2015 Grant Recipient: Friends for Life Animal Rescue

Posted by Jennifer on July 31st, 2015


Adopt-a-Pet.com’s mission (and passion!) is to help homeless pets find loving homes. Thanks to our corporate sponsors and individual donors, one way we help animal shelters and rescues in their amazing pet-saving work is with grants for veterinary costs, so pets in their care can get the veterinary care they need to become healthy and adoptable – and then Adopt-a-Pet.com can help them find loving homes!

Congratulations to Friends for Life Animal Rescue! they are a $1,000 grant recipient from the 2015 Adopt-a-Pet.com Veterinary Care Fund. We are so moved by the amazing lengths shelters and rescues go to give homeless pets a chance at getting healthy so they can be adopted. Below is their grant application detailing how this grant  will change the life of a pet or pets in their care. Photos at the end!

Friends for Life Animal Rescue
Gilbert, AZ


Describe how a $500, $1,000 and/or $2,000 Veterinary Care Fund grant will change the life of a pet or pets in your care.

Recently we have had what we consider an “epidemic” of dogs and cats needing extensive dentals – cleaning, extractions, etc. In addition, in the last 3-4 months we’ve had 4 dogs and 1 cat who have had extensive surgery for repair of hips (and one leg amputation – Mimi – see #7 below). We will continue to do these surgeries as needed, but would love additional funds to help offset these unplanned costs.

Attach one or more photos of the pet(s) who will benefit from the grant, and/or photos and stories of pet(s) who benefitted from veterinary care provided by your organization in the past. We love before and after photos!

Mimi is a 2 year old Malti-poo who was found as a stray in our community. She wasn’t using her front leg, so we got her to our vet, and xrays revealed a metal plate from a previous surgery (see photos!). Clearly the bone beneath the plate didn’t heal correctly. The specialist we saw recommended amputation as the best fix for her (she wasn’t using the leg anyway). This week marks a big week for Mimi – she went up for adoption as of yesterday, and already has inquiries! She’s a doll, doing great in a foster home, loves to play and loves other dogs and people, and we are so glad we were able to help this little girl. I’ve attached 2 xray photos, 1 of her on her way to her appointment (kind of a before), and a few of her official shelter photos!

If Adopt-a-Pet.com has helped your organization, tell us how.

We track the inquiries we get, and hands-down Adopt-a-Pet.com wins by a 5-1 margin over any other website. We also embedded our Adopt-a-Pet.com pet listings pages onto our website, so that whenever we update our dogs / cats on your site, they automatically change on our website – this has saved our volunteers who manage the websites countless hours of redundant work! Many of the inquiries turn into adoptions – either for the dog that the family inquired about, or someone else they meet when they come to our facility – you have helped us get our dogs and cats into loving forever homes, and therefore also make room for us to take in another homeless dog or cat. Whatever YOU are doing, keep up the good work!  You’re helping us get dogs and cats adopted and make room to save more lives!

I’m excited to submit this information to you and hope we get lucky and get picked!  Please let me know if there is anything else you need, and thank you for helping to support us.


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