All of the dog houses are either contaminated or destroyed.”

Flooded dog runs at RezQ Dogs.

Flooded dog runs at RezQ Dogs’ shelter

RezQ Dogs takes in dogs, cats and other animals from the Fort Belknap and Rocky Boy’s reservations. Together, the communities cover roughly 1,200 square miles in North-Central Montana, and the prospects for homeless dogs are dire in both, Wilke says.

On Fort Belknap, Wilke says, “Dogs spend their mandatory three-day hold cramped into the live trap in which they were captured.”

“Because there is no budget for animal control, there is no budget for medical needs or even food for the dogs that find their way to ‘animal control,’ ” she adds. “Prior to RezQ Dogs, the Fort Belknap Animal Control euthanized 95 percent of all incoming dogs. Only 5 percent were reclaimed by owners or found new homes. Strays on Fort Belknap were held for three days, if they didn’t cause a problem, and then were euthanized by gunshot. Owner turn-ins were shot immediately.”

There is no animal control presence on Rocky Boy’s Reservation, Wilke says.

“Their customary response to the ‘dog control issue’ is to conduct round ups which result in the animals being hunted and shot,” she says.

In the last three years, RezQ has saved and found loving homes for more than 800 dogs, Wilke says.

Katniss, who's eye had to be removed because of a porcupine encounter, was evacuated.

Katniss came to RezQ Dogs with a porcupine-injured eye that had to be removed.

Wilke says Dodson’s heavy rains began several weeks before the June 4 flood hit. Fearing the weather would worsen, RezQ Dogs transported 11 of its dogs to a boarding kennel 180 miles away in Great Falls. Eight dogs remained in the group’s care when the flood struck, and they were evacuated by boat. Some of these displaced dogs have been taken in by shelters and rescues in the region, but the demand on RezQ Dogs to take in imperiled dogs from the reservations has not slowed down.

“We are looking forward to making the necessary improvements to continue helping dogs from the Fort Belknap and Rocky Boy’s Indian reservations,” Wilke says. “Everyone at RezQ Dogs is very grateful for your support!”

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Evacuating RezQ Dogs by boat

Autistic Boy Finds Friend in Once-Neglected Chihuahua

Your donations and our Pedigree grants are helping Madison County Pet Shelter in Huntsville, Ark., save pets in its rural, low-income community. Shelter board member Anne Greene tells us about two of the dogs our grant helped save:

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Rickie, later known as Fergus

“Rickie was found near death and brought to the Madison County Pet Shelter in March 2013. His left eye was badly damaged, he could barely walk, and his weight was so low that his hip joints were starkly evident. Caren, the shelter’s manager, took him home with her each evening for nine weeks and nursed him back to health and a good weight.

“Recently Henry,  a 5-year-old boy with autism spectrum disorder, came to the shelter with his grandma and 5-year-old cousin. The boys always want to visit our shelter to see the animals when they visit their grandma. When Henry sat on the shelter floor, Rickie came right to him and stayed with Henry until he left. Henry had always been a bit leery of dogs, his grandma said, but never showed anxiety with this one. ‘Some dogs really seem to understand children’s needs,’ she said.

“Over the next several days, Henry kept talking to his Grandma Sue about Rickie. Except Henry knew Rickie’s real name: Fergus. Sue said she had read a story to Henry when he was 2 about a dog named Fergus, and once Henry saw Rickie, he talked non-stop about ‘Fergus.’

“Of course, Henry adopted Fergus, and Grandma Sue reports that Fergus and Henry are fast friends. She said that Fergus took to his new home immediately and noted that her grandson’s ability to interact with others is improving.

“We are too small and under-funded to be a no-kill facility but do not euthanize arbitrarily at X number of days. We work hard to place animals, and Petfinder Foundation’s Pedigree Operational Grant for 2012 helped in that effort. Henry and Fergus are deeply grateful.”

Greene also tells us about Blondie:

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Blondie

“Blondie, a Great Pyrenees mixed maybe with some Setter, came to the home of Denise in rural Madison County, Ark., in April 2013 with no traceable clues. But Blondie (a he, not a she) had been so well-trained and was so well-behaved that we think he might have been a service or therapy dog. When a person touched him lightly, he would stop and stay by that person’s side. Denise was heartbroken to take him to the shelter but she could not keep him. Our shelter manager found a loving home for this beautiful, courteous dog, an outcome supported by the Petfinder Foundation’s generosity.”

The money came at just the right time, Greene says:

“The Petfinder Foundation 2012 Pedigree Operational Grant helped us continue to give abandoned dogs food, safety and health. The Madison County Pet Shelter is a 501(c)(3) in a poor, rural Arkansas county where the long-engrained cultural attitude toward pets as possessions first and companions second means that our base of support is limited. The county government, which had been giving the shelter $1,000 monthly, cut its funding to $500 monthly in January 2013 because of its decreased tax revenue.

