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Paws Cat Shelter, Inc.: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

For specialized food for our kittens

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

This wet food is very expensive, but it has the nutritional value to help our kittens thrive.

How many pets did this grant help?

19 or more

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

We had a call from a good Samaritan who had found a kitten in their yard. When the kitten arrived, it was very tiny and its eyes were bad. Our vet saw her and said she would probably be blind, but before they could do surgery, she needed to gain weight.

Our expert med team is syringe-feeding her the wet food and Rebound Recuperation Formula to ensure she is getting the correct nutrients. She is doing so much better and eating on her own. She still has a way to go before she has her surgery, as she needs to gain more weight, but we know soon, once she gets her surgery, she will feel so much better.

Covid-19 has brought a huge financial strain to our shelter. We are so thankful for your grant so we can provide lifesaving nutrients to our kittens who need it.

P.A.W.S. Pound Animals are Worth Saving, Inc.: Emergency Medical Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

P.A.W.S. used a $450 Emergency Medical Grant from the Petfinder Foundation to pay for critical dental surgery, treatment, and medication for a cat named Chance. Chance needed several rounds of antibiotics and several complex dental extractions, as well as a thorough cleaning, to get him healthy for adoption.

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

The grant allows P.A.W.S. to continue taking in homeless cats and kittens from the surrounding community. P.A.W.S. adopts over 900 felines to loving homes each year. However, special medical needs for some of those cats can really tax the shelter budget, and this grant was important for getting Chance the surgery he badly needed.

How many pets did this grant help?

One very special cat

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

P.A.W.S. is thrilled to report that Chance was adopted on Nov. 26, 2016, to the perfect home. Chance is a large male orange tabby with a huge personality, gigantic polydactyl paws, and a very rough play drive! He is also FIV-positive. We knew it would take a while to find an adopter who would love him despite his rambunctious nature! Furthermore, Chance came to us with a severe gum infection and several dental issues. Thanks to an Emergency Medical Grant from the Petfinder Foundation, P.A.W.S. was able to get Chance healthy before finding him that home.