Here are some examples of how your donations are helping shelters and rescue groups, in the organizations’ own words.
Medical bills, especially timely for two dogs who came to us who had been attacked by other dogs.
We were able to pay our vet for necessary immediate medical attention for two Boxers with severe dog bite wounds, requiring laser surgery and a long stay at the vet clinic.
Moe and Violet were taken to a clinic in Lake Charles after having been attacked by other dogs. Their owner could not afford vet care and relinquished the dogs to us. They received the immediate care they needed and we were able to pay for 80 percent of the cost with our Petfinder Foundation grant.
Vaccines were used for new intakes and to update current residents of the rescue.
This grant allowed us to provide vaccinations in a timely manner and saved the rescue medical funds to be used for other needed procedures. The vaccinations help ensure the health and well being of all the animals in our care.
So far we have vaccinated and boostered about 20 dogs and 8 cats
We received a call about a litter of puppies that had been dumped in their carrier in the country. They were starved and not in the greatest of shape. We took them in and provided medical care as needed. The grant vaccinations were used to continue ensuring their health. The kids needed lots of love and care to get them health and bring them out of their shells to be ready for adoption.
We used the $500 to pay for medical expenses for three of our rabbits. The rabbits needed different things such as: mite treatment, blood work labs, respiratory problems and spays/neuters.
This greatly helped the pets in our care by enabling us to bring them to a rabbit-savvy vet for medical care and treatment. We are a small rescue and vet bills add up very quickly.
Three or more since the treatment of these pets made them adoptable so they can go to a loving home and we can take in others!
Izzy, a black and white spotted rabbit, was helped greatly. The money paid for her lab work and antibiotic. Also, our bunny Lucy was treated for mites. Because of the prize these bunnies got medical care.
We used the vaccines for some of our rescued puppies/kittens/dogs/cats.
This grant helped us save money on the puppy and kitten vaccinations.
So far about 20 puppies and 15 kittens
We recently saved several mom cats with kittens and also some litters of puppies that all needed to be vaccinated.
1) We partnered with another local rescue group Duck Team 6 and offered free vaccines for dogs belonging to the homeless in Dallas.
2) We donated some of the vaccines to Collin County Animal Services for them to use on their animals.
3) The vaccines were used to vaccinate some of the animals within the Mazie’s Mission program.
It allowed us to vaccinate our pets at no cost to us.
It allowed us to protect other animals by offering no-cost vaccination clinics.
During the free vaccination clinic in one of the poorest sections of downtown Dallas, we met many dogs who were on their third or fourth litter due to the owner’s being unable to spay them. We offered free spaying and neutering through another local charity program in addition to the free vaccines this grant allotted us. We were able to change the lives of many animals that day through education and other non-profit avenues. This grant gave us the freedom to be able to offer vaccines and opened the door for us to sit down and educate them.
We used the vaccines to inoculate incoming dogs and cats as well as those due for annual boosters.
It allowed us to save the money we would normally pay for the vaccines.
25 dogs and 25 cats.
Guinevere came to use with 3 kittens of her own. Just after they were weaned, 2 very young kitttens were brought in without a mother. Guinevere took them in and fed them. In all she has nursed 4 sets of kittens that were not her own. She is about to finish the last 3-kitten litter and retire. The vaccines passed from her through her milk to all the kittens helped protect them and GFuinevere.
To vaccinate our dogs
Helped us to keep our shelter and dogs healthy
75 dogs so far
Bunnie came to us in labor and delivered 5 puppies, if not for the A Shot at life Grant our shelter would not be a healthy environment for Bunnie and her puppies to survive and be able to go to a rescue. Bunnie and her puppies are all going to a rescue together. We are very thankful for being able to vaccinate all of our dogs and maintain a healthy environment for all who come to us.
The shot meds were used to give shots to new intake rescue dogs.
This grant saves us money that can be used for food and other vet procedures.
So far we have given 5 shots
Our Max is a very special Saint Bernard who is 10 years old. That is very old for a full saint. Max’s life has not been a easy one. Max has lived his 10 years tided to a tether chain to a tree in all kinds of weather. He was never allowed inside a home. Of course he was not neutered or had received any medical care. The owner took him to a city shelter and asked them to euthanize him because they did not have funds to pay for his ear infection. The city shelter contacted us and we rescued him. He is now safe!!! He is living inside with air condition and loving his quiet room with 3 other older saints. All have beds and have room to run and play if they feel like it on 2 acres. He is so beautiful and sweet. Your vaccines were used to help him get caught up to date. Thank you so so much. (UPDATE: Max has been adopted!)
We received a gift of 50 dog and cat vaccinations.
We attempt to place the majority of our animals through local rescue groups. Having the animals vaccinated has made them more appealing to these groups, as it reduces their costs in preparing the animal for adoption. We have also had the typical increase in the number of cats as the weather gets warmer, but we have had no cases of upper respiratory disease.
We impounded a feral cat from a yard in Eagan. The cat was eligible for our Trap-Neuter-Release program. While she was under anasthesia for her spay, we vaccinated her at the same time. She was released to a farm that has several other feral cats. Having this cat vaccinated will hopefully prevent introducing any new URI to the colony.
I have included a picture of Ashketon, a long hair tortishell cat that was found wandering around an apartment building. We were able to vaccinate her prior to her being released, and we found a rescue group that was willing to take her right away. She leaves tomorrow for her new foster home.
I have also included a picture of a gray and white neutered male cat. He was impounded on Tuesday, and hasn’t been named yet. He will be vaccinated tomorrow if no owner has come to claim him. This will allow a few days for the vaccination to take affect before he is released for adoption next week.
Puppies/dogs in rescue
It helped a lot because we had received several puppies in that truly benefited from the vaccines. It came just in time as we had several young litters at once that were turned in.
So far, about 40.
We took in a litter of puppies that had no shots and were 6 weeks old. On the first day they came in, we vaccinated them with the vaccines that were donated to us. It was extremely helpful with them (and others that came in). The 3-in-1 shots were a great vaccine start for several of our puppies because a lot of them were small and we felt it was best to start small then next time do a 5-in-1. We really appreciate the grant!