“Though we had planned to use the money for dog food, we received two unexpected gifts that changed those plans: In December 2012, three grade-school classes conducted a fundraiser from which they gave our shelter $1,000, and a local bank was so impressed with the children’s work that they gave us a $500 Wal-Mart gift card. In March 2013, another local bank’s employees selected our shelter as that quarter’s recipient of their ongoing Jeans-on-Friday fundraiser. They gave us $1,920.

“We had purchased $100 of dog food during late 2012, then decided to use the balance to support more adoptions and vaccinations through our adoption-support account, which subsidizes the cost of adoptions for qualified adopters.”

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Cooling Grant a ‘Game-Changer’ for Tucson Shelter Dogs

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Bear cools off at Pima Animal Care Center in Tucson, Ariz.

Your donations to our Summer Cooling Campaign are saving lives at Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) in Tucson, Ariz., by helping the dogs there get adopted. The shelter used our Summer Cooling grant to install an overhead misting system in two visitation yards, meaning potential adopters can now comfortably spend time getting to know the resident dogs.

“It’s a game-changer,” Animal Care Advocate Justin Gallick tells us. Here in Tucson, temperatures have already topped 111 degrees, and before the outdoor misting system was installed, potential adopters did not have a cool, comfortable place in which to visit with the shelter’s dogs. “Now they can take the time necessary to make that bond,” Gallick says.

Two brother kittens enjoyed catsicles at PACC.

Enjoying catsicles at PACC

As part of Petfinder’s Summer Pet Safety campaign, we’ve challenged Petfinder.com visitors to help us raise $10,000 to keep 10,000 shelter pets cool and safe. (You can donate here to help.) PACC’s grant was possible because of your donations, and it is making a big difference to the shelter’s adoption numbers, Gallick says. (Find out how pets are keeping cool at our first Summer Cooling grant recipient, Humane Society of Southern Arizona.)

When we visited PACC to check out its new misters, we brought along kiddie pools for each of the yards. We also made cooling catsicles to share with the shelter’s cats (get the recipe for catsicles here), and pupsicles that we made by freezing low-sodium chicken broth in an ice cube tray.

Tipper loved her pupsicle.

Tipper loves her pupsicle.

The grant came at just the right time, since the shelter – which takes in nearly 25,000 lost and homeless pets a year – is currently being inundated with unwanted litters (read our previous blog post about PACC).

“It’s raining puppies and kittens,” Adoption Coordinator Ellie Beaubien says.

Adelle was adopted the afternoon after she enjoyed pool fun in PACC's visiting yards.

Adelle has since been adopted.

While the misters in the visitation yards certainly make adopters more comfortable, they also give the shelter’s nursing-mother dogs a place to take a break from their puppies, Beaubien says. Before the summer, staff members would give each nursing mother half an hour of exercise and fresh air in the yards – but when the high temperatures arrived, that became too dangerous.

Now, thanks to the misting system, “nobody’s getting overheated,” Beaubien says. “We really needed those. It was a great investment.”

Donate to help us keep 10,000 homeless pets cool, and Orvis will match your gift!

 

 

These Abandoned Puppies Won’t Be having Puppies!

Adopted Pit Bull Allie in her new home

Adopted Pit Bull Allie in her new home

Thanks to our SNAP-X (Spay, Neuter, Adopt, Protect) grant, some pit bull puppies who were abandoned at the Humane Society of Pensacola in Florida won’t be having puppies of their own.

The shelter applied for a SNAP-X grant to help with the county’s problem with an overabundance of that breed, writing, “We would use the funds to spay the pit bulls and pit bull mixes that we see so often in our shelter.”

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Mama dog Angel’s pups as newborns

Luckily, the grant funds had arrived the day an entire Pit Bull family was left at the facility — mama dog Angel, her mate and their four newborn pups. All six dogs “were abandoned on our porch with a note,” the shelter’s managing director, Sarah Humlie, tells us.

“Dad has been adopted,” she adds. “Mom is still waiting for her forever home, and all of the puppies have gone to great new homes.

“The puppies were beautiful and well behaved. By 10 weeks old, Bane knew how to sit, shake and roll over! Allie, as you can see from the picture, is a sweet girl without a care in the world in her new home. Both of these puppies were able to be spayed and neutered with the help of the grant.”

Bane in his new home

Bane in his new home

The pups’ mama, Angel, “loves to play, is a delight to be around, and will bring a smile to any face,” according to her Petfinder profile. Learn about adopting Angel here.

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Sherman

A SNAP-X grant also helped a dog named Sherman, who was in the care of Maple Hill Farm Toy Breed Rescue in Butler, Ohio.

Maple Hill president Dawn Porter tells us, “Sherman was a dog sent to us by a lady from Shelby. She found him and tried to find a home for him but could find no one, so she sent him to us. He is a poodle mix — we felt even possibly part Chinese crested. [A couple] came to adopt Laura; they liked her but then saw Sherman and the husband could not stop loving on him. So they ended up deciding to adopt him instead!”

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Thanks to program founder Fabiola Beracasa and everyone who donated to make these SNAP-X grants possible!

