Success Stories

Here are some examples of how your donations are helping shelters and rescue groups, in the organizations’ own words.

Community Animal Welfare Society(CAWS): A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant
What was the money or product used for?

The product was used to vaccinate animals coming into our adoptions programs from local shelters.

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

The grant has benefited many animals by protecting them from communicable diseases and allowing them to safely attend adoption events and find new homes. From an organizational standpoint, the savings has allowed us to put the money usually spent on rescuing more sick animals and animals that have gotten URI's from being in the shelter environment.

How many pets did this grant help?

50 cats and 25 dogs.

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

Shiva was found abandoned behind a local pet store. On the surface, this may not seem unusual, but she was left in a plastic container on a hot summer's day, with her 6 babies. Shiva is only a baby herself, estimated at about 10 months old. Due to her condition, she was tested for FIV/FeLV, and vaccinated with vaccines used from the grant. After a hospital stay to monitor her condition, she is now in a loving foster home just waiting to be adopted.

Ulysses Animal Shelter: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant
What was the money or product used for?

We received vaccinations that were used to vaccinate older animals outside of our normal protocol.

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

Animals that normally would not have gotten a multi way parvo vaccination on intake were given a vaccination due to this grant donation. This helped with the health of not only the animals but as well as the over all health in the shelter. This also allowed animals that were transfered to rescue organizations to have a vaccination on board longer as well as saving the shelter money to be able to use on other health items for getting these animals placed.

How many pets did this grant help?

~ 23

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

Skywalker was a Husky that came into the shelter. Skywalker is a very friendly and playful guy. Huskies are hard to place in Western Kansas due to multiple reasons including the weather as well as lack of knowledge on the part of possible owners on the challenges that owning a husky has. Skywalker was accepted to a rescue out of Colorado. Thanks to having his vaccination already given we were able to get his additional vetting done and get him out of our shelter quicker and on to a rescue where he was adopted out in July. Below we have attached pictures of Skywalker at our shelter and a picture of him with part of his new family in Colorado.

PAWS Shelter and Humane Society: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant
What was the money or product used for?

Vaccinating stray kittens and puppies, cats and dogs dumped at shelter, cats and dogs who have been at the shelter over 1 year and to booster animals who we would normally not booster.

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

It made it possible for us to take in animals we normally would not have been able to afford to care for and provide booster vaccines for our general population that normally do not receive boosters.

How many pets did this grant help?

50 cats/kittens and 90 dogs

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

Bonnie & Clyde were left running around our parking lot at 3 weeks old. We took them in and got them into a loving foster home right away. Because of this generous grant we were to keep these kittens along with 21 other cats and kittens that were dumped at our shelter along with several puppies and adult dogs. Thank you Petfinder for helping us save even more lives!

Humane Society Pet Rescue and Adoption Center: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant
What was the money or product used for?

To Vaccinate our adoptable animals

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

It allowed us to use the money we normaly use to buy vaccination to go to other types of care for these animals.

How many pets did this grant help?

about 60

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

It helped several of our pets but one in particular was "Sister" she had to be treated for Heart Worm and had to have tumors removed and with the help of the vaccine grant we were able to get her treatment!

Pitter Patter Animal Rescue Inc.: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant
What was the money or product used for?

The vaccinations were used on the animals in this rescue.

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

This grant has helped the animals be vaccinated and has helped financially. This grant was so needed and so appreciated.

How many pets did this grant help?

50 plus

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

Dayday (first photo) was one of the many pups on death row, being only a few weeks old and in poor heath. Many do not receive vaccinations until they get into a rescue. He was full of worms and had no body weight to him. After several weeks, he was strong and well enough to receive his vaccinations. These vaccinations have helped these dogs from death row to a good start. The animals in this rescue so needed this grant to have a good start in life, and the rescue appreciates the vaccinations so very much. Thank you!!

Frisco Humane Society: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant
What was the money or product used for?

vaccinate cats in our foster homes

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

vaccinated 50 homeless cats - we appreciate the help!

How many pets did this grant help?

50

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

Sugarland is now living happy in her forever home.

Whisper - Not long ago I was rescued from a local kill shelter where I had come to understand that being at the top of the euthanasia list wasn't the highest honor a shelter resident could achieve! Thankfully, I am living in a my new family and having good food and a cozy bed.

Keegan - I'm loving life with my new friend in my new home.

Walter Croncat - Was rescued from a feral colony. He it totally awesome and reports he loves his new family.

Fairy Dogmother Rescue & Rehab, Inc.: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant
What was the money or product used for?

Vaccinations

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

Saved $$ on vet bills for vaccines and made vaccinations readily available without a vet visit.

How many pets did this grant help?

more than 50

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

Dana, Angel, Barney, Miah and many others received their vaccinations from the Shot at Life Vaccination Grant thereby freeing up funds that would normally pay for same.

San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant
What was the money or product used for?

intake vaccinations for dogs

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

It Allowed us to vaccinate all incoming dogs for distemper/parvo, rather than only those selected for adoption.

How many pets did this grant help?

225+

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

Miller, a male lab retriever/golden retriever mix, was brought in as a stray in February. He stay was longer due to several factors. First, he had to be treated for URI right after his stray hold, 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 was 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 URI quickly and remain very healthy the rest of his stay.

Mongomery Humane Society: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant
What was the money or product used for?

Vaccinating adoptable animals

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

Vaccinations have helped safe guard animals against infectious diseases.

How many pets did this grant help?

200

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

Thelma came to our shelter in very bad shape. She had obviously suffered several years of abuse and neglect. She and her puppy captured the hearts of out staff immediately. We vaccinated her and her pup immediately. The vaccines kept them both healthy. Thelma's puppy was adopted out immediately but Thelma had a long road ahead of her. After heartworm treatment and the amputation of her broken back leg she too has found her place in this world as a loving companion to a wonderful family. We are thankful that Thelma and her daughter were safe guarded against Parvo, distemper and kennel cough! We could not have saved them without you!

South Wood County Humane Society : A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant
What was the money or product used for?

The product was used to vaccinate our stray canine and feline population.

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

The grant allowed us to vaccinate animals and reserve our current supply for high volume intakes or special circumstances.

How many pets did this grant help?

The grant served 50 dogs and 50 cats.

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

Meet Tyson, the sweetest and most gentle dog. Tyson was surrendered to SWCHS because his owner could no longer care for him. He is four years old and neutered. Tyson is positive for Lymes Disease, which will need to be monitored by his new owner. Tyson is good with children but needs to be the only pet. Tyson is a gentle giant and loves to carry around his green squeaky toy.

Tyson required medical care when he arrived and was not current on vaccines. This grant helped Tyson receive an Adult 3 vaccination.