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City of Elderly Love: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Veterinary care

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

The Petfinder Sponsor a Pet grant was used to help cover the cost of veterinary care for the animals in our care.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

This sponsorship was for Hoover who has since been adopted! From Facebook: “You may not meet a more unique dog than Hoover! Hoover is an 11-year-old, 9-lb. purebred Chinese crested who found his way to City of Elderly Love along with a number of his housemates after their owner became ill and could no longer care for them. Hoover is one-of-a-kind and will happily be your weird-looking little shadow! From his bat-like ears, his tongue that’s usually peeking out from his mouth, and his shaggy little coif, there’s nothing not cute about Hoover. He absolutely loves to play with his human buds and also enjoys being picked up and cuddled. This little goofball will keep you laughing every day! He is also guaranteed to have people stop you on the streets so they can fawn all over him — and he’ll gladly accept!

“Hoover lived with a number of small dogs (all Chinese cresteds) most of his life, and while he loved playing with his sister, since coming to City of Elderly Love, he’s shown us that he enjoys his space and doesn’t love other dogs up in his face, especially larger males. He’s totally happy to be your one an only but may also do well with a smaller female dog. He lived with a cat in his previous home but we have not seen him interact with any since he came to the rescue.”

City of Elderly Love: Emergency Medical Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

This grant was used to provide a senior dog with amputation surgery for a severely broken front leg.

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

This grant has helped us free up funds in our veterinary care fund, allowing us to rescue additional at-risk senior pets at Philadelphia’s animal control shelter.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

This grant helped Bridgette, an older pit-bull mix who was rescued from Philadelphia’s animal control shelter, where she was surrendered with a severely broken leg. Thanks to the grant, she received amputation surgery, which has provided her much-needed relief from chronic pain. Bridgette was shy and scared the first couple of weeks in her new foster home due to the amount of pain she had been experiencing for so long. Now that she’s recovered from surgery and is no longer in pain, she’s opening up, beginning to play, and is finally able to get back to just being a dog. She’ll soon be spayed and will begin the hunt for her forever home!