Reports From This Organization

Louisa Humane Society: Purina One Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The $500 grant for Senior Pet Adoption Assistance specific to our senior German shepherd-mix dog, Jesse, was utilized to support her ongoing supplemental daily medical needs in her new home. The grant will go towards her adoption fee of $150, cost of her spay surgery $150, and monthly regime of supplements/medications cost $180 per month, and possible transportation to approved vendor cost may vary.

Jesse is on a regime supplements to help with anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory. Monthly costs for supplements average $180.00 which include fiber treat, CBD, claritin, glycoflex plus, fortiflora and curcuwell. This does not include the cost of preventatives, flea/tick and heartworm along with food.

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

Any assistance is greatly appreciated. Most of the senior dogs who come into our care require additional medical attention or special foods in order to assist the new families upon adoption.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Jesse, a 9-year-old German shepherd mix, is a sweet, low-activity dog, approximately 50 to 55 lbs. She has a bad back, and prefers a home with few stairs and rugs or carpeted floors. Jesse gets along with other dogs, though she prefers a home without small dogs or cats. She recently had surgery to remove two mammary tumors, and recovered very well. Jesse loved playing with her beagle foster sibling, taking walks, going on rides, and just being with humans.

She has been placed in a new home. She has a human who is retired, and she continues to follow her around the home. Jesse randomly plays with the toys when the other dogs in the home are sleeping.

Louisa Humane Society: Emergency Medical Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The Emergency Medical Grant of $1,000 was used toward the cost of amputating the right front leg of a great Pyrenees puppy, Olive. She had been struck by a car and permanent nerve damage occurred, requiring surgery.

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

The receipt of the grant assisted with the almost $1,700 vet bill to complete this successful surgery for Olive.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Olive, an 8-month-old great Pyrenees puppy, was the dog who received this grant for her surgery. She was an owner-surrender to our local animal shelter, and we quickly transferred her into our care. She was surrendered because the owner could not afford the vet costs to amputate her front leg. Olive had been hit by a car and suffered nerve damage to her right front leg (her diagnosis was brachial plexus avulsion — injury to nerves from traumatic injury). She was dragging her front leg, causing a sore on the top of her foot. Olive had the surgery to remove her leg and recovered well. She was adopted a few weeks after the surgery by a family in Louisa, VA.

Louisa Humane Society: Cat Enrichment Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

To purchase cat/kitten enrichment toys for our foster program.

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

The grant allowed us to replenish and add to our enrichment toys for the cats of all ages. We care for more than 250 cats a year in our foster program, and refreshing the toys can be costly but is much-needed.

How many pets did this grant help?

50

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

Cheri is a senior cat currently in our care. She arrived in foster care last year after her owner died. Cheri is a youthful senior girl at 9-10 years old who just LOVES that turbo chaser toy! She is incredibly fast and coordinated and entertains herself for long stretches spinning that ball. The enrichment toys purchased with grant funds have brought new life to this girl, and capturing her playing with the toys and engaging with the other cats in our care has been a joy. Meet her: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/41640047

Louisa Humane Society: Orvis Animal Care Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The grant was used to purchase enrichment items for the dogs in our care: iCalmDog music, slow-feeder puzzle dishes, and puzzle games.

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

We often are searching for enrichment items for the dogs, especially the hounds in our care who need to be motivated to do more than run and bay. The items purchased help with keeping them challenged. The iCalmDog also helps to provide a soothing atmosphere when they are left alone when the foster parents go to work.

How many pets did this grant help?

Six dogs currently in our care, but the items will be used for future dogs and puppies too.

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

Hershey is a very active 2-year-old redbone coonhound mix. The slow feeder works perfectly to keep him challenged while he’s eating, while slowing him down so that he doesn’t inhale his food. The puzzle toy works to engage him in an exercise that rewards him for pushing and pulling the levers and sliders, again challenging him. He is still available for adoption; his Petfinder link is http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/41180413