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Forever Friends Humane Society: Purina Adoption Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Adoption fee at reduced price

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

Many folks have gone through difficult times with the virus going on. Many would be wonderful homes, but they have a fear of committing, feeling like they just cannot justify paying the fee involved. With the grant, we were able to offer a reduced fee for their new companion. Ten puppies and one kitten are now in loving homes.

How many pets did this grant help?

11

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

Six pets came to us and were very sickly. We had to keep them longer than our normal time and were afraid people would fear adopting them. When it was time for their adoption, we did not charge a fee because at this time people were getting leery of justifying the money involved due to job security. (We did ask for small donation of $7.) We had five pups that were at our foster home for three months whom we were going to send on transport, but with the reduced fee we were able to get them homes also!

Forever Friends Humane Society: Purina Adoption Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Medical care
Extended vet care
Food

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

There was no way we could have afforded to take care of the ones we helped with them being in such dire need. We are a small organization and rely only on adoption fees and the few donations we get. The ones I listed in this grant report would not have made it if we had not received the grant …. so thank you from all of us!

How many pets did this grant help?

6

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

A litter of puppies was found in the woods by a hiker. It looked like they had been there a while on their own; several were dead. They were just 5 weeks old. No mom in sight. When we got them, I was very worried about their survival. But with the money on hand, we were able to get them the vet care they needed! It took a couple of months to get them well; it was touch-and-go with most of them. All had a great outcome! The photos show them with their new families.

We also had a kitten brought to us with low hopes of surviving. The foster home she went to spent many days and many nights holding this sweet baby girl, mostly to keep her warm. Her journey was a very long one, but her outcome was also a happy one also. All are in happy loving homes.

Forever Friends Humane Society: Senior Pet Adoption Grants Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The grant helped Arya, our 13-year-old senior cat. It was used to waive her adoption fee and supply 18 months of her medication.

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

Receiving the Senior Pet Adoption Grant, we were able to post that we would supply 18 months of the medication that Arya would need PLUS waive her adoption fee. In just a few days, she found her forever home!

How many pets did this grant help?

One

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

We are so thankful that we received a Senior Pet Adoption Grant from the Petfinder Foundation on behalf of Arya, our sweet, 13-year-old calico lady! She was left at the Edmond Animal Shelter by owners who thought that, because she was drooling, she was in liver failure and dying (first photo). Well, we got her to our vets at Harvest Hills and they pulled all her teeth except for her canines — she had stomatitis! Once she was feeling better, she blossomed into a total lap cat love bug (second photo)!

We waived her $50 adoption fee; her initial medical bill of $250 covered removing her teeth, vaccinations, deworming, flea treatment, and testing, but Arya was so malnourished when she was surrendered that it had done a bit of damage to her internally. Medicine for this is around $25 per month and supports her kidney function; she also needs a special type of canned food since she has no teeth.

Thank you, Petfinder Foundation, for reaching out to help groups who rescue, love and adopt out senior cats! The grant allowed us to ensure that Arya will receive the medication she needs monthly and with this, she now has a new mom, Patti (third photo), who has given Arya a chance to live a good life in a forever home!

Forever Friends Humane Society: KONG Toy Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The KONG toys were used to help train, teach how to share, and provide comfort to many of our rescue dogs.

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

Giving the dogs/puppies something to call their own; giving them comfort; keeping them occupied for lengthy periods of time. And the KONGs are toys they cannot destroy!

How many pets did this grant help?

28

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

Pepe (first photo) is one of our boys who came to us at just 6 weeks old. For some reason, he never came around like his siblings did. He was always frightful and afraid of everything. Because of that, he received special attention from his foster mom. We have tried placing him, but he would have such anxiety that he would always get returned. He is afraid of many things, even some toys. We had an old KONG that had seen better days, and foster mom would put yummy stuff in it and Pepe would hang on to it and he would let go of his fears while licking for the goodies inside. So when he got his new one, he was one happy boy! For him, the KONG toy means much more than just something to play with!

Forever Friends Humane Society: Emergency Medical Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Fonzie was hurt when found; he had a broken leg that required immediate surgery.

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

We applied and in no time the funds were granted to us! They covered almost all of his emergency vet bill. We are so low on funding at this time due to weather issues and not being able to do adoptions that when Fonzie came to us, we did not have the funding to help him.

How many pets did this grant help?

One: Fonzie, a 12-week-old beagle mix

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

Fonzie was found in a cemetery with his two sisters. They had been there for at least two weeks, according to the woman who found them and took food to them. Fonzie had suffered an injury to his back leg; we are not sure how it happened and I guess we will never know.

When we got the call about them, I sent one of my foster homes to pick them up. She contacted me and said the little male had an injury to his back leg. We took him to the vet the next morning. She found that it had been badly broken. He had surgery the very next day. We picked him up that afternoon and brought him home for recovery. We posted his pictures and story on our Petfinder website. It didn’t take very long for us to hear from someone wanting to adopt this sweet baby! They filled out the application and, once approved, they adopted him.

Fonzie’s new family was very willing to follow his recovery instructions and took him for his vet checks and his final visit to get a pin removed. Thanks to the Petfinder Foundation, Fonzie can now lead a normal, happy life with a wonderful family that loves him dearly! The fourth photo shows Fonzie with his new mom.

Forever Friends Humane Society: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Vet care

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

We had a fundraiser for a cat named Bullet and this went towards his vet bill.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Bullet was left on the side of road. He had been shot in the leg and left for dead. Luckily he was found by a good Samaritan who contacted us and we immediately got him to the vet. After evaluating him it was decided that it was best to amputate his leg. He is such a sweet purr baby who, after all he has been through, can still give us love. Bullet had his leg amputated on July 12, along with his boy parts. He’s very friendly, sweet and playful, says the vet staff! Now a cool tripod boy, he will be going to a foster home on July 15 for two weeks of kennel rest. Then stitches will come out! He has been vaccinated, dewormed and had topical flea preventive. He is going to be looking for his forever home soon!