Congratulations to the winner of our 10th grant!
We’ve received so many wonderful submissions for the Purina Veterinary Diets® Adopt-a-Pet.com $50,000 Veterinary Care Fund! We are so moved by the amazing lengths rescues and shelters go to give homeless pets a chance at getting healthy so they can be adopted – and think you will be too! So we’re sharing some of the submissions, and all of the recipients’ stories here on our Shelter Blog. Here’s how a $2,000 grant would (or, in the case of our recipients, WILL) change the life of a pet or pets in their care:
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Thank you for giving us the opportunity to apply for your Veterinary Care Grant.
We are a small No-kill Cat and Kitten Rescue Group (and some small dogs) in Pasco county Florida. We are trying to keep the rescue work going, but last 2 years have been very difficult as corporate donations have become very scarce, and personal donation are fewer than ever. The need for our services is greater than ever, we have never got as many phone calls (40-50 a day), and request for help with orphan kittens, abandoned cats, and animals in distress.
Few weeks ago we received a cat (Sheba, young Persian mix cat) with 5, two week old kittens. They were found by a dumpster, covered in fleas and in a very bad shape. We managed to bring them all to good health and will find them all good homes.
Little kitten called Red Robin was brought to us with a very bad eye infection, we medicated him and were able to save one eye, the other one had to be removed as it was totally destroyed by infection. Red Robin is a playful and otherwise healthy kitten and has found a good home.
Little dog called Rambo was brought to us after having serious injuries, it looked like he had been hit or kicked. One of his front legs was badly broken and the leg bone had penetrated his shoulder blade, and he had couple of broken ribs. His front leg had to be amputated by the shoulder. Two days later Rambo was hopping around and following us. Rambo turned out to be one of the sweetest dog we have ever come across. He is playful and spunky. Two months later we found him a good home. Rambo’s adopted parents rave about him and he is a happy camper in a good place now.
Recently we took in a pregnant mama cat (Charlotte), which had a litter of 4 kittens couple of days later. We noticed that Charlotte had a something hard under her skin behind her left ear, only to find out that it was a gun pellet lodged under her skin. The pellet was removed. All the kittens were healthy and both the kittens and Charlotte have found good homes now.
Grant like yours will allow us to take in more animals and give medical attention to animals like the ones we have mentioned above. We also take in quite a lot of mother cats with young litters, which need extended resources and time to bring to adoptable stage.
Thank you for the opportunity to apply for this grant, and for your consideration to animals in need.
To learn more about Purina’s support of animal welfare organizations around the U.S., and to see if you are eligible, visit www.purinashelterchampions.com