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R.O.A.R. to Vaccinate Mother Cats and Their Kittens

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Give to us through Global Giving from 10/14-11/12 and have double the impact for homeless mother cats like Tina and her kittens

Give to us through Global Giving through Nov. 12 and have double the impact for homeless mother cats like Tina and her kittens.

When you donate to us through Global Giving through Nov. 12, you’ll help vaccinate twice as many mother cats and kittens like Tina, Theodore and Talia (pictured) so they can stay healthy while they wait to be adopted.

Through Nov. 12, 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 your gift will have double the impact for homeless pets like Tina, who was pregnant when the Animal Care Society of Louisville, Ky., took her in.

Fundraising and Events Coordinator Virginia Hottinger tells how our vaccination grant helped:

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Thaddeus

“Since receiving this generous grant, we have adopted out 24 cats and kittens. We also brought in a very pregnant cat whom we named Tina. The same day that Tina came in to the shelter, she went home with one of our wonderful fosters. Two days later, Tina gave birth to a large litter of eight kittens. There are four boys and four girls, named: Tulip, Telulah, Talia, Tilly, Theodore, Thaddeus, Thatcher and Thayer.

“Because we had your grant of FVRCP vaccinations, Tina has received both of her FVRCP shots, has been spayed, and is now living comfortably at the shelter until she goes to her furever home. She actually has an approved application on her, but because we don’t adopt out black cats in October (because of Halloween), she will go home on Nov. 1.

“Tina’s kittens have received all three FVRCP shots and are at the shelter ready for adoption. They are happy, playful, healthy kittens ready to find their furever homes. Thatcher has an application on him and he will hopefully be going home soon.

“We genuinely appreciate the gift of this grant and for everything the Petfinder Foundation does for the animal community. Thank you.”

Tina and her kittens have been helped by our A Shot at Life vaccination grant program, supported by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., The Animal Rescue Site, GreaterGood.org and your generous donations.

Donate to us through Global Giving through Nov. 12 to double your impact!

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R.O.A.R. to Take In Stray Senior Dogs and Find Them Homes

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

Give to us through Global Giving through Nov. 12 and have double the impact for homeless dogs like Leda.

Our grant helped Texas Best Choices Animal Rescue in Quinlan, Tex., take in Leda (pictured), a shy senior stray dog, and find her the perfect loving home. And if you donate to us through Global Giving through Nov. 12, you’ll help twice as many homeless pets like her.

Leda with her new family

Leda with her new family

Through Nov. 12, 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 your gift will help make happy endings for twice as many dogs like Leda. Co-founder Karen Cadis tells us how our vaccination grant helped 46 puppies and dogs being cared for by the organization, including Leda:

“Leda was rescued from a park after over a year of feeding her and befriending her. She had likely not been vaccinated ever or in a long time. We were able to save her life and find her a forever home! See her forever family in the picture…she is smiling from ear to ear.

“Thank you Petfinder Foundation for helping us save more lives! WE LOVE PETFINDER!”

Leda and many other pets across the United States have been helped by our A Shot at Life vaccination grant program, supported by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., The Animal Rescue Site, GreaterGood.org and your generous donations.

Donate to us through Global Giving through Nov. 12 to double your impact!

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R.O.A.R. to Help Adoptable Kittens Find Loving Homes

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Give to us through Global Giving through Nov. 12 and have double the impact for homeless kittens like Pebbles.

Our grant helped Lollypop Farm in Rochester, N.Y., find a loving family for Pebbles (pictured) after she was born to a stray mother cat. And if you donate to us through Global Giving through Nov. 12, you’ll help twice as many homeless pets like her.

Through Nov. 12, 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 your donation will help twice as many adoptable cats and kittens find forever homes. Director of Development Jennifer Gibson tells us how our vaccination grant made a difference for 150 cats at the organization, including Pebbles:

“Pebbles found a wonderful new home with Michelle, and has a new human brother Sammy! Little Pebbles was actually born here at the shelter to a kitty who had been found as a stray. Thanks in part to this generous grant, mom was vaccinated against feline distemper and her kittens were born healthy. Pebbles spent some time in foster care growing up, but she recently returned to the shelter, ready to find a home.

Our grant helped Moose find a home with Kelly.

Our grant helped Moose find a home with Kelly.

“When Sammy and Michelle came to the shelter today, it was love at first sight when they saw Pebbles. They could not wait to get their newest family member home, and thanks to the care Pebbles received while at Lollypop Farm, including FVRCP vaccines from the Shot At Life grant, they were confident that they were taking home a healthy kitten.”

Shelter Manager Erin Sandle adds: “We are so grateful for the Shot at Life vaccination grant given to us by the Petfinder Foundation. With the FVRCP vaccinations that we received, we were able to confidently adopt healthy cats into wonderful new homes, knowing that they were protected against viruses such as feline distemper.”

Pebbles, Moose (above) and many other cats across the United States have been helped by our A Shot at Life vaccination grant program, supported by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., The Animal Rescue Site, GreaterGood.org and your generous donations.

Donate to us through Global Giving through Nov. 12 to double your impact!

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R.O.A.R. to Keep Mother Cats Healthy While They Wait

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

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

Donate to us through Global Giving from Oct. 14-Nov. 12 and you’ll help protect twice as many mother cats like Candy Cane (above) from disease while they wait to be adopted long after their kittens are gone.

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 twice the number of cats like Candy Cane, who was taken in by Richardson Rescue in York, S.C., stay healthy and find homes.

President Janet Richardson tells us how our vaccination grant has helped the group care for 48 cats:

Our grant helped Chino.

Our grant helped Chino.

