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Rockers Rescue: Emergency Medical Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The grant donation was used to help our rescue with expenses incurred from saving Century the kitten.

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

We received a $1,000 emergency medical grant to help our rescue with Century the kitty’s case. She had to have a leg removed and then later needed emergency surgery again at the ER vet, and then had to stay at our vet over a week recovering and fighting a fever. The total expense was around $1,800 and it hit our small rescue pretty hard. We have quite a few senior pets and even young ones who rely on us, so the grant was a huge help to keep us on our feet.

How many pets did this grant help?

It helped us with Century’s vetting expenses, which in turn helped our rescue to save even more lives.

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

A few months ago we rescued an injured kitty and named her Century. She was abandoned at the CenturyLink Center with a badly broken leg. Century had to have her leg amputated. A few days later she had to have emergency surgery at the ER vet. She then spent around a week at our vet with a fever, struggling to recover. This little kitty pulled through! Our little rescue was left with almost $2,000 gone in DAYS! We were in our back-up funds with several animals still under our care. Our seniors were our main concern. We knew that if anything else large came up, we’d have nothing. We reached out for grant help, and the Petfinder Foundation awarded us a $1,000 Emergency Medical grant! We literally had tears when we got the email of approval. Someone finally cared about Century and her life just much as we did. Words cannot describe the feeling.

I am happy to say that Century is now ADOPTED! Her mommy had a three-legged dog who had passed away, so when she saw Century she felt a deep connection. Century is alive, happy, and loved. Thank you to the Petfinder Foundation and to everyone who supports us. Not only did Century get to live, but our little rescue got to keep saving lives. THANK YOU!

Rockers Rescue: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We received Chill Pads for our rescue babies in foster homes and for events.

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

They honestly have saved us donations! The Chill Pads are durable. I had foster puppies destroying every bed I gave them. When they got the Chill Pads, they couldn’t rip them up! Talk about being thankful! The beds come in handy for our adoption events. They pack easily so we get to bring them with us for the dogs to lie on. The dogs are happy and so are we. We honestly get a lot of use out of them. These beds are durable! For a rescue, that is superb as we get a lot of use out of them and a lot of happy and cozy tails.

How many pets did this grant help?

Many! The beds are durable and reusable!

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

One of our senior dogs, Easton (first photo), uses his Chill Pad every day. He has no eyes as both have been removed. It is the perfect shape for him to walk onto it to go cuddle up! Since we bring the Chill Pads to adoption events, it gives him something familiar as well. Easton is still available for adoption; he is seeking just the right home, as he is special-needs. Meet Easton: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/38347095

I had foster puppies that were destroying every bed I gave them. Then the Chill Pads arrived (insert dramatic music). They did NOT rip apart the Chill Pad! Talk about a happy foster mom! The beds are more flat than others so they are perfect to go in kennels when we are picking up new animals from the shelter or going to vet appointments. Overall, we are very happy we won this grant. The product is great and perfect for what we do! They are cute, cozy, easy to pack, lightweight but firm, and durable. Our pups give them two paws up! We love the Chill Pads and are very thankful.