Here are some examples of how your donations are helping shelters and rescue groups, in the organizations’ own words.
A Shot At Life vaccination program helped us to vaccinate 150 cats.
We were able to vaccinated 150 cats and kittens to help to keep them healthy until adoption or rescue.
This helped us to vaccinate 150 animals. All of the vaccines have been used and we have placed 70 of those animals to Rescues. We have also placed 30 through adoption. The remainder are still awaiting an outcome.
Tootsie came to our shelter as a stray. She was vaccinated and held in an isolation room until she was big and healthy enough to be placed up for adoption. This domestic longhair chocolate point was rescued by one the many wonderful organizations we work with and placed into her forever home. Sully also came to our shelter as a stray. He is a beautiful flame-point domestic longhair. He was underweight and cold when he got here. We vaccinated him and housed him in our isolation room until he was big enough to be adopted. He is now in his forever home. Safari came to us as a stray. He was full of curiosity and a big personality. We vaccinated him and kept in our isolation room until a rescue group came to take him to his forever home. Mocha also came to us as a stray. He is a big beautiful 7-month-old taupe and white seal-point kitty. He was vaccinated with the help of the Shot At Life vaccination program. He was kept in our isolation room until he was healthy enough to put up for adoption. He was adopted into his forever home by a wonderful family.
We used the money to pay our vet, Wildcat Valley Animal Clinic.
This allowed us to take in more dogs and puppies that were in need of care. We spay and neuter all pets prior to adoption, so this helped us take in more dogs to get them spayed/neutered.
Thanks to this grant, we were able to save 10 more dogs. The grant helped us to fund 10 more spay and neuters for new kids, which we took in from high kill shelters and owner surrenders. Attached are some photos of the new kids we took in.
The vaccines were used to prepare our rescue kittens to be adopted into their forever homes.rn
The vaccines helped our organization by offsetting our costs and enabling us to use those funds for kittens that were medically fragile or adult cats needing additional medical attention. The additional medical costs are often above what we project for our initial intake of the animal. The awarded vaccines ultimately allowed us to place more homeless kittens and cats with their adoptive families.
75 kittens received two rounds of vaccines each before being released to their adoptive families.
A small, female, black kitten was rescued by a local law enforcement officer while on patrol. She was in a business parking lot, not safe, and injured. Because of our vaccination grant we had funds to send her immediately to one of our vets for treatment. We named her Miranda in recognition of her "rights" to be rescued! Miranda went home with her foster/rescuers. Her foot wrapped in pink vet wrap had to be changed twice a day. It was touch and go to keep it well and healed without infection. Whatever happened to her, the injury was to the bone. Miranda's surgery and stitches have healed but she does walk with a slight limp but not at a run; can't slow her down, she is full throttle. She is very sweet, fearless and loves everybody! Thanks to the grant Miranda has a shot at life!
She was probably born around the middle of April 2013 and has been spayed, combo tested negative, and fully vaccinated.
The Wahl shampoo was used to bathe shelter dogs and kittens.
People often donate used grooming supplies to us and many times we have to throw them away because of the quality or age of the products. The Wahl shampoo was a nice gift to our groomers for our shelter animals because it is good quality, smells good, and is from a reputable source.
It will take us quit a while to use all the product since our volunteer groomers come in only once a week. But I am figuring we will bathe around 200 dogs and two dozen flea-infested kittens with this grant.
We have 25 Sheperdoodles that are in protective custody. They were seized in a neglect case and have been in our shelter for many months. They are unsocialized and not housetrained. Our volunteer groomers come in each Thursday. It takes them eight hours to clip and bathe two of these large furry dogs. They have been at this for months and groomed the last of the 25 dogs just last week. When the Wahl shampoo arrived, the groomers started using it on these and other dogs. They love the way it smells.
We received the Wahl shampoo grant so we are able to bathe our dogs to get them looking and smelling better.
This grant helped us and is still helping us by cleaning up our dogs and making them smell and look better while they are here at the shelter.
This grant has helped at least five dogs and is continually helping dogs given that we still have shampoo left.
