Here are some examples of how your donations are helping shelters and rescue groups, in the organizations’ own words.
The Wahl shampoo was used to bathe shelter dogs and kittens.
People often donate used grooming supplies to us and many times we have to throw them away because of the quality or age of the products. The Wahl shampoo was a nice gift to our groomers for our shelter animals because it is good quality, smells good, and is from a reputable source.
It will take us quit a while to use all the product since our volunteer groomers come in only once a week. But I am figuring we will bathe around 200 dogs and two dozen flea-infested kittens with this grant.
We have 25 Sheperdoodles that are in protective custody. They were seized in a neglect case and have been in our shelter for many months. They are unsocialized and not housetrained. Our volunteer groomers come in each Thursday. It takes them eight hours to clip and bathe two of these large furry dogs. They have been at this for months and groomed the last of the 25 dogs just last week. When the Wahl shampoo arrived, the groomers started using it on these and other dogs. They love the way it smells.
We received the Wahl shampoo grant so we are able to bathe our dogs to get them looking and smelling better.
This grant helped us and is still helping us by cleaning up our dogs and making them smell and look better while they are here at the shelter.
This grant has helped at least five dogs and is continually helping dogs given that we still have shampoo left.
Calvin was a sweet little Yorkie/Chihuahua mix who came into our shelter as a stray. The owners never came for the cute little guy so he was placed in our adoption area. We had Calvin out one day playing in our office and he didn't smell the nicest. So we took him back to our exam room and gave him a bath with our Wahl shampoo (coconut lime verbena). Once his bath was over you could immediately tell he felt better, looked better and smelled a lot better. We placed him back in his kennel and not long after he was adopted!
Feline Rhinotracheitis Calici Panleukopenia Vaccine (Fel-O-Guard Plus 3) by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc
It has allowed us to maximize our ability to prevent infectious disease while minimizing the occurrence of adverse events associated with vaccinations. Allowing the shelter to send healthy adoptable pets home.
Aqua, Audrey, Ada, Anderson, Adelade and Anthony were a litter of kittens that were dropped off in a box at Petco on the morning of Sept. 28. With this grant we were able to financially help vaccinate these kittens, keep them in foster and spay and neuter them on Nov. 6. On Nov. 7, Anthony found his forever home.
Providing FVRCP vaccines to kittens and cats during kitten season 2013 to reduce feline disease and illness in our community and shelters
We were able to vaccinate stray cats and kittens when assisting their spay/neuter. It kept our foster homes filled with healthy kittens and allowed us to use the funds we would have spent on vaccinating these animals on other important shelter needs.
Jemma was a tiny kitten who was found abandoned by a Dumpster with her mother. The Good Samaritan who found this kitty family and took them in reached out to us for help. Our shelter manager went to her house and vaccinated the mother cat and baby Jemma. We eventually facilitated Jemma's adoption into a loving forever home. Helping prevent illness in Jemma and her mother allowed her foster parent to take them in and provide for them while we waited for a home for Jemma. Jemma's mom became a foster failure for the Good Samaritan who took her in.
The shampoo and conditioners were given to our foster parents for use on their foster dogs waiting for adoption.
Many of our dogs come to us dirty and unkempt. The shampoo and conditioner has come in very handy for making our dogs presentable for photographs and adoption events.
Stella is a tiny chihuahua puppy found in a box. She was so young and small we were worried about what to bathe her with. She did just fine with the Wahl shampoo and conditioner! Another foster parent bathed a poodle mix named CeCe in the Wahl shampoo after the dog had experienced a bad reaction to another brand. She was red and irritated. After the bath and conditioner you can see the redness is much reduced and she is more comfortable.
We received cat distemper vaccinations which has allowed us to vaccinate all our incoming cats and keep our existing cats up to date.
This allowed us to make sure all are our cats are vaccinated at the time of intake to prevent illness and to keep the current animals in our care up to date.
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Bruce and Scarlet were abandoned in a foreclosed home by their owners when a neighbor sought our help for their care. We did not have any vaccination history on these two and vaccinated them upon intake. Peaches and her two kittens, Paulie and Peter, came from a home where they were not taken care of and mom Peaches was on her second litter. One of her kittens had passed away from neglect prior to arriving at our shelter. We gave them their vaccinations upon intake.
We were awarded the "Shot at Life" grant. This was used to vaccinated all the incoming cats in our care.
We were paying $16 per vaccination at our veterinarian, so this gave us the ability to help many more animals. We were immediately able to help a momma cat and her five babies who were found starving, left in a live trap outside.
This grant helped us vaccinate 50 cats.
We were alerted to a live trap that was left with a starving momma cat and her five kittens. Some person had left this trap outside, next to a building. The finder was going to take them to animal control, where any animal brought in a live trap is destroyed immediately. The person who alerted us saw them and knew she had to intervene. She called us and asked if we could take them. Since we were feeling a little financial relief due to being awarded the vaccination grant, we were able to help.
These poor cats were covered with fleas, so skinny and literally starving. The kittens were 4 weeks old and were trying to nurse off of momma, but she didn't have any milk, most likely from being so emaciated.
They were sweet as can be and all quickly put on weight and were healthy, happy, playful kittens. We are happy to report that every single one has been adopted and a nice person actually adopted one of the kittens and Momma together.
Wahl - shampoo to help clean up and make feel better at least these two dogs that came in needing extra tlc.
Helped clean, soothe their skin, at least these two dogs who came in very matted, dirty.
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The Wahl product grant helped us clean and soothe the skin of these two dogs who came in needing extra TLC: Abigail, who was a cockapoo mix, came in matted and dirty. Bathed, cleaned and groomed, she is now living in a great home. Wynn came in severely matted and needed to be bathed, cleaned and given a skin treatment and is now living in a loving home.
We received 2 cases of Fel-O-Guard Plus 3 for vaccinating cats.
These vaccinations helped us continue our protocol of vaccinating everyone that comes through our facility while freeing up $100 to be used on other expenses.
Missy is an 11 year old cat that was owner surrendered to our facility. She was not current on her vaccinations upon arrival, so one of the vaccines that came from this grant was used to boost her immune system before she was exposed to all the other cats in our care. She remained healthy during her stay with us and was able to go to our new adoption center at PetSmart. It didn't take her long to win over a customer's heart who was "just looking." Missy has a great new home and family where she is spoiled rotten.
This $1,000 grant was used to assist in vet bills for one of our dogs, Mocha, who required patella surgery.
This grant played a substantial role in our ability to fund Mocha's patella surgery.
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Mocha came into our care as a rescued puppy mill dog. She did require extensive vetting and patella surgery. We were able to show her love, kindness and support in a foster home and eventually we were able to guide her towards her forever home. Mocha is doing very well and thriving with her new family. It is grants such as this Petfinder Foundation that enables us to continue to help the dogs that are in need. Thank you so much.