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Animal Aid of Tulsa: Senior Pet Adoption Grants Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Animal Aid received the Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant for Theo, a heeler/great Pyrenees mix. We utilized the funds provided to cover Theo’s adoption fee, neuter surgery, and microchipping. We are providing heartworm- and flea-prevention treatment and routine vaccines for four years.

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

This grant helped one of our senior dogs get adopted. Senior dogs are often overlooked when people are searching for a dog, but relieving some of the financial barriers can draw potential candidates’ attention back to these wonderful pets.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

We are not sure exactly what happened to Theo before we got him, but it is possible he was hit by a car. It also looked as if he’d had all his teeth removed other than the top canines, which were cut in half. Theo had a dislocated elbow. He also had a severe case of heartworm. He was treated for his trauma-related injuries and heartworm, and a pin was put in his leg. He also participated in physical therapy for several weeks.

Theo has completely beaten the odds against him! He recovered beautifully. His past does not take away from his sweet, loving personality. Theo was recently adopted by an amazing family and is loving life in his new home!

Animal Aid of Tulsa: Cat Enrichment Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Enrichment in our cat room, which houses seven to eight cats at a time and over 100 cats annually.

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

We have been able to provide updated sources of play and entertainment for the cats in our cat room, including an indoor “catio.” The cats love running, hiding and playing with each other.

How many pets did this grant help?

Over 100 annually with the improvements we’ve been able to make.

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

Simon is now able to enjoy our improved catio! This room helps him adjust to being an indoor kitty. He was at the vet’s office for a bit, then moved to a foster home, and now he’s able to socialize in our cat room with the seven other cats! Meet Simon here.

Animal Aid of Tulsa: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We received the P.L.A.Y. pet-beds grant! We utilized the beds for our pets in boarding as they recovered medically and also sent some beds to the pets in foster homes.

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

We were able to provide our pets with soft, comfortable bedding while they recover from medical procedures, are in foster homes, and are at adoption events. It has also been valuable having spare beds available to fosters who have taken in puppies or incontinent dogs who need frequent bedding changes.

How many pets did this grant help?

30

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

One pet in particular who was helped by the beds is Gabriel (first photo). Gabriel came to us after being hit by a car. He was paralyzed in the back end, but could still defecate on his own. He needs assistance to urinate. We knew that treatment must begin as soon as possible. He was referred to physical therapy and acupuncture, where he has made progress, and a wheelchair was donated! His attitude is amazing — in fact, when the therapist put his wheelchair on for the first time, he just took off as though it was second nature! He can move around on his own without the wheelchair too and LOVES to scoot around and play with his toys. He loves all dogs and doesn’t mind cats. Gabriel has enjoyed the comfort of the P.L.A.Y. beds and his foster home has appreciated having spare beds available for frequent bedding changes. Meet Gabriel here.

Animal Aid of Tulsa: Senior Pet Adoption Grants Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Money from the Senior Pet Adoption Grant was used to cover Brittany’s ongoing medication to help alleviate pain caused by arthritis. Additionally, heartworm/flea/tick treatment were covered. Grant money was also utilized to cover her spay and microchip fee. We had planned to use grant money to waive Brittany’s adoption fee; however, she passed away before she could be adopted. She spent her last few months in a wonderful, loving foster home.

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

This grant allowed us to cover Brittany’s ongoing medication for arthritis. Having her medication covered freed up additional funds to provide her more comfort.

How many pets did this grant help?

One

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

Brittany, a 15-year-old Labrador retriever, was found outside a school, collapsed due to malnutrition and pain from arthritis. She was also very lethargic. She took ongoing medication to help manage her arthritis. Her arthritis medication alone cost $78 per month. She later needed to have her medications compounded and given to her topically, as she would no longer take them orally. Thanks to the Petfinder Foundation, Brittany was able to spend the last six months of her life with less pain and in a happy and loving foster home.