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New Hope Animal Rescue Center: Emergency Medical Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money was used to cover vet bills and aftercare for a special dog named Mariah. She had a large hernia and was going to be euthanized at another shelter. We pulled her just in time and, thanks to the Emergency Medical Grant, we were able to save her.

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

The grant paid for surgery for one dog, and now we are able to use the money we would have spent saving another dog or cat who needs us.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Mariah was a senior dog at [an open-admission] shelter who had all the odds against her. Due to a large hernia, she was set to be euthanized. A volunteer saw a post by another volunteer at that shelter pleading for someone to help Mariah. She wrote about how much she deserved to live, how sweet she was and begged for help for her. We responded and quickly pulled her from the shelter. She had a large hernia that had to be fixed. Thanks to the Emergency Medical Grant from the Petfinder Foundation, she had surgery and is now healthy and ready for a forever home! Meet Mariah here.

New Hope Animal Rescue Center LLC: Senior Pet Adoption Grants Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The money was used to supply Frankie’s new family with insulin and special food for him. It also paid his adoption fee.

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

It covered the cost of insulin and food for Frankie for a year; therefore, we were able to use that money to help several other animals in our rescue center.

How many pets did this grant help?

One, plus several other rescue animals in our care.

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

Frankie is a 10+-year-old terrier who was found on an old county road, barely alive. He was brought in to us by a couple who happened to be driving home from their lake house. When I first saw Frankie, I was so upset and feared he wouldn’t make it through the night. I called the vet and asked if she could meet me that night. After an exam, we were told Frankie was diabetic and blind, and he needed insulin right away. He also had an ear infection and his paw pads were burned from the concrete. The first 24 hours were going to be tough on him. After several visits to the vet and lots of after-care, we were able to get Frankie stable.

Everyone at the rescue center fell in love with Frankie and he got better and better each day. We prayed someone would find it in their heart to make him a part of their family, but the cost of his treatment was such a big thing to take on.

When we received the grant for him, we decided to post a story on our Facebook. A few days later, a family came to meet him. They fell in love with him and decided to take him home. The grant really helped and provided a cost-relief on his caretaking. It also paid his adoption fee.

New Hope Animal Rescue Center: KONG Toy Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

We used the Kong toys that we received to entertain and calm down our shelter dogs during storms. We are in a metal building and you can hear it storming. Our dogs get really scared or restless, so the Kongs filled with peanut butter or treats keep their minds busy!

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

It helped in many ways. We did not have to use operations money to buy toys, and the Kong toys have helped keep our dogs busy during storms.

How many pets did this grant help?

It has helped 40, plus the Kongs will continue to help the new dogs brought in.

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

This is Deacon. He was rescued from Hurricane Florence. He came to us very scared and confused. Every time it would storm, Deacon would try to hide under his blanket or bed. He went through a lot with the hurricane and all, so we wanted to give him something that would keep his mind off things during storms. That’s exactly what the Kong toys did. We filled them up with treats and Deacon would stay busy trying to get the treat out. He did not even worry about the thunder and rain. Thanks, Kong!

New Hope Animal Rescue: Orvis Animal Care Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

1. Kennel cards for each dog kennel
2. Treat pouches and treats for each dog kennel
3. Pop-up tents for adoption events
4. Cage muzzles to help test dogs to see who they are compatible with

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

The kennel-card holders have helped New Hope make it easier for potential adopters to get a lot of information quickly on each dog. Occasionally we have volunteers show our dogs and sometimes they might not know the age or name of a new dog. The kennel cards have totally changed this for us.

The treat pouches and treats are helping us work with our dogs when adopters come in. Volunteers regularly walk up to a kennel, pull a treat from the pouch and ask the dog for a basic command. When the dog sits/lies down/etc., they receive a reward. This helps teach basic obedience and it’s much easier for potential adopters to come meet calm, quiet dogs.

Our pop-up tents have been used at adoption events in our community. They have allowed us to take more dogs to events because they provide the shade needed on sunny/rainy days.

The cage muzzles were our final purchase and something we thought long and hard about. We have dogs come in from all different situations and wanted a safe, kind way to test them with cats, children and other dogs. They are still able to drink and take treats and are not confined in these special muzzles, and we have tested several dogs and found out their preference in other animals and people. This helps us better match dogs to potential families.

How many pets did this grant help?

74 in the last three months, and it will continue to help more dogs in the future.

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

Gracie was a beautiful black Lab mix who had been consistently overlooked for more than six months. She was just a puppy at 11 months old, and we were stumped that no one had come to adopt this awesome girl. We began working with Gracie on basic commands thanks to the treat pouches, gave her a kennel card and did several tests with her with the cage muzzles. She quickly learned how to sit and we discovered she was great with other dogs and kids. After months of waiting, Gracie finally found her perfect family in July. They have another dog and lots of love to give, but wanted to make sure their new addition was good with other dogs and children. We were able to tell them with full confidence that Gracie was wonderful with both because we were able to safely test her.