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Animal Protection Center of Southeastern Massachusetts: Emergency Medical Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We used the funds to support a puppy named Rosie, who had a heart defect.

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

Rosie was able to recieve ongoing care for her heart condition and has since been adopted by her foster family, who are committed to her lifetime care.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Rosie was brought to the shelter as part of an unwanted litter. She and her siblings were quickly adopted, but at her routine spay appointment, the vet found a congenital heart defect and her adopters backed out. We originally thought she would need expensive surgery and we spent much of the grant money taking her to the specialists at the MSPCA in Boston. After many tests, we now know that surgery may still be a possibility, but for now, the vet is trying outpatient care at home, which we were also able to pay for through your grant funding. Her foster family fell in love with her despite her special needs and has adopted her!

Animal Protection Center of Southeastern Massachusetts: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We used the P.L.A.Y. pet beds to keep our pets warm and comfortable this winter. We ended up using them not just for the dogs but for cats as well!

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

Our building is older and sometimes we struggle in the winter to keep the heat up, so having these cozy pet beds really helped the pets stay warm and comfortable, even on cold days. We also put the beds out in the open in our cat lounge, which encourages the kitties, who love the soft material, to stay out in the open and interact with people more.

How many pets did this grant help?

We got 10 beds but we wash and reuse them daily, so really, this grant is helping animals every day.

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

Gus (first and second photos) was a 10-year-old cat who came into the shelter when his owner had to move. Despite a mangled ear and some obvious time outside, Gus was friendly, so we put him in our cat lounge, where our cats are allowed to free-roam. Gus immediately claimed the P.L.A.Y. pet bed right out in the open and, by staying there instead of hiding in a cat tree nook or under a chair or bed, he was viewed more often and finally adopted!

The third and fourth photos show a gray-and-white kitty named Corey. She also loves the P.L.A.Y pet bed and is using it while she waits here for her forever family. Corey is a lovely senior girl in need of a forever home. She came in quite matted and needed a shave. She’s feeling much more comfortable now and is ready to start her next chapter! Corey is friendly and out-going with people, but seems to prefer to be the only pet in a home. Meet Corey here.

Animal Protection Center of Southeastern Massachusetts: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We received a donation of PLAY pet beds. We used these beds for the dogs surrendered to the shelter.

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

The PLAY pet beds beds gave the dogs a soft place to snuggle and get comfy as well as get them off the cold concrete floor.

How many pets did this grant help?

We have used these beds for numerous dogs and actually several larger cats too!

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

Smiley was an 8-year-old blind Pit Bull that had been at the shelter for a long time. There was nothing he liked better than going out for long walks. But having a nice, soft, comfy PLAY bed to snuggle up on and relax when he came back to his kennel, made having to come back a little easier. And as you can see by his picture, he clearly loved it!

Update as of Feb. 10, 2014: Smiley was adopted, and is doing well in his new home! He came in for a visit not too long ago, and looked very happy with his family!