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Animal Shelter of Pell City, Inc.: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant Report

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

The 500 doses of Naramune and DuraMax were used to treat dogs and puppies being readied for possible adoption. We do not adopt out canines until they are old enough to be spayed or neutered. We vaccinate for everything needed for the age of each animal so we have to spend a lot of money on meds. Your products helped protect our dogs and puppies from disease while our volunteers were trying to find homes for them.

ASPCI functions as the impoundment facility for our county as well as a shelter where owners can surrender pets they are unable to keep. We know nothing about the medical history of the 2,500-plus animals we get each year from animal control officers. These medications were essential in controlling infectious diseases in the dogs and puppies being held in hopes of finding new homes. We have to spend a lot of money on vaccines and medications to maintain a healthy shelter population. These vaccines lasted over two months and helped immeasurably in controlling our costs and, more importantly, keeping our animals healthy.

How many pets did this grant help?

Approximately 195 dogs and puppies.

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

Brimer was a 3-year-old black pug mix. The staff fell in love with her wonderful disposition. After being vaccinated, heartworm-tested and spayed, she was adopted by a family who already had three dogs. They just could not resist her charm. Pinky was three months old when brought to the shelter. After two rounds of vaccines, she was able to be made available for adoption and was quickly taken home by a family with a little girl who fell in love with her. Patricia was a beagle mix only one month old when she came to us. After being vaccinated and tested, she was placed on the adoption floor. A wonderful family looking for a companion for their other dog picked her at first sight, found that she got along fine with the resident dog, and took her home.

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