Reports From This Organization

Friends with Four Paws: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money was used to help support Friends with Four Paws during the uncertain beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. We were able to buy food and provide medical care to our dogs with this grant.

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

It helped us continue to care for our dogs with the confidence that we could make it through the pandemic without our usual funds from adoptions.

How many pets did this grant help?

35

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

This grant helped Simba. Simba is a long-term foster who has been in our care for two years. This grant gave us the confidence to continue helping others dogs knowing we’d still have the funds to care for our long-term fosters. Simba is still for adoption and would love a home with the right person! Meet Simba here.

Friends with Four Paws: Emergency Medical Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money was used to pay for Coupe’s surgery to remove a mass on his adrenal gland, in the hope it would help reduce his ailments.

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

We successfully raised the rest of the needed funds and moved forward with the procedure.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Coupe, who is about 8 years old, was adopted from the Bethany shelter as a youngster and was was returned this year when his owner died. They called and asked us to take him to save him from euthanasia. We took him in, and right away we noticed he wasn’t well. We took him to the vet and learned he had pancreatitis and high kidney enzymes. He was then hospitalized on fluids to treat the pancreatitis and kidney enzymes, and started on the usual medications and special diet. We found a wonderful couple that was willing to adopt him after learning about his medical problems. Then he got sick again, on New Year’s Eve, and we ended up taking him to the E.R., where he spent the night on fluids, again. They also did an ultrasound since the doctor who does ultrasounds was the veterinarian that night. A mass was found on his left adrenal gland. The doctors believed this mass was causing his problems of recurrent pancreatitis as well as his kidney problems and his excessive shaking.

Coupe had the surgery to remove the mass from his adrenal gland in February. The mass was thankfully found to be benign. We have seen improvement in his health since the removal; he has not bounced back to full health like we’d hoped he would, but we are optimistic he will find an adopter soon who can continue to care for and love him despite his health issues.

Friends with Four Paws: Petfinder Adoption Options in Action Grant (Invitation Only) Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The funds allowed us to purchase a high-quality camera with multiple lenses and equipment for a portable photography studio with lights and a backdrop.

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

This grant helps our organization put our adoptable pets out on our Petfinder website in the best possible way and give them the extra little bit to look their best.

How many pets did this grant help?

So far, this grant has helped at least 80 dogs find their home!

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

This grant has specifically helped a little guy by the name of Dan to quickly find his home! With our new equipment, we were able to get good-quality photos of him and upload them to Petfinder, and within just a few hours the application came in that would put Dan and his new family together.