 

SNAP-X: Saving Lives, Preventing Unwanted Litters

With our SNAP-X (Spay, Neuter, Adopt, Protect) program, created by media personality and adoption advocate Fabiola Beracasa, we’re helping shelters combat pet overpopulation in regions desperate for spay and neuter services. Here are the stories of just a few of the pets SNAP-X has helped:

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“These are some dogs who have benefited from the grant,” says Beth Vuolo, Executive Director of Summers County Humane Society in Hinton, WV. “The first four are still available for adoption.

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Trixie

“Trixie is a sweetie. So far she is fine with all my creatures, with the exception of Vanna, who won’t stop barking at her. She is doing very well with everyone else these days.

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Goose

“Goose is an awesome guy! Super sweet, shy and timid at first, but always gentle and loving. Goose loves to play with the other dogs and is truly your best friend. Goose is very happy sprawled across your lap getting a belly rub. Goose is about 18 months old and 70 pounds.

Brogan

Brogan

“Brogan is a huge baby. He tries very hard to please and loves other dogs. Brogan is so big, he scares other dogs when he runs up to say ‘hello’ so he is learning some manners. He knows how to sit and he is learning to walk on a leash. It is hard to get a picture because he wants to sit for you all the time. Brogan is not pushy. He’s great with cats, kids and dogs and would love to go home. He is 18 months old and 93 pounds. He has an impressive Mastiff bark and we think he is mixed with Labrador. Very friendly.

Mickey

Mickey

“Mickey loves people! He wants to say hello to everyone he meets and get a good scratch. Mickey loves other dogs too but he doesn’t share his food with them (we are working on manners). He has wandered in the hills so long he hasn’t figured out food is not scarce anymore. Mickey is a great guy and will make a great companion! Mickey is about 5 years old and 59 pounds.

Kelly

Kelly

“Kelly is a 9-week-old puppy spayed before going home. She was surrendered when someone failed to spay their dog and ended up with a litter. Their dog is now altered and has been adopted. This is a picture of Kelly in her new home.”

Wyoming

Brandee Smith, program coordinator for the Laramie, WY, chapter of Black Dog Animal Rescue, emails us:

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Corona

“The first two pictures are Corona, a yellow Husky mix. He was neutered in our program. He was adopted! Corona was [pulled from a shelter]. He hadn’t been there long but he had few options, I think mostly because of his look. He was in our program about two weeks before he was adopted to a family in Laramie.

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Corona with his new family

“The next is Klondike, a black Pit Bull mix, who was neutered in our program and then adopted! Klondike was at a shelter for several months and quickly deteriorating. [One of our volunteers] was there when he was surrendered. She said it was heartbreaking. He screamed and cried and refused to go in the back. He was adopted after only about a week in our program.”

Klondike.

Klondike

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These two stories are from Dawn Porter, president of Maple Hill Farm Toy Breed Rescue in Butler, Ohio.

Buddy — now Biscuit — in his new home

“Buddy’s owners decided they made a mistake and didn’t want him after all after only one week. He is about 11 weeks old, a chocolate Yorkie. He is a wonderful guy! So sweet and quiet considering his age. He went to his new home today. He will be called Biscuit now!”

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Hannah

The SNAP-X grant also allowed Maple Hill Farm to help puppy mill survivor Hannah, a 5-year-old Chihuahua who’d spent her life in a tiny cage. “The money has enabled us to make an appointment for Hannah to be fully vetted next week,” Porter says. “Thank you so much for this opportunity to help more dogs.”

Many thanks to Fabiola and everyone who donated to SNAP-X for helping these and many other pets in desperate need!

 

Animals Suffering in Colorado Wildfires

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Our grant to The Gabriel Foundation is helping protect Zed the lovebird.

With Colorado wildfires still raging, our disaster grants are helping to reunite evacuated pets with their families and to protect 950 homeless birds from the deadly effects of smoky air.

After the state’s most destructive wildfire broke out near Colorado Springs on June 11, we rushed $3,000 to the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR), which has cared for nearly 1,000 animals affected by the disaster. We also sent $1,500 to The Gabriel Foundation so it could purchase the expensive air filters it needs to protect the delicate respiratory systems of the 950 homeless Parrots and other birds in its care.

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Our grant is helping Nelson the senior Parrot.

“We are downwind from the fires, and because we use swamp coolers and birds’ respiratory systems are extremely delicate, our birds’ health is greatly at risk,” The Gabriel Foundation’s Administration Manager Jennie Wyrwicki tells us. “We need to make sure we have filters running constantly.”

HSPPR’s Grants and Corporate Relations Manager Marsha Wayman tells us that her organization has already reunited 315 animals with their grateful families. Many displaced pets are or were in the shelter’s care because their pet parents were evacuated and had to bring their pets to the shelter for temporary care, Wayman says.

HSPPR also went into homes to retrieve pets who had been left behind, like Callie, below. When Callie’s family was forced to evacuate, she was hiding and they could not find her. They were thrilled HSPPR was able to save her life.

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Callie was reunited with her grateful family at HSPPR.

We’re proud to be supporting these happy reunions and the hard work Colorado’s animal-welfare organizations are doing to save animal victims of the disaster.

Donate today so we can save more pets when disaster strikes, and Orvis will match your gift!