Success Stories

Here are some examples of how your donations are helping shelters and rescue groups, in the organizations’ own words.

Pitter Patter Animal Rescue Inc.: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant
What was the money or product used for?

The vaccinations were used on the animals in this rescue.

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

This grant has helped the animals be vaccinated and has helped financially. This grant was so needed and so appreciated.

How many pets did this grant help?

50 plus

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

Dayday (first photo) was one of the many pups on death row, being only a few weeks old and in poor heath. Many do not receive vaccinations until they get into a rescue. He was full of worms and had no body weight to him. After several weeks, he was strong and well enough to receive his vaccinations. These vaccinations have helped these dogs from death row to a good start. The animals in this rescue so needed this grant to have a good start in life, and the rescue appreciates the vaccinations so very much. Thank you!!

Frisco Humane Society: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant
What was the money or product used for?

vaccinate cats in our foster homes

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

vaccinated 50 homeless cats – we appreciate the help!

How many pets did this grant help?

50

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

Sugarland is now living happy in her forever home.

Whisper – Not long ago I was rescued from a local kill shelter where I had come to understand that being at the top of the euthanasia list wasn’t the highest honor a shelter resident could achieve! Thankfully, I am living in a my new family and having good food and a cozy bed.

Keegan – I’m loving life with my new friend in my new home.

Walter Croncat – Was rescued from a feral colony. He it totally awesome and reports he loves his new family.

Fairy Dogmother Rescue & Rehab, Inc.: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant
What was the money or product used for?

Vaccinations

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

Saved $$ on vet bills for vaccines and made vaccinations readily available without a vet visit.

How many pets did this grant help?

more than 50

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

Dana, Angel, Barney, Miah and many others received their vaccinations from the Shot at Life Vaccination Grant thereby freeing up funds that would normally pay for same.

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant
What was the money or product used for?

intake vaccinations for dogs

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

It Allowed us to vaccinate all incoming dogs for distemper/parvo, rather than only those selected for adoption.

How many pets did this grant help?

225+

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

Miller, a male lab retriever/golden retriever mix, was brought in as a stray in February. He stay was longer due to several factors. First, he had to be treated for URI right after his stray hold, 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 was 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 URI quickly and remain very healthy the rest of his stay.

Mongomery Humane Society: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant
What was the money or product used for?

Vaccinating adoptable animals

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

Vaccinations have helped safe guard animals against infectious diseases.

How many pets did this grant help?

200

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

Thelma came to our shelter in very bad shape. She had obviously suffered several years of abuse and neglect. She and her puppy captured the hearts of out staff immediately. We vaccinated her and her pup immediately. The vaccines kept them both healthy. Thelma’s puppy was adopted out immediately but Thelma had a long road ahead of her. After heartworm treatment and the amputation of her broken back leg she too has found her place in this world as a loving companion to a wonderful family. We are thankful that Thelma and her daughter were safe guarded against Parvo, distemper and kennel cough! We could not have saved them without you!

South Wood County Humane Society : A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant
What was the money or product used for?

The product was used to vaccinate our stray canine and feline population.

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

The grant allowed us to vaccinate animals and reserve our current supply for high volume intakes or special circumstances.

How many pets did this grant help?

The grant served 50 dogs and 50 cats.

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

Meet Tyson, the sweetest and most gentle dog. Tyson was surrendered to SWCHS because his owner could no longer care for him. He is four years old and neutered. Tyson is positive for Lymes Disease, which will need to be monitored by his new owner. Tyson is good with children but needs to be the only pet. Tyson is a gentle giant and loves to carry around his green squeaky toy.

Tyson required medical care when he arrived and was not current on vaccines. This grant helped Tyson receive an Adult 3 vaccination.

Texas Best Choices Animal Rescue: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant
What was the money or product used for?

Vaccinations were shipped directly to us

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

Vaccinations are an important part of our animal care program and are vital to keeping our pups and older dogs safe from the deadly diseases of parvo and distemper.

How many pets did this grant help?

46 dogs and puppies

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

Seven labs rescued from a rural neighborhood where the family could not afford to spay their animal. We took the seven pups and the mother to make sure no more unwanted animals were born. See the seven labs. they were vaccinated three times to over the six weeks we had them and were able to rehome all of them while they were little and cute! See the seven labs at the water tub and two individual pups highlighted in Pic #2. See Leda in Pic #3 rescued from a park after over a year of feeding her and befriending her. She had likely not been vaccinated ever or in a long time. We were able to save her life and find her a forever home! See her forever family in Pic #4. She is smiling from ear to ear. Thank you Petfinder Foundation for helping us save more lives! WE LOVE PETFINDER!

North Richland Hills Animal Adoption & Rescue Center: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant
What was the money or product used for?

We were provided vaccines for dogs and cats. These items were used to vaccinate the adoptable animals at intake to help curtail disease in the shelter. If the pet was of age for the booster and was adoptable, staff vaccinated them at intake.

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

This grant has helped us be able to start our vaccination at intake policy and the animals are healthier for it. Instead of waiting days or weeks for a pet to get selected for adoption and then vaccinating them, vaccinating at intake has helped especially the young ones stay health enough to be adopted.

How many pets did this grant help?

50 dogs and 11 cats

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

Gia is a little female lab mix puppy that came to the shelter as a stray. With the vaccines that were provided, we were able to vaccinate her at intake thus increasing her chances of staying healthy and adoptable. Gia found a home with a college student and they love each other to pieces. One of the attached photos of Gia graduating puppy school.

Estill County Animal Shelter in Kentucky: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant
What was the money or product used for?

Intake vaccinations for cats, dogs and puppies

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

They reduced the illness to .014% illness rate, or practically no illness at all. Because of this grant, I have decided to be the humane society’s Angels of Estill County and am seeking help with keeping low income animals at home — food, vaccinations, spay/neutering…all to continue to bring this shelter into the 21 century. Thanks so much.

How many pets did this grant help?

About 600

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

Riley, a Catahoula hound, was vaccinated and a couple from Florida drove to KY to adopt him. I just got a followup and you should see how much happier he is (and healthier) looking.

Chouteau Pound Pals in Oklahoma: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant
What was the money or product used for?

Vaccinating 25 dogs

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

Our vet bill runs around $1,000 per month, so getting this vaccine grant greatly reduced the bill when it came to the vaccinations we provide for each dog.

How many pets did this grant help?

25

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

Cookie was picked up as a stray in town on May 29, 2013. She was only 7 weeks old and very scared! We took her to our vet on May 31 and she received her first boosters from the vaccines we were awarded from this grant. She was healthy and happy and weighed 4.2 pounds! On June 15, 2013, she met her forever family and has been renamed Dainty. She looked exactly like their older dog only a lot smaller! We have received a couple of updates and she is very loved and a member of the family!