Fairy Tail Endings, Inc. awarded $5,000 Pet Food Grant for Food for Spot Pet Pantry Project
April 25, 2015
For struggling pet owners, providing pet food can be the difference between being able to keep a cherished pet and being forced to surrender them. Often pet owners on fixed, limited incomes or those dependent on food pantries share their own food rations with their pet, which means both human and pet are facing hunger and lack of proper nutrition. Food choices such as tuna and rice are often based on what can be shared with their pet rather than on what are healthiest for their family or their own nutritional needs.
While some local animal shelters have created pet food banks, often pet owners in the most need are unable to access these resources due to transportation, mobility and health issues. Last summer we partnered with Trinity Charities Inc. Inc., a nonprofit providing support services for those affected by HIV/AIDS or in temporary crisis, after a board member reached out to us with the same observations and concerns. “We provide some dog food at our food pantry, however we know we have AIDS clients that would rather buy food and pay for vet care for their dogs when they are at the end of their monthly income and not buy food or drugs for themselves. That of course is not a good decision and we are trying to address that problem with finding pet food and vet care for them when deemed necessary.”
In the fall of 2014, using our first Banfield Charitable Trust grant, Fairy Tail Endings officially launched our Food for Spot Pet Pantry Project on their campus. While we could have gone with a more economical food, it was important to us that we purchase a brand that was high quality, minimizing the potential for adverse reactions and allergies. We partnered with BOGOBowl.com, which operates on the buy one give one concept; as a program “buddy”, pet owners all over the U.S. can choose our organization to receive a donated bag whenever they buy one bag for their own pet and every bag we purchase through our organization is matched. We currently serve 131 dogs and cats through this pantry and with this second grant from Banfield Charitable Trust we can purchase enough pet food to last 6 months so that neither pet nor person suffer lack of nutrition.
Fairy Tail Endings, Inc. awarded $5,000 grant for Healthy Paws for Healthy PWA (persons with AIDS) Project from the DeBartolo Family Foundation
November 9, 2015
The mission of the DeBartolo Family Foundation is to provide leadership and financial resources to extraordinary organizations and individuals to improve the community.T he Community Grant program was established to provide financial support once annually to non-profit, grass roots organizations in need of assistance to achieve their goals. This grant will support our Healthy Paws for Healthy PWA (persons with AIDS) Project which funds exams, vaccines, minor treatments, testing and 6 months of flea & heartworm prevention for 20 pets through our bi-annual, free wellness clinics with Vets to YOU! on the campus of Trinity Charities, Inc. as well as more extensive diagnostics, treatments and surgeries for 8 of those pets referred to our partners.
Fairy Tail Endings, Inc. awarded $4,000 grant for senior dogs from The Grey Muzzle Organization
July 1, 2015
The Grey Muzzle Organization believes encouraging the rescue, rehabilitation, adoption, and care of senior dogs to be hugely important and appreciates the work we are doing in this area. We believe age is not a disease and senior pets that have provided a lifetime of loyalty and companionship are just as deserving of our support. With the introduction of our Road to Recovery Project outreach iniative last year, we are serving more senior, disabled and homebound owners who have senior pets as well. Often their pet is THE reason to get up in the morning. This second grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will fund the more extensive veterinary care for senior dogs in our program keeping them healthy so they can continue to provide emotional support to their owners.