Success Stories

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

Pearl River County SPCA: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant
What was the money or product used for?

We had $1000 for vaccines which we used mostly on shelter animals going up for adoption. (We also vaccinate on entry but used this grant for the booster shot)

We also received short dated vaccines which we used in our first ever Wellness Clinic for the publc.

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

Having the money for the shelter animal shots (cat and dog) allowed us to use our other funds to treat more of our sick animals and get them on the adoption floor. We would not have been able to do this otherwise.

The short dated vaccines gave us the extra boost to actually do the Wellness Clinic we had been talking about for a while.

How many pets did this grant help?

Shelter animals received about 400 vaccinations and we vaccinated over 200 at our Wellness Clinic

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

Trouble came in with 3 pups on a Thursday and they all got 5 way and bordetella vaccines that day from the grant money we received. Early Friday, we noticed Trouble had an issue with sores on her underside. A trip to the vet showed that she had mastitis and would need 2 weeks of antibiotic. (We could afford this because of the Vaccine Grant) On Saturday a lovely couple came in and fell in love. We let her go home that day with meds on a “foster to adopt” plan. She would get spayed when she was well and the adoption would be finalized. We received the following email the next day:

Ms. Judy,

I wanted to take the time to let you know that we appreciate the opportunity to foster and adopt Trouble from the shelter. Since yesterday we have found her to be no less than a pleasure. She rides very well and obeys many commands. We have also discovered that she will play fetch with some toys on occasion but I am sure in time and with more attention she will be playing it regularly as we all enjoy playing with her. She gave no resistance to a bath and we really think that she is absolutely house broken. She sat at my husband’s chair and barked twice and then went and sat at the door. He took her out she did her business and that has so far been the only noise she made other than when we put her in the laundry room last night to sleep she was not thrilled to be alone so we let her out and nothing was messed up or chewed up in the house this morning and for zero signs of an accident. Actually I got up to make coffee and couldn’t find her and when I did find her she was in a queen size bed with my 19 year old son. He instantly fell in love with her when he saw her and had to take her for a ride to show her off to his friends. Our 2 yr old grandson can hug on her and kiss on her to no end and she just takes his attention in stride and returns his kisses. She takes her medications with no issues appears to have a healthy appetite we did replace the hose clamp holding her tag with an appropriate key ring. We were able to find an appropriate leash 6' at Tractor Supply as well as a high protein food and they told us the store is pet friendly and that we could bring her in anytime. So when she is healed we will be taking her for regular visits when she needs to shop a girls gotta shop you know... As soon as things are less hectic I will email pictures of her and her new home and family. This being the weekend we are busy and have company coming today but on Monday I will return her leash. at the moment she is sleeping at my husbands feet and he has discovered she snores which will be no issue the 19 yr old does as well.

Thanks so much

Connie and Michael Hinman

(Her picture from her ride home is included below)

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

Product -- vaccinations

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

This grant was such a blessing. The pets in the care of Pitter Patter Animal Rescue -- dogs and cats -- received vaccinations. They and we all appreciated this so very much.

How many pets did this grant help?

This grants assisted all the pets in this rescue.

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

These vaccinations were so very much appreciated and needed. Each dog and/or cat did benefit from this. It is so important for them and is so needed to receive vaccinations. This is a foster-based rescue and all animals are in foster homes. Thank you so much from all of the pitter-patter paws at Pitter Patter Animal Rescue.

Lost Paws Rescue of Texas: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant
What was the money or product used for?

The shots were used to vaccinate cats that were rescued from local shelters. We spay/neuter and provide all the vaccinations prior to adoption.

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

The cat vaccinations we recieved allowed us to use the funds we usually alocate to vaccinations to additional medical expenses, such surgeries.

How many pets did this grant help?

25 cats were vaccinated

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

BB King was a rescue kitten from one of our local shelters. He was very timid and was very small for his age. We were able to rescue him and provide the needed vaccinations to help him build his immune system and become a healthy kitten for adoption.

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!