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Staff members from Ponca City Humane Society in Oklahoma have saved a stray Catahoula mix named Roxy and her puppies, thanks to an Orvis grant from the Petfinder Foundation. We received this grant report from Executive Director Patricia Amador: “We were contacted back in the beginning of March of this …

When Tippy the Maltese/Poodle mix was thrown over a 6-foot-high shelter fence onto concrete, an Orvis grant from the Petfinder Foundation arrived right in time for k9.5 Rescue of Greenville, S.C., to save her life. “She was literally on the verge of death, with a heart rate of 36,” k9.5 …

When Utah Animal Adoption Center in Salt Lake City saved a very pregnant Pit Bull from abuse, a Petfinder Foundation grant from Orvis helped pay for the mother’s and her seven puppies’ medical care. “Sunny was extremely malnourished,” Resource Development Director Samantha Johnson tells us. “You could see her ribs.” …

Ten patiently waiting pooches from the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region — including a pair of bonded Rat Terriers — have been adopted thanks to a grant Orvis and the Petfinder Foundation awarded to the Colorado Springs group. “This grant enabled us to waive adoption fees for ten …

When Greater Charlotte SPCA took in a starving, stray Pit Bull named Adele who was covered in bite wounds, Orvis‘ matching donation program to the Petfinder Foundation helped the group save her life. And for the second year in a row, Orvis is matching donations to the Petfinder Foundation dollar-for-dollar …

The Petfinder Foundation‘s Summer Cooling Grant is helping dogs at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona in Tucson keep cool via new sun shades, turf and misters in its visiting yard! Shelter PR Coordinator Sara Gromley tells us: “Here are some photos of our new area we spruced up thanks …

Peg Zappen from Coulee Region Humane Society in Onalaska, Wis., tells us how their Orvis grant from the Petfinder Foundation helped them find homes for five special-needs dogs: “Several dogs with special needs got boosts toward adoptability. We used grant funds for extra veterinary care that removed obstacles to adoption …

You can help us save more pets like Percy and Sport: Donate to the Petfinder Foundation today and Animal Planet will DOUBLE your gift! Thanks to our partnership with Blue Sky Soda, we were able to give grants to shelters including the Marin Humane Society (MHS) in Novato, CA. MHS …

The Humane Society of West Michigan has wonderful, long, spacious dog runs. However, the runs were filled with pea gravel that was burning the dogs’ paw pads when it got hot outside. Our Rescue U volunteers fixed that. We took out five tons of gravel and leveled out the runs …

Want to help more dogs like this one find forever homes? Help us raise $50,000 for shelter pets, $5 at a time. We have just a few days left to meet our goal — give just $5 today! Munch came in to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Care & Control in Charlotte, NC, …

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