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 Companion Animal Alliance! they are a $2,000 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.
Companion Animal Alliance
Baton Rouge, LA
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.
We are the only open admission shelter in our parish of 444,000 people. Our intake is 8,000/year and 28% of our adult dogs come in heartworm positive. This not only makes them hard to adopt but also not eligible for transport. We receive donations that cover the pre-treatment of heartworms with a 30 day treatment of doxycycline, but do not have the funds to complete the treatment. I am requesting funding of $2000 to help us save these lives. These are awesome dogs, pass all of our temperament tests, cat friendly, great with kids, other dogs etc. and would make wonderful additions to any family but adopters are leery because of the costs of heartworm treatment.
The funding would cover 6 months of Advantage Multi for dogs being adopted on site or 2 doses of immiticide to make them eligible for transport. If necessary we will cover costs of third dose of immiticide. This grant would enable us to save the lives of 30 dogs this year alone.
Buddy- Buddy is friendly, housebroken, loves kids, other dogs and cats, and is playful and loving. He is smear positive for heartworms. This grant would help him find his forever home.
Brody- Brody is an 8 year old Chow mix. He was owner surrendered after living in a home for his whole life because his owner took a job offshore and nobody else wanted him. He is housetrained, knows commands, and good with people and cats. Brody is a heartworm positive senior. While he is one handsome guy both his age and his hw status scare people off. If we can treat his heartworms he would be able to spend his golden years in his forever home.
Astro- Astro came in as a stray in early June. He is a 1 1/2 year old terrier mix and is an extremely friendly and happy guy but unfortunately is now a lonely heart, one of the 5 dogs that have been in the shelter the longest. We believe that his heartworms are one of the major reasons he has not found his forever home.
Azalea- Azalea is a 1 1/2 year old German Shepard mix that was brought to the shelter because she was too active. Unfortunately, for Azalea, while she may be a staff favorite she is a black dog that is heartworm positive, 2 major strikes against her. With treating her heartworms she would be a great jogging and running partner, however her heartworms hinder her.
And the list goes on and on.. Please let me know if you need any additional information.
Thank you for your consideration of the animals of CAA in your grant process. Here are three more stories of animals we could save with just a little help.
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