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Humane Society of Warren County: Senior Pet Adoption Grants Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Supplies for a dog, Jackson. We purchased an orthopedic dog bed, a lifetime supply of joint supplements and ear cleaner, an elevated feeder bowl and a harness. We were able to offer these items to his adopter to ensure that any barriers to his adoption were removed. He has since been adopted, and his new family really appreciated the supplies.

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

We are so happy that Jackson will always have supplies that will keep him happy and healthy, and he was able to find his forever home!

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Jackson had been at the shelter for over a year. He had been through so much since his arrival after being abandoned in an apartment with no care. He had regular ear infections, eventually requiring surgery, and a high prey drive, which made finding the right adopters difficult. It was so hard watching him go through all of these things alone, but thanks to the generosity of the Petfinder Foundation, we knew that when the right family finally came around, Jackson would go home with everything he needed to live a long, happy, comfortable life. Jackson’s right people finally found their way here in the spring of 2019. They were so happy to receive such a great care package for Jackson, and have been back to let him visit with his staff friends. It is clear that Jackson loves his new mom and dad, and that they cherish him as well. Such a happy ending was made possible thanks to the Petfinder Foundation helping to remove the barriers to adopting a senior dog.

Humane Society of Warren County: Emergency Medical Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

On Aug. 15, 2018, I submitted a request for an Emergency Medical Grant for a sweet little kitten named Babe. She had come to us as a stray with a terrible eye infection. She had been seen by our supervisory veterinarian three times and treated with different types of antibiotics with no results. Our veterinarian said we had exhausted our medical options and the only answer was enucleation (removal of the eye) before it burst.

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

The Petfinder Foundation generously awarded our grant request and Babe had her surgery on Aug. 22, 2018, at Helping Hands in Richmond, VA. Back in 2013, the Humane Society of Warren County founded “Olive’s Fund,” which provides advanced medical care for animals in our facility. The funds are provided through grants, fundraising, donors and our community members. We had already paid for two other major surgeries when Babe came along and had exhausted our funds.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Once Babe’s surgery was complete, we shared her story along with her picture, and it wasn’t long before someone came in to meet her. We are so happy to say that on Sept. 1, 2018, Babe was adopted and is now living in the lap of luxury! Thank you, Petfinder Foundation, for making this possible and helping us help Babe!

Humane Society of Warren County: Petfinder Adoption Options in Action Grant (Invitation Only) Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We used the grant money to get eight adoptable dogs spayed/neutered.

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

Grant funds helped us make our dogs more adoptable by allowing us to get eight dogs spayed and neutered prior to adoption. Dogs who have already been fixed are always easier to find homes for because they involve less expense for the adopter, who would otherwise be required to pay for their new dog to be fixed. Additionally, adopters prefer to adopt animals who have already been fixed because they have fewer behavioral problems, such as inappropriate elimination and aggression. Of the eight dogs whom we got fixed with this grant money, five have already been adopted.

How many pets did this grant help?

8

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

Jax is a 13-year-old pit-bull mix we pulled from a neighboring shelter. The shelter we took Jax from was very full and didn’t think they would be able to find a home for him because of his age. In addition to being 13, Jax was also deaf and had never been neutered. Despite these strikes against him, Jax was a real sweetheart who deserved a second chance. After Jax came to our shelter, we noticed that he wasn’t getting much interest. Generally, older dogs are harder to place, but it is especially difficult to adopt out a senior dog who hasn’t been fixed. We decided to use the Petfinder Foundation grant funds to get Jax neutered and increase his chance of adoption. Sure enough, Jax was adopted a few weeks after being neutered! We would like to thank the Petfinder Foundation for helping Jax find his forever home! I am including pictures of Jax in the shelter and after he was adopted.

Humane Society of Warren County: Emergency Medical Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Funds from the Petfinder Foundation were used to cover a portion of the medical expenses for a kitty who was caught in a car engine. Expenses totaled $1,116. The Petfinder Foundation generously covered $1,000 of the those costs.

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

The grant from the Petfinder Foundation allowed the Humane Society of Warren County the resources needed to save the kitten’s life.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Rev the kitten was rushed to the shelter by a Good Samaritan during one of the agency’s rabies clinics. Rev was found in a car engine and was severely injured. His tail had been severed and he had two broken legs. Despite his injuries, he was very friendly. He was rushed to the vet. His tail was amputated and both legs were cast. One of the staff members at the veterinary clinic offered to foster Rev during his recovery. Instead of having to recuperate in the shelter, Rev was able to heal in the peace of a loving home. Rev’s foster family fell in love with him and became his forever family through adoption. Thank you to the Petfinder Foundation for making this possible.

Humane Society of Warren County: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The Sponsor a Pet donations that are designated to the Humane Society of Warren County are deposited into the general fund, where we have the greatest need. The Sponsor a Pet funds go to assist our animal shelter in providing services to the designated pets.

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

These donations help to offset the cost of medications, vaccinations, basic veterinary care, behavior modification, boarding, nutrition, and kennel enrichment.

How many pets did this grant help?

2

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

Through the Sponsor A Pet button, Chucky (first photo) was sponsored. Chucky was a highly adoptable chow mix who came to the shelter in poor condition, with a completely matted base of fur. Funds allowed us to get Chucky professionally groomed and to care for him during his stay in the shelter. Chucky was adopted by a wonderful family (second photo) once he was healed and healthy.

The Sponsor a Pet donations also helped us continue to care for Finn (third photo). Finn came to the Humane Society of Warren County as a feral dog. We have been working with him for two years on socialization to increase his adoptability. Finn is a sweet soul and we know the right family is out there and his time will come to find a forever home. Meet Finn: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/36030291

Humane Society of Warren County: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Funds from the sponsorship assisted us in finding Frank a loving foster home.

