Happy Tails

Happy Tail Tuesday

August, 2022: We have another fantastic story, this time from Saving Grace Pet Adoption: “Your donation to Holly’s hospice recently helped Gretel go to Callahan Village, a retirement home where she spent the past 6 months living her best life. We were able to convince management to take her by providing all the food, medical care and supplies.” This is why we do what we do!

Another happy tail from Cat Adoption Team!

August, 2022: Alex and his wife moved to the Portland metro area from the Ukraine along with their young cat Lucky. But earlier this summer, Lucky was diagnosed with a right eye entropion and the cost of surgery to correct the issue was out of reach for Lucky’s family. Worried about being able to provide the care they knew Lucky needed, Alex contacted Cat Adoption Team (CAT) to see if we could take Lucky in. Lucky for Lucky, CAT’s Keeping Cats in Homes program exists so that kitties like him can get the care they need and stay with the family they know and love! Donations from partners like Jamie Brianna’s Legacy Fundy help fund the program so that CAT could provide Lucky’s surgery for a much lower cost. Now Lucky is healed and happy at home!

I’ve been remiss!

August, 2022: My apologies for the delay in posting any updates, but we have been spending money and saving lives! In the last few months we’ve donated to Valley Animal Center and Halo Cafe pet food bank in Fresno, California; Friends of Kings County Animal Services in Hanford, California; Valley Oak SPCA in Visalia, California; Cat Tales Rescue in Solano County, California; and Feral Freedom Northern California.

Puppy Love

April, 2022: Juno, a puppy who had a terrible case of mange and was going to be surrendered by his family – a single mom with three kids. They were all crying. But instead of having to surrender him, Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center used some of our funds for treatment and he’s doing really well!

Some exciting changes!

March/April, 2022:

We’re all about saving lives by getting animals out of, and preventing animals from entering, shelters. So we are expanding our programs to include helping fund TNR programs. We’ve just donated to Visalia Feral Cat Coalition for their next event.

We also recently donated to Valley Animal Haven to sponsor the adoption of a few of their harder-to-place animals. More on that once they find their homes.

And last, but not least, helping fund hospice foster (aka fospice) programs, like Holly’s Hospice at Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center, so animals don’t die alone in a shelter. This is something very near and dear to my heart.

A new partner

February, 2022: We made a donation to Cat Adoption Team in Sherwood, Oregon. They will use our funds for their Keeping Cats in Homes fund and to sponsor the adoption fees for some of their FeLV/FIV kitties.

UPDATE March 2022: Here are two FeLV+ kitties, quickly adopted thanks to YOUR support!

More from Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center:

January, 2022:

  1. “This kitty is named Little Bitty. His owner lives in a local homeless camp. Little Bitty had an injury to his neck that would not heal. His owner knew he needed vet care but couldn’t afford it. He called us desperate for help and willing to surrender Little Bitty if he had to. Because of the Jamie Brianna Legacy Fund we were able to offer to treat Little Bitty’s wound and foster him until it healed enough for him to go back to his home at the camp. Little Bitty’s owner was overjoyed and brought him to us for treatment right away. Little Bitty had to wear a shirt or a baby onsie as he healed so that he wouldn’t scratch at his wounds, which made for some pretty cute photos!”   

2. “Kaitland reached out to us when she received a notice in the mail from her landlord. He had seen a cat in her window and she hadn’t paid her pet deposit. He gave her one week to pay it or the cat had to go. Kaitland adopted the cat from Saving Grace and couldn’t bear to think of her having to go back to the shelter. We were able to work out a deal where Kaitland came up with half of the pet deposit, and the Jamie Brianna Legacy Fund paid for the other half. Kaitland got to keep her kitty and her home.”

Keeping a family together

December, 2021: After a mom, son, and their 3 German Shepherds lost their home, they had all been living in their car since August. Mom spent the entire time fighting to keep the family together, but it became too much and she made the heartbreaking decision to surrender the dogs to the shelter. Fortunately, the mom’s friend stepped up and offered to foster the dogs if they got spayed/neutered first. Through our partnership with Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center, they were able to get the dogs fixed, micro chipped, and reunited with their family.