Calvin was a sweet little Yorkie/Chihuahua mix who came into our shelter as a stray. The owners never came for the cute little guy so he was placed in our adoption area. We had Calvin out one day playing in our office and he didn't smell the nicest. So we took him back to our exam room and gave him a bath with our Wahl shampoo (coconut lime verbena). Once his bath was over you could immediately tell he felt better, looked better and smelled a lot better. We placed him back in his kennel and not long after he was adopted!
Feline Rhinotracheitis Calici Panleukopenia Vaccine (Fel-O-Guard Plus 3) by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc
It has allowed us to maximize our ability to prevent infectious disease while minimizing the occurrence of adverse events associated with vaccinations. Allowing the shelter to send healthy adoptable pets home.
Aqua, Audrey, Ada, Anderson, Adelade and Anthony were a litter of kittens that were dropped off in a box at Petco on the morning of Sept. 28. With this grant we were able to financially help vaccinate these kittens, keep them in foster and spay and neuter them on Nov. 6. On Nov. 7, Anthony found his forever home.
Providing FVRCP vaccines to kittens and cats during kitten season 2013 to reduce feline disease and illness in our community and shelters
We were able to vaccinate stray cats and kittens when assisting their spay/neuter. It kept our foster homes filled with healthy kittens and allowed us to use the funds we would have spent on vaccinating these animals on other important shelter needs.
Jemma was a tiny kitten who was found abandoned by a Dumpster with her mother. The Good Samaritan who found this kitty family and took them in reached out to us for help. Our shelter manager went to her house and vaccinated the mother cat and baby Jemma. We eventually facilitated Jemma's adoption into a loving forever home. Helping prevent illness in Jemma and her mother allowed her foster parent to take them in and provide for them while we waited for a home for Jemma. Jemma's mom became a foster failure for the Good Samaritan who took her in.
The shampoo and conditioners were given to our foster parents for use on their foster dogs waiting for adoption.
Many of our dogs come to us dirty and unkempt. The shampoo and conditioner has come in very handy for making our dogs presentable for photographs and adoption events.
Stella is a tiny chihuahua puppy found in a box. She was so young and small we were worried about what to bathe her with. She did just fine with the Wahl shampoo and conditioner! Another foster parent bathed a poodle mix named CeCe in the Wahl shampoo after the dog had experienced a bad reaction to another brand. She was red and irritated. After the bath and conditioner you can see the redness is much reduced and she is more comfortable.
We received cat distemper vaccinations which has allowed us to vaccinate all our incoming cats and keep our existing cats up to date.
This allowed us to make sure all are our cats are vaccinated at the time of intake to prevent illness and to keep the current animals in our care up to date.
33 as of 11/14/13
Bruce and Scarlet were abandoned in a foreclosed home by their owners when a neighbor sought our help for their care. We did not have any vaccination history on these two and vaccinated them upon intake. Peaches and her two kittens, Paulie and Peter, came from a home where they were not taken care of and mom Peaches was on her second litter. One of her kittens had passed away from neglect prior to arriving at our shelter. We gave them their vaccinations upon intake.
We were awarded the "Shot at Life" grant. This was used to vaccinated all the incoming cats in our care.
We were paying $16 per vaccination at our veterinarian, so this gave us the ability to help many more animals. We were immediately able to help a momma cat and her five babies who were found starving, left in a live trap outside.
This grant helped us vaccinate 50 cats.
We were alerted to a live trap that was left with a starving momma cat and her five kittens. Some person had left this trap outside, next to a building. The finder was going to take them to animal control, where any animal brought in a live trap is destroyed immediately. The person who alerted us saw them and knew she had to intervene. She called us and asked if we could take them. Since we were feeling a little financial relief due to being awarded the vaccination grant, we were able to help.
These poor cats were covered with fleas, so skinny and literally starving. The kittens were 4 weeks old and were trying to nurse off of momma, but she didn't have any milk, most likely from being so emaciated.
They were sweet as can be and all quickly put on weight and were healthy, happy, playful kittens. We are happy to report that every single one has been adopted and a nice person actually adopted one of the kittens and Momma together.