“We have cats that stay here (very slow to adopt) that have their very own area, in our barn, to play in. They are all sweet and are mostly left over mommies that we spayed and just have a good life while they wait.

“The grant also helped with cats that went out a little easier. Every time we save money on anything, it means we are able to save more and provide more. The Petfinder Foundation is always there to make life just that much easier for us.”

Candy Cane, Chino (above) and many other cats across the United States 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 Protect Shelter Dogs from Distemper and Parvo

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

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

Our grant helped San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter in San Marcos, Tex., vaccinate Miller (above) against common shelter diseases while he patiently waited to be adopted. 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). That means twice as many shelter dogs can be protected against disease. Shelter Supervisor Kara Montiel says our grant allowed the organization to vaccinate all incoming dogs against distemper and parvo, not just those who’d been picked to be adopted.

Montiel says the grant helped more than 225 dogs, including Miller, a staff and volunteer favorite:

“Miller, a male Lab Retriever/Golden Retriever mix, was brought in as a stray in February. His stay was long due to several factors. First, he had to be treated for an upper-respiratory infection right after his stray hold ended, then he went up for adoption.

“Miller was on hold for a week for a rescue and awaiting transport out of state, then that fell through. He went back up for adoption and for a long time did not receive any interest from the public. Finally, we had a prospective adopter coming in to potentially adopt him when a visitor was accidentally scratched by him and he had to be quarantined for 10 days.

“Miller came back up for adoption and was getting depressed. Finally, just a couple of weeks ago, he got adopted and went home to a large ranch and other dogs to play with — which he absolutely loves! Miller had a happy ending and the shelter staff were so happy for him — he was everyone’s favorite and was loved dearly. Miller’s vaccination, provided by this grant, probably helped him to recover from his upper-respiratory infection quickly and remain very healthy the rest of his stay.”

Miller and many other dogs across the United States 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 Protect Adult Cats from FeLV

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

You’ll help vaccinate twice as many homeless pets like Big Ben (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). That means twice as many groups like South Pacific County Humane Society in Long Beach, Wash., can vaccinate adult cats against diseases like FeLV. Executive Director Jeannette Sterling tells us how our vaccination grant helped 80 of the group’s temporary residents, including Big Ben:

“This grant saved us dollars on the purchase of needed vaccines. By saving those funds, we were able to stretch our medical dollars for the year and do some badly needed dentals on several of the animals that came into our care. This grant also allowed us to vaccinate all of the adult cats in our facility against feline leukemia [FeLV], something we usually only do for our kittens.

“Big Ben is a shorthaired 4-year-old neutered male white-and-grey cat who lives in our cat community room, the Playroom. Ben is the kitty greeter and caretaker. As new cats are introduced into the playroom, Ben makes sure he is the first cat to greet them. His sweet demeanor and confidence make the new cats feel welcome. He never shows them anything but kindness. He cares for the younger cats, following them around and encouraging them to play with him. In the afternoons he can be found sleeping on a large dog bed surrounded by several cat friends, all of whom are snuggled up with Ben.

Ben has found a family.

Ben has found a family.

“Ben may not be our prettiest cat, but he is for sure our most caring cat! Big Ben received his feline leukemia vaccination thanks to a Petfinder Foundation Shot At Life vaccination grant.”

(Update: Big Ben has been adopted!)

Ben and many other cats at South Pacific County Humane Society were 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 Protect Mother Cats from Disease

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

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

Donate to us through Global Giving from Oct. 14-Nov. 12 and you’ll help twice as many homeless mother cats like Tiger Bella (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 cats like Tiger Bella, who was rescued by Tri-County Humane Society in St. Cloud, Minn., can stay healthy while they wait for their forever homes.

Manager of Fund Development Marit Ortega tells us how our vaccination grant helped to keep Tiger Bella and Abby, another adult cat, healthy at the shelter:

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Abby

“Tiger Bella arrived at our shelter with a litter of five¬† kittens on Aug. 11. The litter had been unplanned, and her previous owner decided they had too many animals and opted to surrender the entire litter along with Tiger Bella. She had no history of veterinary care, so we vaccinated her upon arrival, and then, on Sept. 19 — the day of her adoption! — she was re-boostered courtesy of one of the vaccines received from your grant.

“Abby arrived at our shelter with two other adult cats on Sept. 7 because her previous owner was experiencing health problems and could no longer care for them. She was vaccinated courtesy of one of the vaccines received from your grant on Sept. 12. Two weeks later, on Sept. 25, she found her forever home!

“We sincerely appreciate the help in keeping our shelter animals healthy! Thank you, once again!”

Tiger Bella, Abby and many other cats at Tri-County  Humane Society 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 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 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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Litter of Puppies Was Thrown Over Shelter Fence

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These pups and their littermates were thrown over the fence of a Texas shelter.

We received this grant report from Kay Hill at Humane Society of Harrison County in Marshall, TX. The shelter was a recipient of one of our Shot at Life vaccination grants.

“We have used the donated vaccine to vaccinate all dogs and cats that have been surrendered for adoption at our facility. Adoptions go through periods where some of the pets that we take in from their owners are harder to place than others. When we take in these pets, they get an initial vaccination and we hope that they are adopted out before the next set of shots are due. Sometimes that doesn’t happen.

“On April 4, 2013, we arrived at work to find a litter of Border Collie mix puppies that had been thrown over the fence. The pups were evaluated and put through the pre-adoption work-up. All received their first vaccinations and wormings. Several of the pups went really fast. Two pups stayed in the kennel until July 3. They have received a series of four vaccinations that they normally wouldn’t have received due to us having the free vaccine. We feel they are fully covered now that they are in their new home.”

If you are with a Petfinder shelter or rescue group and would like to apply for a vaccination grant, click here.

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