What’s New at Adopt-a-Pet.com February 2016

Posted by Jennifer on February 8th, 2016
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  • Adopt-a-Pet.com Veterinary Care Fund Final Recipients
  • New partners coming soon: Petstablished and Joyful Pets
  • Purina Shelter Champions: Because You Do So Much For Pets



Adopt-a-Pet.com Veterinary Care Fund Final Recipients

The final recipients of grants from the 2015 Adopt-a-Pet.com Veterinary Care Fund have been selected! Our grant committee is so humbled by the many, many wonderful applications with heartbreaking and uplifting stories of how a Veterinary Care Fund grant would help homeless pets get the veterinary care they need to go from homeless to adopted. A sincere thank you to everyone who took the time to send in an application. We are hopeful that, thanks to our sponsors and donors, we will have more grant opportunities available coming soon! For now, all our grant programs are closed. So without further ado, we present the final recipients of the grants from the 2015 Adopt-a-Pet.com Veterinary Care Fund…


Grant recipient: Wave Animal Rescue

“We pull cats and kittens from high kill shelters in our local area as well as 2 rural KY shelters. Veterinary bills are our number one expense. Gimpy: One pound of purr and determination. When he came to Wave he had a broken leg. The first vet believed a cast would do the trick. A couple of days later, it was determined that the leg could not be saved. He was such a good patient, one of the vets offered to foster Gimpy while he is recovering.”


Grant recipient: The REAL Bark

A Veterinary Care Fund grant would go a towards the care of little Ethyn, our most recent rescue, found near Boyle Heights suffering from chemical burns to his body and face. He is receiving the best veterinary care to bring him back to health so that he can be placed in the perfect home where he will be loved and treasured. Adopt-a-Pet.com helps us to place about 50% of our rescues, so it’s an invaluable resource that we are very grateful for.”


Grant Recipient: Claws & Paws Animal Adoption Center

“Any amount of grant would help us get our dogs spayed or neutered before they leave the shelter. Right now we have anywhere to 20 to 32 dogs and around 10 cats. Some of them are fixed and some are not. We have been lucky not to have any sick animals that need a vet care but who’s to say this all could change by tomorrow. Our focus is to get everyone fixed and ready to find their forever homes.”


Grant Recipient: From the Heart Rescue

“We are seeking a veterinary grant to assist mobility-challenged dogs in our rescue. Among the type of dogs we handle are the mobility-challenged. In fact, we are the only group to take such dogs and provide them with the ability to run and play through supportive devices — dogs like Scooter, Winter, Remington, Chia and Georgie.”


Grant Recipient: Seminole County Animal Services
“A Veterinary Care Fund Grant in any amount $500-$2,000 would change the lives of several pets in our care. Adopt-a-Pet has helped our organization by being an awesome tool to help people view and get to know our adoptable pets. We get dozens of calls a week from people asking about the pets they have seen on the Adopt-a-Pet site. Also the notifications people get when looking for a specific breed is fantastic. This gives people a heads up when just the pet they have been searching for becomes available. I can’t even begin to count the number of wonderful pets we have adopted out thanks to the Adopt-a-Pet site. Also the “We have found you a volunteer” emails we receive has resulted in numerous volunteers for our shelter that may not have ever come our way had it not been for the Adopt-a-Pet site.”




New partners coming soon: Petstablished and Joyful Pets

We’re always looking for ways to get your pets seen by more potential adopters, and here’s two new ones! Joyful Pets is an all-in-one pet adoption and pet care resource to help pet parents find, adopt and care for their new furry friend. Petstablished’s aim is to help animal welfare organizations connect pets with their future families with a simple, clean data management system that is easy to use, and by fusing time-saving technology into the adoption process. Both are very excited to be promoting your pets for adoption and helping them find deserving homes, and we’re excited to give your pets that opportunity too!
As always, you control if we share your pets on partner websites from your “My Shelter/Rescue Info” page https://www.adoptapet.com/cgi-bin/shelter/shelter.cgi/shelter_edit_form. Just uncheck the box next to the partner name, and click the update button at the bottom of the page. If you have multiple locations and accounts, you’ll need to make changes to each account.



Purina Shelter Champions: Because You Do So Much For Pets

Purina is doing something for you. As a shelter professional, you are now eligible to receive discounted Purina Pro Plan® and Purina Veterinary diets® delivered directly to your home via Purina for Professionals. Learn more about the program and apply here: https://www.purinashelterchampions.com/our-programs/purina-for-professionals

Thank You

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