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MEOW Cat Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The grant of $22.50 for Q3 was used to help support medical costs for a kitten who came to us with multiple parasites, ringworm, a very distended tummy, and rapid respiration.

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

The grant helped support the medical needs of a very sick kitten.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Cotton was just 7 months old when he and his littermates arrived. All had challenges, but Cotton was the most debilitated. He remained in isolation for months while being treated for multiple medical issues. Now 7 months old, he is big and healthy, being treated long-term only for asthma. Cotton and brother Peter will soon be adopted into a loving and capable forever home.

MEOW Cat Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

It was designated for one of our longtime shelter residents, Sweet Pea.

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

Sweet Pea is a “hit by car” kitty with spinal injuries that cause her to be incontinent. When we express her bladder about three times each day, she gets treats. This grant will be used to ensure that Sweet Pea is never without the treats she enjoys so much.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Sweet Pea was relinquished to MEOW Cat Rescue from a hoarding situation in which her humans hardly knew her, and certainly hadn’t observed that she had been badly injured by a car and also had a raging infection after having given birth to a litter of kittens. The fact that she survived is a miracle in itself. She has been with us for more than four years and has won the hearts of shelter staff, volunteers and visitors. She is silly and sweet, and such an athlete! We’d love for her to have a home of her own one day, but if that ever happens it will be such a bittersweet day for all of us who would miss her. Meet Sweet Pea here.

MEOW Cat Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The sponsorship was directed to the care of a special-needs cat named Sweet Pea.

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

Sweet Pea is incontinent due to a spinal injury from having been hit by a car in her previous life as an outdoor cat in a hoarding situation. Because her bladder has to be expressed and doesn’t empty on its own, she is prone to urinary-tract infections. She gets quarterly urinalysis, and more frequently if she has symptoms.

How many pets did this grant help?

1

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

Although Sweet Pea has significant special needs, we do consider her adoptable to the right home. She must have her bladder expressed three to four times daily and will continue to require frequent monitoring for urinary-tract issues. Sweet Pea is one of the funniest, smartest, silliest and most precious cats we’ve ever known. She is a wonderful Office Assistant to our staff. Meet her: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/32777866

MEOW Cat Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Thank you so much for your donation to benefit Sweet Pea! She is a most special girl! Being incontinent due to spinal injuries earlier in her life, Sweet Pea has been with us for nearly three years now. She has become our office manager at MEOW. She’s so smart and funny, and she loves everyone, human and feline.

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

Sweet Pea is prone to urinary-tract infections, so she’s on a prescription diet and her health is watched carefully. On a fairly frequent basis, a lab urinalysis is done to ensure that any urinary issues can be detected and treated early.

How many pets did this grant help?

This grant helped us to pay for a recent urinalysis for Sweet Pea. Thank you!

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

Here’s Sweet Pea’s story and description on Petfinder. “Sweet Pea is a very special cat. Her owners reluctantly surrendered her to MEOW, along with 18 of their other cats. Sweet Pea was near death when she arrived, weighing barely 5 lbs., covered in urine, and clearly in pain. We rushed her to one of our favorite vets, who determined that Sweet Pea had pyometra (an infected uterus) that had probably been present since she birthed a litter months before. Also, because of a spinal injury (she had been hit by a car at some time), she was incontinent. Dr. T treated her infection, then spayed her, and while she was out, he extracted a bad tooth. After her recovery, she has become our beloved office cat. While we all adore her and she entertains us daily, we would love for her to have her very own home.

“Now, the only outward indication of her dire injuries is the fact that her tail hangs low and off to the left, and she has a crooked smile. She has doubled her weight and is full of energy. She runs and leaps to great heights to catch her favorite toy, DaBird. She loves people and other cats and would be great with children. She is social and talkative, and very, very smart. We’re pretty sure if she were human she’d be a comedian — perhaps a physical comic like Lucille Ball. She cracks us up every day!

“She remains incontinent and we expect she will always need to have her bladder expressed 2-3 times each day, but she is cooperative and easy to handle. We can teach you how to do this for her. Immediately following each bladder expression, she runs off to do something silly, letting you know how happy you’ve made her. She doesn’t make a mess and would be quite easy to accommodate in a home with people who have a heart for pets with special needs.”

Meet Sweet Pea: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/32777866

MEOW Cat Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

MEOW Canine Division rescued several dogs from a life-threatening situation in South Korea during the holidays in 2015. Many had health issues, but Oliver Twist was one of the most challenged. In addition to being born with a cleft palate and without eyes, he had severe heartworm. This money helped with his treatment.

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

The generous gift sent in honor of Oliver Twist was used to help fund his heartworm treatment, a long and difficult task.

How many pets did this grant help?

One very special dog was cured of severe heartworm. Oliver Twist says thank you!

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

MEOW Canine Division rescued several dogs from a life-threatening situation in South Korea during the holidays of 2015. From the photo of this Chow Chow sent in advance, we knew of his cleft palate, and we had been told of his severe heartworm, but we did not know until we met him that Oliver had been born without eyes. Unaware that he is different, Oliver is a happy, confident dog who bonds easily with women but is unsure of men. The generous gift sent in honor of Oliver Twist was used to help treat his heartworm, a difficult task. We’re happy to report that his treatment was successful. While getting healthy, Oliver was fostered by a kind woman who promised to get him through, get him ready for adoption and then kiss him goodbye. She was able to follow through on the first two of these, but when it was time for Oliver to be interviewed by a prospective adopter, with tears in her voice she simply said, “Oliver is my dog. Oliver is my dog.” He has a wonderful home with her for life.

MEOW Cat Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

Two kittens, Chanel and Shalimar, from a hoarding situation, were very near death when they arrived. Over the following weeks they hovered between life and death.

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

The kittens had to have extraordinary medical care while struggling to overcome their very difficult beginnings.

How many pets did this grant help?

Two

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

Chanel and Shalimar are bonded siblings and will be adopted as a pair. Chanel is a domestic short hair black-and-white and Shalimar is a Siamese mix with medium hair. These kittens were rescued from a hoarding situation and were very ill when they arrived at MEOW. They’ve been in a foster home since the end of July and have made a full recovery. They are both so sweet, social, friendly, healthy and happy. They have been living with adult cats and a dog and have gotten along famously with all of them. They are both perfect ladies about using the litterbox. Meet Chanel and Shalimar: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/36366391

MEOW Cat Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

What was the money or product used for?

The gift of $22.50 was used for daily care, food and litter of kittens in the foster home.

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

We’re very grateful for monetary support of any amount to help us with everyday care and feeding of the cats and kittens in our care.

How many pets did this grant help?

Jasper and his six littermates

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

Jasper was one of seven kittens in a litter that was found in a shed when a family was moving. They were just four weeks old at the time. A tiny 10.6-ounce kitten when found, Jasper was treated for internal and external parasites. Two months later, he was a healthy 3 lbs., 4.8 oz. and ready for adoption. Jasper has been adopted!