Posts By: Karen Hollish

R.O.A.R. to Comfort Retired Racing Greyhounds

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Give to us on Global Giving through 11/12 and have double the impact for homeless dogs like Pepper.

Our grant to Northeast Ohio Greyhound Rescue in Harpersfield, Ohio, helped the group comfort retired racing Greyhounds during times of stress. And if you donate to us on Global Giving through 11/12, you’ll help twice as many homeless pets like Pepper (above).

For those 30 days, Animal Planet’s R.O.A.R. is matching donations to the Petfinder Foundation dollar-for-dollar (learn more about the campaign here). Rescue President Duane Jackson tells us how our ThunderShirt grant is helping the group comfort Pepper, a recently retired Greyhound who was struggling to cope with her new life:

“She was a little nervous when she transitioned from track to a home, and to help her, we use a ThunderShirt. She LOVES it and would wear it 24/7 if she could. We always put it on her when we take her into new situations and to potentially stressful places like pet stores and vets. She has been picked to be adopted and will be going home shortly, with her ThunderShirt, of course! THANKS!!!!”

Donate to us through Global Giving through 11/12 to double your impact!

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R.O.A.R. to Care for Cats with Special Needs

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Give to us through Global Giving from 10/14-11/12 and have double the impact for homeless cats like Tim Gunn.

Donate to us through Global Giving from Oct. 14-Nov. 12 and you’ll help twice as many homeless cats with special medical needs like Tim Gunn (above).

For those 30 days, Animal Planet’s R.O.A.R. is matching donations to the Petfinder Foundation dollar-for-dollar (learn more about the campaign here). That means a happy ending for cats like Tim Gunn, who was gravely injured before he was rescued by Purrfect Pals in Arlington, Wash. Purrfect Pals Executive Director Connie Gabelein tells us how our grant helped Tim and many other cats in the group’s care:

“In addition to adopting out nearly 2,000 cats per year in our adoption centers, Purrfect Pals provides a sanctuary for special-needs cats in need of a long-term home. This includes FIV+ cats, FeLV+ cats, geriatric cats, cats with acute and chronic illnesses, injured cats, cats in need of end-of-life hospice care and cats with behavioral challenges.

“One of our sanctuary rooms, FIV Land, is home to 20 wonderful cats who have FIV. Some are long-term residents, but many will be placed in ‘permanent foster homes’ and will continue to receive medical care from our organization.

“Your generous grant allowed us to provide food and medical care for these cats, including Rock Star, Super Trooper, Jonathan Gato, Tim Gunn, Jillian, GiGi, Cedric (right), Night Shade, Mr. Darcy, Tristan and Cowboy.

Tim Gunn was surrendered to Purrfect Pals by a Good Samaritan who found him fending for himself outside with serious injuries from an animal attack. When he arrived, the entire right side of his face was infected. Tim was very frightened when he arrived, but went into foster care to heal from his wounds and to learn to trust people again.

“It took several months, but now Tim LOVES attention, especially having his ears and shoulders scratched. He is still afraid of loud noises and dogs but adores the other cats in FIV Land. Now he is the first to greet visitors and doesn’t hesitate to hop up into laps!”

Donate to us through Global Giving from Oct. 14-Nov. 12 to double your impact!

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R.O.A.R. to Help Hard-to-place Dogs Find Homes

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Give to us through Global Giving from 10/14-11/12 and have double the impact for homeless dogs like Marshmallow.

Our grant helped Bless the Beasts Canine Placement Program in Nickerson, Kan., find the perfect family for Marshmallow (above), who was relinquished several times because of his separation anxiety. And if you donate to us through Global Giving from Oct. 14-Nov. 12, you’ll help twice as many homeless pets like him.

For those 30 days, Animal Planet’s R.O.A.R. is matching donations to the Petfinder Foundation dollar-for-dollar (learn more about the campaign here). Bless the Beasts’ Karla Limon tells us how our grant helped the group care for Marshmallow, get his teeth fixed and stick with him until he found the right home:

“Marshmallow is a Bichon whom we rescued from a pound several years ago. He had separation anxiety, so he would act out inappropriately at times. He was in two homes that decided he was too much before finding what we thought was the perfect home for him with a stay-at-home ‘mom.’

“After 3½ years, they contacted us and said he was ‘too needy’ and just wanted to follow her around all the time. We told her that is why they call them companion animals, but we didn’t want him in a home where he was not loved and cared for, so we asked her to bring him back immediately.

“He was badly in need of dental care because they left him in a crate too much and he had worn his teeth down to nubs.

“He is now in a home we wish had come along years ago, where he is the center of attention. She is a young disabled woman who needed him as much as he needed her.”

Marshmallow and many other dogs at Bless the Beasts Canine Placement Program were helped by our operation grant program supported by Pedigree.

Donate to us through Global Giving from Oct. 14-Nov. 12 to double your impact!

