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Category Archives: Grants that changed lives

One of the most exciting grants that I administered this year was a transport grant from BISSELL. Ten rural shelters received $3,000 each to transport pets to less-crowded regions where they stood a better chance of being adopted. In the process, the shelters built lasting relationships with the transport groups — meaning more lives will be saved in the future. …

In June of 2011, record rainfall in Canada and North Dakota caused the Souris River to rise to unprecedented levels. When water crested over levees in the small town of Minot, ND, a state of emergency was declared and 11,000 people — and their pets — were evacuated. The Vitko family was reunited with their two cats after the Minot …

The Petfinder.com Foundation recently partnered with the Thundershirt company to award 5,000 Thundershirts to Petfinder.com members across the country. Thundershirts’ constant, gentle pressure has a dramatic calming effect on most dogs when they are anxious, fearful or overexcited. Thundershirts have already helped hundreds of shelter dogs find forever homes. Hertford County Animal Shelter in Winton, NC, received a Thundershirt grant …

Last August, 10 Petfinder.com shelters and rescue groups received $1,000 grants from Blue Sky Soda and the Petfinder.com Foundation. Here’s another story about how the money is being used to help pets in need. Save A Pet, a rescue group in Dothan, AL, has a straightforward mission: To promote the adoption of homeless pets and to encourage spay/neuter through education …

Karen Owens, CPDT-KA®, is head trainer at Charlotte Mecklenburg Animal Care and Control in Charlotte, NC. Her position is made possible through a Petfinder.com Foundation Train to Adopt grant. Today, she tells us how the program is helping make dogs more adoptable. Killarney Killarney (pictured) is a medium-sized Boxer mix puppy that came to our shelter in late October. Her …

Our friends at KONG have quietly donated hundreds of toys to dogs in the Petfinder.com Foundation’s Train to Adopt program. The other day, we got an amazing photo and email from Train to Adopt shelter Charlotte Mecklenburg Animal Care & Control in Charlotte, NC: See the full photo after the jump! “Last night, after giving out the Kongs, I watched …

Founded in 2003, the Petfinder.com Foundation has grown significantly over the past eight years. Our first year, we awarded $43,000 in grants to shelters and rescue groups across the U.S. At the end of 2011 we will have awarded more than $10 million in grants to Petfinder.com member shelters and rescue groups. The Petfinder.com Foundation team accepts a $425,000 check …

Ten Petfinder.com shelters and rescue groups recently received $1,000 grants from Blue Sky Soda and the Petfinder.com Foundation. In honor of National Feral Cat Day, we’re spotlighting one grant recipient, Neighborhood Cats, Inc., a Brooklyn, NY-based rescue group using its grant to provide foster and veterinary care for community cats in need, such as formerly stray kittens Watson, Simon and …

Ten Petfinder.com shelters and rescue groups recently received $1,000 grants from Blue Sky Soda and the Petfinder.com Foundation. Here’s the first in a series of stories about how the money is being used to help pets in need. Violet and her puppies were  rescued from near starvation. Violet is a sweet Boxer and the new mother of a litter of …

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