Reports From This Organization

Living the Dream Rescue: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We used the money to help cover supplies purchased for animals in rescue when COVID hit. We also used the money to help provide food and supplies for newly arriving animals.

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

This grant helped dramatically offset the $2,000 dollars we spent to stock up on supplies needed during the shelter-in-place that began on April 1, 2020.

How many pets did this grant help?

200

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

Otis is a very large guy — he came in to the rescue in December at 25.5 lbs. We had Otis on a special weight-loss food and he lost 6 lbs. before being adopted during the Covid crisis. We were able to purchase a large bag of his food before the shelter-in-place began that we were then able to send home with his adopter so he had plenty of food.

Living the Dream Rescue: Cat Enrichment Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money was used to purchase Kuranda beds for our pet adoption habitats.

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

The purchase of the raised beds adds space to the centers and eases cleaning and sanitation. They are durable and will last longer over time.

How many pets did this grant help?

400

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

Marnie takes some time to warm up to new people. When she entered into the adoption center, she was nervous and distant. She ended up finding a friend in Daisy, who invited her into her habitat. There was enough space in the kennel for both due to the additional room the Kuranda beds allow. Both kitties enjoyed their snuggle time but could also lounge separately. Marnie was adopted recently into a loving home!

Living the Dream Rescue: Petfinder Adoption Options in Action Grant (Invitation Only) Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We used the Adoption Options in Action grant to purchase volunteer-support tools. We were able to purchase a laptop computer to use in our clinic to expedite updating and maintaining the accuracy of our medical records. We were also able to purchase a microchip scanner to keep at each adoption venue location. We bought TILE trackers to put on the scanners as well so they would not disappear.

Laptop computer – $434.39
Two Halo microchip scanners – $163.50
TILE trackers for microchip scanners – $125.54
Total: $723.43

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

This grant helped us to be able to verify the accuracy of our records and adoptions. We were also able to verify ownership and reunite animals more quickly when they are turned in at adoption locations. We also used the scanners to help the public outside of our organization by providing additional options to have animals scanned.

How many pets did this grant help?

57

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

While picking up a cat who had wondered into a hotel lobby and needed rescue, we learned of additional kitties on the premises who were being taken care of by employees. We were able to scan all three. Two of them, Zackery and Binx, were chipped to the same owner, who was actually a guest at the hotel. We contacted the guest and were told they could not keep the cats but did not know what to do with them. They had moved all the way from North Carolina to Phoenix recently. An employee of the hotel, Jason, was very fond of the cats and took them home since he knew they needed a home now! The third kitty who did not have a chip is safe with our rescue and awaiting adoption.