Here are some examples of how your donations are helping shelters and rescue groups, in the organizations’ own words.
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
We were able to save these 2 emaciated dogs that captured our hearts.
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.
The grant was used for the veterinary expenses for two of Golden Paw Society's rescues: Ambrose and Moose.
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!
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.
To take photographs of our available dogs
We have been able to take improved photos of our available dogs.
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.
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.
The product was used to vaccinate animals coming into our adoptions programs from local shelters.
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.
50 cats and 25 dogs.
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.
We received vaccinations that were used to vaccinate older animals outside of our normal protocol.
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.
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.
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.
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.
50 cats/kittens and 90 dogs
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!
To Vaccinate our adoptable animals
It allowed us to use the money we normaly use to buy vaccination to go to other types of care for these animals.
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!
The vaccinations were used on the animals in this rescue.
This grant has helped the animals be vaccinated and has helped financially. This grant was so needed and so appreciated.
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!!
vaccinate cats in our foster homes
vaccinated 50 homeless cats - we appreciate the help!
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.
Saved $$ on vet bills for vaccines and made vaccinations readily available without a vet visit.
more than 50
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.