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R.O.A.R. to Save Malnourished Kittens

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Give to us through Global Giving from 10/14 – 11/12 and have double the impact for kittens like Foster.

Our grant helped Lucky Day Animal Shelter in Grand Blanc, Mich., save nine kittens and one adult cat from lives of danger outdoors. And if you donate to us through Global Giving from Oct. 14-Nov. 12, you’ll help twice as many homeless pets like Foster (above).

For those 30 days, Animal Planet’s R.O.A.R. is matching donations to the Petfinder Foundation dollar-for-dollar (learn more about the campaign here). That means we can help groups like Lucky Day Animal Shelter save twice as many at-risk kittens and cats. Lucky Day President Gretchen Sommer tells us how our vaccination grant has made a difference:

“We have been able to help so many more by receiving these vaccinations. Right after we were awarded the grant we were able to save a mother cat and her five extremely malnourished babies, a single little kitty found on the side of the road and three newborn babies found all alone. This would not have been possible had we not received the grant.

“The money we saved by getting these vaccinations allowed us to take in these 10 urgent cats and get them fully vetted. Six have been spayed/neutered and the remaining four will be when they are of age. Four of these have already found their forever homes and are now going to go on to have happy, love-filled lives!

“We are so thrilled we were chosen to receive this grant and just want to thank you for the wonderful work you do!”

Foster and many other cats at shelters and rescue groups across the country have been helped by our Shot at Life vaccination grant program, supported by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., The Animal Rescue Site and GreaterGood.org.

Donate to us through Global Giving from Oct. 14-Nov. 12 to double your impact!

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R.O.A.R. to Keep Shelter Pets Comfortable

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Give to us through Global Giving from 10/14-11/12 and have double the impact for homeless dogs like Gus.

You’ll help twice as many homeless pets like Gus (above) if you donate to us through Global Giving from Oct. 14-Nov. 12.

For those 30 days, Animal Planet’s R.O.A.R. is matching donations to the Petfinder Foundation dollar-for-dollar (learn more about the campaign here). And that means a more comfortable shelter experience for dogs like Gus, who is being cared for by the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS).

A Chihuahua who was found as a stray, Gus is able to relax on a soft bed while he waits to be adopted, thanks to our P.L.A.Y. pet bed grant to PAWS.

“Our dogs are loving their new beds,” Development and Administrative Manager Sara Schoenleber tells us.

Donate to us through Global Giving from Oct. 14-Nov. 12 to double your impact!

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R.O.A.R. to Rescue Horses and Mules from Neglect

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Give to us through Global Giving from 10/14-11/12 and have double the impact for homeless mules like Ginger.

Donate to us through Global Giving from Oct. 14-Nov. 12 and you’ll help twice as many neglected animals like Ginger (above).

For those 30 days, Animal Planet’s R.O.A.R. is matching donations to the Petfinder Foundation dollar-for-dollar (learn more about the campaign here). That’s great news for mules like Ginger, who was rescued by Panhandle Equine Rescue (PER) in Cantonment, Fla. PER volunteer Joyce Gill tells us how our grant helped the group save Ginger and other equines from abuse and neglect:

“In February 2007, PER received a report that horses and mules were roaming the neighborhood on a regular basis. PER investigators responded and found that the fencing was inadequate and the environment was a junkyard with no feed or hay on the premises.

“Investigators educated the owner about adequate health care and proper nutrition and gave the owner the opportunity to repair fences and provide feed and hay. PER continued to receive reports of these animals running loose and made several visits to the property during the course of a year in an attempt to get cooperation from the owner.

“Finally in February 2008, conditions had deteriorated badly after severe weather and heavy downpours. The two horses, two mules and one donkey were found standing in excess mud and water 24/7. The owner would not move them out, so PER removed them from the property.

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Before their rescue, the animals had been living in this junkyard.

“Shortly thereafter, custody was awarded to PER in a court of law. Ginger — rescued as part of the Junkyard Five — was a wonderful addition to PER’s facility since she loved the attention from the volunteers who enjoyed grooming and loving on her. After several moves to and from foster homes, this sweet and beautiful mule was adopted and is living at her forever home.”

Ginger and many other equines at PER were helped by a grant program supported by our friends at Tractor Supply Company.

Donate to us through Global Giving from Oct. 14-Nov. 12 to double your impact!

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R.O.A.R. to Protect Orphaned Kittens from Disease

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Give to us through Global Giving from 10/14-11/12 and have double the impact for homeless pets like Pacer.

Our grant helped Perry County Animal Shelter in Cannelton, Ind., save and vaccinate two litters of tiny, orphaned kittens who were abandoned by their mothers before they were weaned. And if you donate to us through Global Giving from Oct. 14-Nov. 12, you’ll help twice as many homeless pets like Pacer (above).

