Success Stories

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

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

Cat and dog vaccinations in the shelter environment

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

This grant saved us dollars on the purchase of needed vaccines. By saving those dollars on vaccines 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 faciility against feline lukemia, something that we usually only do for our kittens.

How many pets did this grant help?

80

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

Big Ben. Big Ben is a shorthaired four year old neutered male white and grey male cat that lives in our cat community room, the Playroom. Ben is the kitty greeter and caretaker. As the 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 caretakes 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 may not be our prettiest cat but he is for sure our most caring cat! Big Ben received his Feline Lukemia vaccination thanks to a Petfinder Shot At Life Vaccination Grant.

Humane Society of Tampa Bay: Pedigree Operational Grant
What was the money or product used for?

To purchase Pedigree puppy food for our shelter animals.

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

This grant helped us feed puppies that were transferred to our shelter until they were spayed/neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and adopted into new homes

How many pets did this grant help?

200 puppies

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

We regularly transfer puppies from North Florida, Southern Mississippi and Dothan, Alabama where they would otherwise be euthanized. Volunteers drive van loads of puppies to Tampa, FL where we are able to place them in new homes. Because the aggressive Spay/Neuter program in our community, we don't have as many puppies, so we are able to save lives through relocation. Below are some photos of the pups.

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

Bordatella Intranasal used to vaccinate our dogs on intake to help prevent kennel cough.

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

By enabling us to give Bordatella at intake it greatly helps reduce the incidence of Kennel Cough in our dogs.

How many pets did this grant help?

200 since Bordatella is a one-time vaccination for our shelter dogs.

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

'Adorable' (Black & White female pup) and her brother, 'Imp' (Brindle and White) were two pups that came to us as so many do this time of year. With our ability to vaccinate them on intake we were able to keep them healthy and find them loving homes in very short order so they didn't have to spend a long time with us in our kennels. Both dogs are doing exceedingly well in their adoptive homes and their families are not only thrilled with their pups but happy with our shelter for adopting out healthy and loving pets.

Humane Society of Baltimore County: Grant Opportunities from the Petfinder Foundation
What was the money or product used for?

The grant from the PetFinder Foundation was used to support daily operations at the Baltimore Humane Society's no-kill animal shelter. Currently, the shelter is providing temporary shelter, food, medical care, and behavioral training to nearly 150 unwanted, abandoned, abused, and neglected dogs, cats, and other small companion animals.

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

This grant was used to support the Baltimore Humane Society's mission to find loving forever homes for animals in the shelter's care. This mission is accomplished through adoption events, promotion on the BHS website and services like PetFinder, and publicity through local media outlets.

How many pets did this grant help?

150

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

Lacey was a high energy pit-mix who came to BHS after having to be surrendered by her owner. As a special needs dog --in her case, deaf--finding a true forever home was a difficult proposition, but because of the grant from PetFinder Foundation and the Baltimore Humane Society's no-kill philosophy, Lacey found her happy ever after! A photo is included of her new family.

ROYAL POTCAKE RESCUE: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant
What was the money or product used for?

TO VACCINATE RESCUED DOGS/PUPPIES

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

WE WERE ABLE TO VACCINATE DOGS/PUPPIES TO KEEP THEM HEALTHY

How many pets did this grant help?

50

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

WE WERE ALERTED TO A HOARDING SITUATION IN A NEARBY COUNTY, WHERE 40+ CHIHUAHUAS WERE SEIZED BY THE LOCAL ANIMAL CONTROL. WE WENT TO THE COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL AND PULLED 11 OF THE CHIHUAHUAS, RANGING IN AGE FROM 3 WEEKS TO 5 YEARS. MANY OF THE DOGS WERE DEEMED UNADOPTABLE DUE TO AGGRESSION, BUT WE REALIZED THEY WERE AFRAID IN THE CAGES AT ANIMAL CONTROL, AND WE RESCUED SEVERAL OF THE "SEVERE AGGRESSION" CASES. ALL THE CHIHUAHUAS WERE VACCINATED THROUGH THIS GRANT, AND WE ALSO SPAYED/NEUTERED THEM (EXCEPT FOR THE NURSING MOMMA AND TWO PUPPIES). FIVE OF THE CHIHUAHUAS HAVE BEEN ADOPTED SO FAR. WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE VACCINATION GRANT TO ENABLE US TO SAVE SO MANY OF THE CHIHUAHUAS. I HAVE INCLUDED PICTURES OF SOME OF THE CHIHUAHUAS STILL AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION.

