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Second Chance Pet Adoption League, Inc.: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

All money received was used for the medical care of the dogs we rescue. This recent Sponsor a Pet 2018 Q4 check received in January was used towards surgery for Kira.

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

This grant was used to help pay for the needed surgery for Kira, a 6- to 7-month-old puppy we took in to our rescue from a local pound.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Kira had been found as an injured stray and brought to the local pound not able to bear any weight on her hind leg. X-rays revealed a completely broken femur that was beginning to heal at a 90-degree angle. A specialty surgeon had to re-break the bone and get through lots of scar tissue to insert pins so her leg would be usable.

The surgery cost over $1,500, plus Kira needs physical therapy as she heals in order to have the best chance at a full recovery. At this time, Kira needs crate rest as she heals from surgery. She is currently available for adoption into the right home. Meet Kira here.

Second Chance Pet Adoption League, Inc.: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The Sponsor a Pet grant money received went towards veterinary care. All the dogs we rescue receive immediate necessary medical care including spay/neuter, tests, shots, dentals, surgeries and medications to treat any medical conditions.

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

Ursula and Stubby were just two of the many dogs we rescued during Q4 of the Sponsor a Pet program. As is true of most of the dogs we rescue, both of them were in need of immediate medical care. This grant was used to help pay for a portion of their medical bills.

How many pets did this grant help?

2

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

Both of these dogs are still with us in foster care waiting to be adopted. Ursula (first photo), a 6- to 7-year-old blind Schnoodle (first photo), came to us in December severely matted and terrified. She is nervous and likes her space at first but falls into a routine quickly and then gets around well. She doesn’t mind being with other mellow dogs and loves to nap on a comfy bed. Ursula is still waiting for her forever home. Meet her: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/40516172

Stubby (second photo) is a senior who came to us in October from a New Jersey county shelter after being brought to that shelter as a stray in very bad shape. He was about 8 years old and needed to be treated for uncomfortable chronic skin infections he probably had suffered from for quite a while. He’s just over 20 lbs., with a short tail and looks like a Jack Russell/mini Lab mix. He’s fine with other dogs and loves car rides and belly rubs. Meet him: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/39547858

Second Chance Pet Adoption League, Inc.: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

All money is used for the medical care of the dogs we rescue. Two of the many dogs rescued during Q2 2017 are Cinnamon and Mango. Both of these dogs still are in foster care with us and are available for adoption.

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

As is true of most of the dogs we rescue, Cinnamon and Mango both were in need of medical care. This grant was used to help pay for a portion of their medical care.

How many pets did this grant help?

This grant helped to pay for a portion of these two dogs’ medical care.

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

Cinnamon, a 7-year-old pit bull terrier mix (first photo), came to us with a large hernia that our veterinarians repaired during her spay. Cinnamon is a lovely, gentle dog whose owner moved and left her with relatives who could no longer keep her. She’s a mellow couch potato who loves to cuddle and is very loyal to her person once she bonds. Meet her: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/37206344

Mango, a tiny 3-year-old Chihuahua, came to us with his tail half bitten off and needed emergency surgery to amputate the injured portion. He also needed to be neutered. Mango has now fully healed physically from his tail amputation. He still will chase/try to attack his tail at times when he gets nervous or stressed. He’s on medication, which has helped a lot, but will need a calmer, adult home where he can feel safe. Meet him: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/38161007

Second Chance Pet Adoption League, Inc.: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Medical care for rescued dogs, specifically toward four puppy-mill rescues

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

Covered a portion of medical care for four puppy-mill rescues we took in January.

How many pets did this grant help?

4

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

Our first rescue of the new year was these four adorable puppy-mill rescues: Geppetto (first picture) and Goldie (second picture) the cocker spaniels and Gia and Gingersnap the puggles. They lived their entire lives in cages in an Amish puppy mill in Pennsylvania, being bred over and over again until they were no longer useful. The spaniels both had rotting teeth and huge, wet, heavy mats weighing down their ears. Gia the puggle was especially terrified and had obviously never known any kind touch. Gingersnap tested positive for heartworm and needed treatment. Thanks to our Petfinder Foundation grants, we were able to take in these dogs and get them everything they need to prepare them for their new lives. All were spayed/neutered, updated on shots, treated for ear infections, bathed and groomed, had their teeth cleaned and rotted teeth extracted, and more — then it was on to our experienced fosters to socialize them. All were adopted into wonderful forever homes within a few months!