For those 30 days, Animal Planet’s R.O.A.R. is matching donations to the Petfinder Foundation dollar-for-dollar (learn more about the campaign here). That means we can help groups like Perry County Animal Shelter save twice as many at-risk kittens.  Shelter Manager Tiffany Reed tells us how our vaccination grant has made a difference:

“The Perry County Animal Shelter has given vaccines to 39 felines, 22 of which have received their second booster vaccine, since the awarding of the FVRCP vaccinations. Out of the 39 homeless felines 17 have been adopted into their forever homes; which has left 22 hopeful souls in the care of the Perry County Animal Shelter.

“This vaccine grant has allowed the Perry County Animal Shelter to help two litters of kittens that were abandoned by their mother and not weaned. Both litters of kittens are thriving, eating solid food, and one set will be receiving their final boosters in the next few days. The younger set will be receiving their second booster in a couple of weeks.”

Pacer and many other cats at PAWS have been helped by our A Shot at Life vaccination grant program, supported by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., The Animal Rescue Site and GreaterGood.org.

Donate to us through Global Giving from Oct. 14-Nov. 12 to double your impact!

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R.O.A.R. to Help Adoptable Pets Look Their Best

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Give to us through Global Giving from 10/14-11/12 and have double the impact for homeless dogs like Emily.

Our grant helped Doggie Protective Services in Palo Alto, Calif., take attention-grabbing profile photos of the homeless pets in its care. And if you donate to us through Global Giving from Oct. 14-Nov. 12, you’ll help twice as many homeless pets like Emily (above).

For those 30 days, Animal Planet’s R.O.A.R. is matching donations to the Petfinder Foundation dollar-for-dollar (learn more about the campaign here).

Emily was helped by our recent One Picture Saves a Life grant to Doggie Protective Services. After volunteers from the group attended our photography workshop and left with a granted camera and photo-editing software, they were able to take her adorable adoption-profile photo, which helped her find a home.

The One Picture Saves a Life program is a partnership of Underwater Dogs photographer Seth Casteel, The Animal Rescue Site, GreaterGood.org and John Paul Pet.

Donate to us through Global Giving from Oct. 14-Nov. 12 to double your impact!

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R.O.A.R. to Keep Homeless Kittens Healthy!

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Give to us through Global Giving from 10/14-11/12 and have double the impact for homeless kittens like Punkin!

Donate to us through Global Giving from Oct. 14-Nov. 12 and you’ll help twice as many homeless pets like Punkin (above).

For those 30 days, Animal Planet’s R.O.A.R. is matching donations to the Petfinder Foundation dollar-for-dollar (learn more about the campaign here). That’s good news for cats like Punkin, who was rescued by PAWS South Florida Rescue in Ft. Lauderdale. PAWS president Deborah Gagnon tells us how Punkin and other kittens found forever homes:

“Recently, it is been our pleasure to work with a homeless man who has set up his tent in a public park right down the street from one of the trailer parks that we are currently working. Back in the beginning of the year, one of the residents in a park told us about this gentleman who’d had incredible success working with feral cats in the park. They were helping him feed the cats, but obviously nobody was taking the time to get the cats sterilized.

“We met with this man, whom we have come to call Roo because he claims to be from Australia. (However, we really think he’s from New Jersey.) We have now been working with him and for the most part, the adult cats have come to like him and become friendly with him to the point where he can actually pick them up. This makes it very easy for us to take them in to get them sterilized. He also works with their litters and has become a very valuable socializer for the kittens. When the kittens are ready to be adopted, we take them into our care and they have proven to be some of the most gorgeous, adoptable kittens we have ever had.

“Sometimes, Roo can be a little too insistent when he wants us to come take the kittens, as he doesn’t quite appreciate our space limitations within our homes. But other than this one small obstacle which is very easy to step around, Roo has become one of the most unusual and productive volunteers our organization has ever had. We wish there was more we could do for him personally, but the man is really very happy living as he does. And now he has his own little family of cats who at least will not be giving him more babies.”

Punkin and many other cats at PAWS were helped by our Shot at Life vaccination grant program, supported by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., The Animal Rescue Site and GreaterGood.org.

Donate to us through Global Giving from Oct. 14-Nov. 12 to double your impact!

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R.O.A.R. to Comfort Frightened Shelter Dogs

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Give to us through Global Giving from 10/14-11/12 and have double the impact for homeless dogs like Petunia.

Our grant helped Saving Animals from Euthanasia (SAFE) in Tucson, Ariz.., comfort the frightened dogs in its care. And if you donate to us through Global Giving from Oct. 14-Nov. 12, you’ll help twice as many homeless pets like Petunia (above).

For those 30 days, Animal Planet’s R.O.A.R. is matching donations to the Petfinder Foundation dollar-for-dollar (learn more about the campaign here).

That means the world Petunia, who was helped by our ThunderShirt grant to SAFE. The 5-year-old spayed Xoloitzcuintli mix is able to stay calm at the group’s adoption events thanks to her Thundershirt, which applies gentle, calming pressure to her abdomen.

Donate to us through Global Giving from Oct. 14-Nov. 12 to double your impact!

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