Fairy Tail Endings, Inc. awarded $2,000 spay/neuter grant from The Bissell Pet Foundation
November 12, 2013
The Bissell Pet Foundation is proud to support the efforts of organizations that work every day to advocate and care for homeless pets. Our mission of keeping wanted out of shelters in the first place resonated strongly with them. Promoting responsible pet ownership through education has always been an important part of our mission. Before we approve veterinary care for an unaltered pet, the owner must agree to fix them. Once healthy, we refer these pets to several local clinics but sometimes our clients are unable to afford even a low-cost surgery. This grant from The BISSELL Pet Foundation will enable us to fund spays/neuters for dozens of pets, protecting our investment into their long-term health and keeping unwanted offspring from ending up in shelters.
Fairy Tail Endings, Inc. awarded Transportation Grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County
August 30, 2013
We are pleased to announce that we received a Transportation Grant for our Road to Recovery Project from the Special Projects Donor Advised Matching Fund of The Community Foundation of Sarasota County. Our Road to Recovery Project will provide outreach and funding for veterinary care and transportation to help low-income seniors, disabled and home-bound pet owners keep their cherished pets healthy and home with them. Many needy seniors face the additional challenge of mobility and transportation issues that prevent them from seeking adequate and timely care for their furry family...just getting to the veterinarian’s office can be half the battle. This grant will enable us to provide pet transport services for 40 veterinary appointments, removing one of the biggest obstacles home-bound pet owners face in accessing needed pet care. Together we will strengthen and expand our collective reach, creating positive outcomes for at-risk pets while promoting the emotional bond that is so critical to the health and wellness of home-bound.
Fairy Tail Endings, Inc. awarded $2,500 Pet Food Grant for Food for Spot Pet Pantry Project
August 25, 2013
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. Fairy Tail Endings will provide pet food to social service agencies such as Meals on Wheels of Sarasota and Trinity Charities, Inc. that already serve these at-risk populations, operate food pantries and storage/distribution facilities and recognize the therapeutic value of pets for their clients.
Banfield Charitable Trust has awarded Fairy Tail Endings, Inc. a $2,500 grant to purchase pet food for distribution to partner organizations so that neither pet nor person suffer lack of nutrition.
Fairy Tail Endings, Inc. awarded $5,000 Emergency Veterinary Care Grant by DeBartolo Family Foundation
November 17, 2012
As pet owners, we know that accidents and emergencies can happen to anyone. 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. Families already struggling to meet the routine costs of pet ownership are often forced to choose between euthanasia and going without critical care when an emergency arises. The average fee for the most costly conditions can range from $300 to more than $5,000. We received a generous $5,000 award from the DeBartolo Family Foundation in support of our ER Vet Care Fund which means 15 needy pets will receive life-saving emergency care and 15 devoted families will be spared the devastating loss of their furry family member simply because of personal finances. The Community Grants program was established by the DeBartolo Family Foundation to provide financial support once annually to non-profit, grass roots organizations in need of assistance to achieve their goals. Fairy Tail Endings was one of just 17 small nonprofits to receive a Community Grant in 2012.
Fairy Tail Endings, Inc. awarded $1,500 by The Build-A-Bear Workshop Foundation to support SRQ No Flea Zone Project
February 6, 2013
One of the first pet care expenses struggling owners often feel forced to sacrifice is monthly flea and heartworm prevention. Prevention can seem like a luxury item for pets that have other medical issues requiring diagnostics and prescription medications, but neglecting flea prevention can result in preventable health conditions such as hotspots, Flea Allergy Dermatitis and secondary skin infections that are even more expensive to treat. The problem is exacerbated for families with multiple pets, as household infestations complicate the treatment and prognosis for all and can quickly turn unmanageable. For a pet owner already struggling to meet the normal costs of pet ownership, a preventable and relatively routine medical issue can suddenly lead to the heartbreaking decision to surrender a beloved pet. The Build-A-Bear Workshop Foundation was thrilled to partner with us for our SRQ No Flea Zone Project and will enable us to purchase 6 months of flea prevention for 30 cherished pets, helping them stay healthy, happy and in their own loving homes while their families get back on their feet.
Fairy Tail Endings, Inc. awarded $5,000 grant from the Floyd C Johnson and Flo Singer Johnson Foundation
September 23, 2013
We are delighted to share the news of this grant award to Fairy Tail Endings from the Floyd C Johnson and Flo Singer Johnson Foundation. Their mission is to support education, the arts, the environment and animal protection. This grant is unrestricted and will allow us to fund any program or general operating expenses. We strive to support the efforts of other organizations sharing our core values through leadership, knowledge transfer, and collaboration to achieve the biggest impact for local animal welfare. We received this grant thanks to the recommendation of our friend, Page Knoebel, founder of Satchel's Last Resort, an animal shelter and sanctuary where I volunteer weekly. This group embodies the spirit of this core value and we are so grateful to be saving lives along side them.
Fairy Tail Endings, Inc. awarded $2,500 grant for senior dogs from The Grey Muzzle Organization
January 1, 2014
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, 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 grant will fund the veterinary care for senior dogs in our program keeping them healthy so they can continue to provide emotional support to their owners.