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

See below.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Frank, a senior dog looking for a loving retirement home, was sponsored through the Sponsor A Pet button on Petfinder.com. Funds from the sponsorship assisted us in finding Frank a loving foster home to get him away from the chaotic shelter environment and into a normal routine to reduce his stress and increase his chances of being adopted. Frank is a very sweet and laid-back older guy looking for his forever home. Frank is currently staying in a foster home while he awaits his forever family. His foster parents say that he has adjusted wonderfully to being a house dog after coming from a home where he was mostly kept outside. He is housetrained and very well-mannered. His foster parents take him on several walks a day and he really enjoys spending the time outside. He bonds closely to the people around him and will make a wonderful companion for his new family.

UPDATE: Frank’s foster family is coming soon to finalize his permanent adoption into their family!

Humane Society of Warren County: Petfinder Adoption Options in Action Grant (Invitation Only) Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The Humane Society of Warren County purchased cat bordatella vaccinations. The animal shelter updated their medication/vaccination protocol to include vaccinating each cat who comes into the emergency shelter with a bordatella vaccination. HSWC was hopeful this would result in a reduction in upper-respiratory infections in our cat population and decrease illness within the shelter. The shelter evaluated the effectiveness by documenting the amount of respiratory illness in the shelter. The anticipated outcome was a decreased length of stay of adoptable cats.

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

Due to funding from the Petfinder Foundation, the Humane Society of Warren County was able to afford to offer bordatella vaccinations to the entire cat population at the shelter during a three-month period. That period was June through August 2016.

How many pets did this grant help?

402

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

In early July of 2016, a kitty named Two was surrendered to the Humane Society of Warren County. Two’s family moved away and left her behind. Two was only 2 years old and still had a lot of life ahead of her and love to give. After arriving at the shelter, Two was given all of her basic vaccinations (including cat bordetella) and was spayed. Once Two was healthy and spayed, she was placed for adoption. Two was featured our HSWC’s satellite location at the local Petco retail store. Two’s new human stopped by Petco and it was love at first sight. Her human was in search of a companion and Two was in search of a human and they lived happily ever after.

Humane Society of Warren County: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

These donations help to offset the cost of medications, vaccinations, basic veterinary care, behavior modification, boarding, nutrition, and kennel enrichment.

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

The majority of donations to the Humane Society of Warren County are undesignated and deposited into the general fund where we have the greatest need. These donations help to offset the cost of medications, vaccinations, basic veterinary care, behavior modification, boarding, nutrition, and kennel enrichment. HSWC cares for almost 2,000 animals each year; without these donations, those animals would not be able to be saved.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

There was a Christmas miracle at the Humane Society of Warren County on Christmas Eve 2015. After waiting 639 days, Roscoe finally found his forever home. Roscoe was raised as a puppy and had a stable home until he was 2 years old. Roscoe’s owner had a change in circumstances and had to re-home Roscoe. When the original owner went to check on Roscoe, he was devastated to learn that Roscoe had been brought to the shelter. Roscoe needed a home where he could be an only dog and a new owner with lots of love and patience to give. Roscoe watched as other dogs were adopted and he was overlooked. Roscoe became a community and shelter favorite. One person in particular developed a special bond with Roscoe and visited him often to bring him toys and individual attention. He also had a HSWC volunteer who served as his “Good Buddy” and gave him extra one-on-one time and obedience training so his time in the shelter would be productive and positive. Roscoe’s resilience paid off when a very special family met him and decided to give him a second chance. The Humane Society of Warren County is grateful for everyone who played a role in keeping Roscoe happy and healthy while he waited so patiently. An animal shelter is only as good as its support system, and Roscoe is alive today because the system of support worked together to save him.

Humane Society of Warren County: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Funds were used in support of Olive’s Fund. Olive’s Fund is a special fund designed to help provide for shelter pets in need of advanced medical treatments.

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

Benjamin Button showed up outside our shelter as a stray. He was horribly matted and ill. In addition to needing a serious grooming, Ben was suffering from bladder stones. Ben was a new man following his surgery and is now available for adoption. He’s a sweet boy who is looking for a constant companion of his own. Ben loves children, cats, and other dogs but would probably prefer a nice quiet home of his own.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Benjamin Button showed up outside of our shelter as a stray. He was horribly matted and ill. In addition to needing a serious grooming, Ben was suffering from bladder stones. Ben was a new man following his surgery and is now available for adoption. He’s a sweet boy who is looking for a constant companion of his own. Ben loves children, cats, and other dogs but would probably prefer a nice quiet home of his own.

Humane Society of Warren County: Cat Chow Building Better Lives Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Fee-reduced cat adoptions: $10 adoption fees throughout January 2015.

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

Thanks to funding from the Petfinder Foundation and Cat Chow, 44 shelter cats found forever homes in one month. The funding allowed the Humane Society of Warren County to reduce our cat adoption fees to just $10 for the month of January. This resulted in the 44 adoptions and a 91% live release rate in our cat department.

How many pets did this grant help?

44

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

Each of the 44 cats adopted in January had a story. Felicity’s story was extraordinary. Felicity was brought to the Humane Society of Warren County after being found caught in a beaver trap. Her front leg was broken and had to be amputated. The shelter was able to afford the amputation surgery and her life was saved. Felicity bounced back very well from the surgery and adjusted to using three legs. Her foster mom told us that she likes to sleep in a chair all day! She was a very calm cat. She was a bit shy at first but once she figured out you would pet her, she loved you! Felicity found her forever home during the reduced-adoption-fee special thanks to the Petfinder Foundation and Cat Chow.