Fairy Tail Endings, Inc. awarded $7,475 grant for senior dogs from The Grey Muzzle Organization
July 1, 2018
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 who have provided a lifetime of loyalty and companionship are just as deserving of our support. We both promote the value of senior pets and encourage investment into their health so they can continue to provide companionship to their families. This is our 5th award from GMO and the second in support of our Silver Dollars Fund which funds surgeries for senior pets, concentrating on treatable conditions that profoundly affect their basic comfort and quality of life and/or increase their risk for surrender or euthanasia. This grant will specifically fund critical surgeries for 14 senior dogs suffering one of these four conditions: bladder stones/blockages, orthopedic disease/injuries, tumors and severe dental disease, helping them achieve comfort and health and remain home with the families they love in their silver years.
While our mission has traditionally focused on funding the treatment of conditions with a good prognosis so that families can stay together, we've had an increasing number of inquiries from owners with pets in the end stage of disease that can't afford to help end their pet's suffering. We recently created a Rainbow Bridge Fund to assist in the cost of humane euthanasia and cremation and GMO's contribution to this fund will give this final gift of a peaceful passing to 4 senior dogs with a terminal prognosis.
Fairy Tail Endings, Inc. awarded $5,000 Emergency Veterinary Care Grant for Owned Manatee County Pets from Manatee Community Foundation's Bill and Maryann Vinall Fund
July 1, 2018
As pet owners we know that accidents, illnesses and injuries can happen to anyone. They also seem to happen at the most inconvenient times…nights, weekends and holidays or when we are already struggling to make ends meet. A trip to the ER can often mean the difference between life and death, but for many low-income pet owners the cost of just walking in the door is out of reach. An exam, blood work, imaging, surgery and hospitalization can quickly add up to a cost that is unmanageable for even the most dedicated pet owners. With emergency room fees averaging 2-3 times the cost of the same services performed through a regular clinic, a treatable condition with a good prognosis can still be a life and death situation for a pet whose family can't pay ½ the estimated cost of care upfront. This grant from Manatee Community Foundation’s Bill and Maryann Vinall Fund will provide life-saving emergency veterinary care to 10-12 loved Manatee county pets and spare many families the devastating loss of their furry family member simply because of personal finances.