Success Stories

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

Animal Aid for Vermilion Area: Shelter+ Challenge
What was the money or product used for?

We rescued 2 pit mixes from a shelter where they were going to be put down due to demodex mange. One required an emergency blood transfusion. Here is the link to their pics/story on our Facebook page: http://bit.ly/AAVpups

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

We were able to save these 2 emaciated dogs that captured our hearts.

How many pets did this grant help?

2

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

Bourbon and Bayou were rescued from St. Martin shelter moments before being euthanized. Bourbon was so emaciated and sick that he required an emergency blood transfusion. Because of winning this grant we were able to step up and help these babies have a better life.

Golden Paw Society: Shelter+ Challenge
What was the money or product used for?

The grant was used for the veterinary expenses for two of Golden Paw Society's rescues: Ambrose and Moose.

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

This grant not only directly provided the best possible care for two 'special needs' cats, but by bearing the burden of the unexpected expenses, GPS was able to continue on to rescue 14 more cats from municipal shelters that same month!

How many pets did this grant help?

2

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

Ambrose is an 11 year old cat with diabetes, rescued from 'death row' in a municipal shelter. His insulin and syringes cost us hundreds of dollars monthly. The grant helped us cover the cost of Ambrose's medical supplies for one month and keep his diabetes regulated.
Moose is a 6 year old cat who was rescued from a municipal shelter and found to have a severe case of Stomatitis, which is a condition of the gums that requires extensive dental surgery. The Shelter+Challenge grant to Golden Paw Society made it possible for GPS to afford the costly surgery to free Moose of his pain and remove all of his teeth, effectively curing his Stomatitis.

Vegas Shepherd Rescue: One Picture Saves a Life
What was the money or product used for?

To take photographs of our available dogs

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

We have been able to take improved photos of our available dogs.

How many pets did this grant help?

So far, we can confirmed that one family adopted one of our dogs based on his photo. They drove down from Reno just for him.

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

Chance was a senior shepherd that was surrendered to the kill shelter. We saved him from possible death, and gave him the dental work he needed. He was severely depressed and constantly looking for his family. A family in Reno saw his photo and fell in love instantly. Age was not a factor. They couldn't get through our adoption process fast enough and once they were approved, rushed to Vegas with their other dog to meet him. Everyone hit it off and Chance came out of his shell for them.

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.