The Healthy Paws Foundation is honored to be able to help pet organizations across the country save homeless pets. One way in which the foundation hands out grant money is via a campaign called the Rescue Race. The most recent Rescue Race concluded in November, and many deserving animal rescues and shelters received grant money from the Healthy Paws Foundation to support their organizations in helping homeless pets.
We reached out to our November 2019 Rescue Race participants to catch up with them on how things have been going over the past few months.
Donna from PoundHounds ResQ in New York updated us about several senior pets that were saved from euthanasia at New York Animal Care Centers (NYACC):
A representative from HART for Animals, Inc. in Maryland said:
One of the animals that recently benefited from the grant was a kitten named Sparrow. He was brought to us to be euthanized because he had already lost one eye and the other looked as if it had exploded. Fortunately, HART is an animal adoption center, which incorporates a full-service veterinary clinic, and Sparrow did not have to be euthanized. His ‘exploded’ eye was removed and the other was surgically cleaned. Then, one of our staff members offered to foster him while his eyes healed. Within 10 days, Sparrow’s lovely personality had convinced his foster mom that he was eminently adoptable. And so it was that Sparrow lost his eyes but found a home, where he is deeply loved! Sparrow is only one of the 13 animals that we have already helped with the proceeds of the grant. Some of the other animals required less invasive procedures but – to the suffering animal – it meant wonderful relief. An example of that was Frisco, a male pit-bull mix, who arrived in terrible distress and required major tooth extractions. These are two happy examples of the work we do every day!
Interested in nominating your favorite rescue organization for our next Rescue Race? Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org that includes their website and a monitored email address.