Warm Fuzzies Animal Rescue Inc: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant
What was the money or product used for?

To vaccinate 8 week old kittens that came in as a litter found in a shed in the country and on a new little "Chi-Pin" dog that is being fostered that the family had to surrender due to finances.

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

It helped save the rescue money not having to buy the vaccines and it is a quality product.

How many pets did this grant help?

5 so far (we had to finish stock before starting these)

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

These little babies were just a week old when a family found the Mom (a tame cat) and babies trying to survive in an old shed in a rural area. The family was concerned as there were foxes and coyotes in the area. They brought them to Warm Fuzzies Animal Rescue Inc. so they could be properly cared for and fostered until ready to adopt out to good homes. The kittens have started on vaccinations (thanks to Petfinder Foundation grants) so they will be protected from diseases. The cute babies, three boys and one girl, Marcus, Marty, Mickey and Mandy are now waiting for good adoptive homes. Thank you!

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

Vaccinating the shelter pets (dog/cats).

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

It helped to keep our shelter pets healthy. With healthier animals for adoption, more of our pets were able to find their forever homes.

How many pets did this grant help?

As of right now the grant has helped over 50 shelter dogs and cats.

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

Thanks to the grant Mr. Peabody stayed healthy and was adopted by a loving family. We also had a pregnant mama Chihuahua mix, Stormy, surrendered to us. She and her babies are all doing so well, and should be available for adoption soon. Since it is baby season we have been inundated with kittens. All of our kittens have been able to stay healthy and get adopted thanks to the wonderful grant we received! Thank you so much!

Louisiana Boxer Rescue : Shelter+ Challenge
What was the money or product used for?

Medical bills, especially timely for two dogs who came to us who had been attacked by other dogs.

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

We were able to pay our vet for necessary immediate medical attention for two Boxers with severe dog bite wounds, requiring laser surgery and a long stay at the vet clinic.

How many pets did this grant help?

2

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

Moe and Violet were taken to a clinic in Lake Charles after having been attacked by other dogs. Their owner could not afford vet care and relinquished the dogs to us. They received the immediate care they needed and we were able to pay for 80 percent of the cost with our Petfinder Foundation grant.

Misfits, Mutts and Meows, Inc. in Oklahoma: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant
What was the money or product used for?

Vaccines were used for new intakes and to update current residents of the rescue.

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

This grant allowed us to provide vaccinations in a timely manner and saved the rescue medical funds to be used for other needed procedures. The vaccinations help ensure the health and well being of all the animals in our care.

How many pets did this grant help?

So far we have vaccinated and boostered about 20 dogs and 8 cats

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

We received a call about a litter of puppies that had been dumped in their carrier in the country. They were starved and not in the greatest of shape. We took them in and provided medical care as needed. The grant vaccinations were used to continue ensuring their health. The kids needed lots of love and care to get them health and bring them out of their shells to be ready for adoption.

West Michigan Critter Haven: Shelter+ Challenge
What was the money or product used for?

We used the $500 to pay for medical expenses for three of our rabbits. The rabbits needed different things such as: mite treatment, blood work labs, respiratory problems and spays/neuters.

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

This greatly helped the pets in our care by enabling us to bring them to a rabbit-savvy vet for medical care and treatment. We are a small rescue and vet bills add up very quickly.

How many pets did this grant help?

Three or more since the treatment of these pets made them adoptable so they can go to a loving home and we can take in others!

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

Izzy, a black and white spotted rabbit, was helped greatly. The money paid for her lab work and antibiotic. Also, our bunny Lucy was treated for mites. Because of the prize these bunnies got medical care.