Save the Lives of Shelter Pets in North America

Feb 13, 2013

How Your Donations Help Victims of Animal Cruelty

Adele the day she was rescued
Adele the day she was rescued

Happy New Year! And thank you so much for your support of the Petfinder Foundation. Your donations have helped us help thousands of homeless pets in the care of shelters and rescue groups nationwide. Here are the stories of just two of them.

Adele was rescued by Greater Charlotte SPCA on Dec. 27. Found as a stray on the side of the road, she was emaciated, covered in bite wounds (she was probably used as a bait dog) and several of the punctures in her face were badly infected. A grant from the Petfinder Foundation helped GCSPCA pay for her veterinary care.

Today, Adele has recovered and is ready to be adopted (learn more about adopting Adele). GCSPCA president Alex Wilson tells us, "Adele is a super sweet and happy girl. She is great with people, even young kids. She is actually very energetic now and loves to run and play in the yard."

Wilson also told that our grant helped cover the care of another cruelty case, a dog named Ethan. "Ethan was found as a stray, heartworm-positive, with a deep cut on his face and his body was full of shotgun pellets," she said. "He is still a very sweet and happy-go-lucky guy and he is in one of our foster homes recovering as well.

"We have had a lot of medical emergency cases recently and normally we have to be careful about taking on too many at once, but the grant has allowed us to take on more than we normally could. We are incredibly grateful for your generosity."

Adele today
Adele today
Ethan, found riddled with shotgun pellets
Ethan, found riddled with shotgun pellets



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