Teller County Regional Animal Shelter: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The shelter has greatly expanded its program of giving immunizations to the cats that are too wild to ever become pets but are healthy individuals. These cats are trapped, altered and immunized, then used as barn cats in the local area. The cats are cared for by the owners and are fed and housed. The animals are safe from disease because of the immunizations and will not breed because of being altered.
As a 5013c with no support from State, Federal or local funding, money is always extremely tight. This grant of shots enabled the shelter to help pets that we would not normally be able to. It is a great service to the community to be able to limit the risk of disease with outdoor/barn cats.
How many pets did this grant help?
to date - over 45 cats have been helped with more to come.
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
A women in the county had called for emergency services for herself. When the sheriff department responded they found a hoarding situation at the home of not only items but also cats. Animal control was called and the two tamest cats were brought to the shelter. The cats were given the immunizations from the grant and also altered. Over a period of two months on foster care, the cats became tame and social. Both cats were adopted out to good homes. Their names are Flopsy and Lollipop.