Reports From This Organization

HOPE Safehouse, Inc.: Cat Enrichment Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money we received went toward the medical care of Lena, one of our momma kitties, and her five babies.

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

The grant helped us be able to take in more mommas and their kittens.

How many pets did this grant help?

6 pets

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

Momma Lena and her babies came from a high[-intake] shelter in Kentucky. They needed a safe place for her and her five little ones so they wouldn’t get sick. The boys are Langston, Langford, and Langstrom and the girls are Lulu and Lori. We will be accepting applications starting May 5.

HOPE Safehouse: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The Sponsor a Pet money was used to pay for medical care.

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

HOPE is a nonprofit organization that relies 100% on donations and grants to provide medical care, food and toys for all our animals, whether in foster care or at the shelter.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Annabelle was a dog we took from an overcrowded shelter in Illinois. When she was first examined, she was thought to have been hit with a baseball bat in the face, but it turned out to be gunshot pellet, which she also had in her side. She tested positive for heartworm and had a few other medical conditions. After being well-cared-for in a foster home, she made a good recovery and has since found her forever home.

H.O.P.E. Safehouse Inc.: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The $90 we received through the Sponsor A Pet program went to pay off medical bills for Stuffing (a canine).

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

HOPE’s biggest expense is medical bills, as we take in animals who have curable illnesses but may be euthanized at their current facility because of the expense or time required to care for the animal. Any donation to help with our medical bills helps us rescue more animals.

How many pets did this grant help?

One

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

HOPE Safehouse went to an animal transport location where we had agreed to take a few dogs and cats. Stuffing, a Rottweiler and Shepard mix, was not one of our agreed-upon animals, but none of the other rescues wanted her because she looked old, so HOPE took her. After Stuffing was taken to our veterinary clinic, it was determined that she was six years old, tested positive for heartworm, had nub teeth from eating rocks and garbage and had tin foil in her stomach.

We gave Stuffing all the necessary medical care she needed before and during her stay in a foster home. The local newspaper ran a story about Stuffing on Dec. 24, 2014, and she had an accepted adoption application on Dec. 26. Stuffing’s story is what HOPE is all about.

Hope Safehouse Inc.: Orvis Animal Care Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The Orvis Company grant through the Petfinder Foundation we were fortunate to receive helped to pay for part of the medical costs of a dog named Peach, previously known as Heather.

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

Donations and grants such as the Orvis operational grant through the Petfinder Foundation make it possible for HOPE to give animals like Peach all the medical and psychological attention they need to get better and eventually placed into loving forever homes that may not have had the resources nor the time to let the animal heal.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Peach (a.k.a. Heather) came to us from [an open-admission] shelter and had a number of medical issues, but the most severe was her back hip joint. The doctors believe she was kicked so hard that the joint was virtually destroyed. HOPE tried to have the joint repaired but the surgery was not successful and ultimately her leg had to be removed. With loving medical and psychological care, Peach has recovered nicely; three legs have not slowed her down and she is no longer in pain. The best news: Peach has been adopted by a family that loves and treats her right!